Friday, October 14, 2011

Angel vs. Angel

A Beautiful Dark
Written by: Jocelyn Davies
Released: September 27, 2011 by HarperTeen
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.
A Beautiful Dark is the first book in a captivating trilogy by debut author Jocelyn Davies.
Another past-due review paired with an expired e-galley. So forgive my lack of in-depth details.
Ok, I’m usually not one who liked angel-type situation novels but this one had me intrigued from the very beginning and kept my attention. Plus, the angel stuff wasn’t a main-main focus in the grand scheme of things. If anything, the holiness took backseat to the magic of it all so it didn’t scream angel. Does that even make sense?
Anyway, reader beware that this novel also contains a love triangle; one which I’m hesitant to take sides on. It’s not a straight-cut situation like Jacob/Edward or Gale/Peeta or even Puck/Ash, at least it wasn’t for me. I constantly found myself like Skye and pinging back and forth between the two. I would have to say, though, that in the beginning I was rooting a little bit for the third pseudo-contender in the romance department. However, by the end I had no clue who to give my vote to.
So, to sum it all up, angels, magic powers, love triangle; this book has it covered. I enjoyed it and I’m giving it a 7.5/10. I also can't wait for the next in the trilogy! Oh, and I love this cover! It's so pretty.

Thank you to NetGalley and HarperTeen for the advanced e-galley version o this novel! I greatly enjoyed it despite this incredibly short review.

1 comment:

Christy (Love of Books) said...

I've put this one off for awhile, because I need a break from the angels. But I'll definitely pick this one up when I'm in the mood. Nice review... I hate when the book expires before I've reviewed it.