Title: A Beautiful Dark
Author: Jocelyn Davies
Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal
Format/Pages: Netgalley/229 pages
Publication Date: 9/27/2011
Birthdays are a time for change, a time for growth. But Skye could never have imagined how much her life would change on her 17th birthday. Skye suddenly has two extra boys in her life, vying for her attention. Devin is blond, blue-eyed, tortured, seemingly shy and uncomfortable while Asher is the polar opposite, dark hair, dark eyes, cocky and self-assured. Not only does their attention change Skye, but the things they tell Skye about herself change all she ever believed about her life. Now Skye must make a choice, a choice with consequences she never could have believed possible. Light and Dark. Peace and Chaos. Which one will Skye choose?
A Beautiful Dark was an unexpected surprise! Jocelyn Davies provides the reader with a different twist to the typical young adult paranormal story—a twist I will not give away in my review. I’ll just say that what I expected to happen did not happen, the motivations of the characters were not what I expected and the end of the book blew me away. It was really refreshing to read a book where the characters were not predictable or typical; in fact, a couple of times I caught myself sitting with my mouth hanging open, surprised by what had just occurred. Like I said, this was a very refreshing book.
A Beautiful Dark is a good book, well-written and obviously well thought out. I really enjoyed it. I will be recommending this book to my girls. And can I just say—there had better be a sequel!