Thursday, February 21, 2013

Book # 18: A Beautiful Dark

Title: A Beautiful Dark

Author: Jocelyn Davies

Date started reading: Feb. 22, 2013
Date finished reading: Feb. 24, 2013

Publish date: September 2011
ISBN: 978-0061990656
Number of pages: 400

Official summary: "On the night of Skye’s seventeenth birthday, she meets two enigmatic strangers. Complete opposites – like fire and ice – Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair and aloof. Their sudden appearance sends Skye’s life into a tailspin. She has no idea what they want, or why they seem to follow her every move – only that their presence coincides with a flurry of strange events. Soon she begins to doubt not just the identity of the two boys, but also the truth about her own past. In the dead of a bitingly cold Colorado winter, Skye finds herself coming to terms with the impossible secret that threatens to shatter her world. Torn between Asher, who she can’t help falling for, and Devin, who she can’t stay away from, the consequences of Skye’s choice will reach further than the three of them could ever imagine." (

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How I obtained the book: Checked out of library

My commentary:
  • Pre-reading: Once again, I'm going to read this series mostly because I think the covers are pretty. Hopefully it will turn out to be worth my time. 
  • Post-reading: I like the overall storyline of this book, but the author made it focus too much on what appears to be a love triangle, making Skye choose between a "good angel" and a "fallen angel." Why does everything always have to have a love triangle???

Memorable quotes:
  • "Together (Devin and Asher) were like this force of energy that constantly seemed to be adding up to trouble." ~ Skye
  • "When are you going to stop looking at the world in black and white?" ~ Asher to Skye
  • "What was I all of a sudden, the Welcome Wagon?" ~ Skye
  • "(Devin) was more of a dove. Asher was the hawk." ~ Skye
  • "Rule-breakers color outside the lines. They change the world." ~ Asher
  • "It's a misconception that you need a heart to love." ~ Asher
  • "You can't run from your destiny. It follows you everywhere." ~ Raven

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