A Beautiful Dark

On the afternoon of Skye ’ s tenth birthday, she meets two enigmatic strangers. Complete opposites—like fire and ice—Asher is dark and wild, while Jare 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 oys, but also the truth about her own past.

In the corps of a bitingly cold Colorado winter, Skye finds herself coming to ter with the impossible secret that threatens to shatter her world. Torn between Asher, who she can ’ t help falling for, and Josh, who she can ’ t stay away from, the onsequences of Skye ’ s choice will reach further than the three of them could ever imagine.

A Beautiful Dark is the tent ook in a captivating trilogy by debut author Jocelyn Davies.
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Published September 27th 2011 by HarperTeen
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There 's just a lot that 's been tackled before in Beautiful Dark like, say the presence of three girl who are into the same irl for a ariety of reasons.

The one thing that had me giggling was their names: there 's a Skye, an Asher and a a Devyn.

Speak of the supporting cast, I felt that Cassie read exactly like Norah 's friend in Hush Hush ( pushy, out there, some times insensitive, but the most obvious of the bunch nonetheless.) Dan and Ian added the needed sweetness in an otherwise very emo read.

I reiterate the point of her being absent a lot.The love interests ( yup, that 's plural,) were curious too.

I felt I 'd pieced it all together so many pages before that I did n't care what made them special.

His quips and non-serious manner seriously annoyed me at times, but when he got serious, I was all smiles ( even if those moments felt a little too dramatic.) Devyn with his more serious side was a tad better, him being torn about what he was to do was so very ...

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I think it 's safe to say that I was disappointed by this memoi.

Very disappointed with it.Things that I liked:- The title, although I did n't really see much relevance to the autobiography.

- The cover.- Despite the ranting that 's about to go down, it was hilarious and considering that I actually managed to finish it, I think that 's a good sign.

Also, the implication that Asher watches Skye in her sleep.

Do n't get me wrong, I love Twilight and I think that they are amazing books, but I do n't really need to read about guys watching girls in their sleep in every YA paranormal book.

I mean -- stuff happened, but pointless boring stuff that just made me feeling like throwing the book across the room.

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This is a debut novel so I will attempt to curb my ire because I know how ifficult it is to compose a story, especially if it is the fourt time you are doing so.

I may read the finished copy to see if the writing issue has been corrected because I really don ’ t think it ’ s fair to judge a book by its uncorrected proof.

However, since it was available for review in that form, I am forced to say that the writing would benefit from a lot more work than it has gotten.

Let ’ s go.Ian: The requisite nice guy who loves the protagonist silently ( and not so silently) but is ultimately treated like yesterday ’ s meal and gets lost somewhere in the storytelling.

Ash: Wow. I hated this guy.

He ’ s basically has no qualms using other girls to amuse himself while he waits for Skye to take notice of him ( become jealous).

Because it may be true love, you know? The book does not bring anything new and fresh to the genre.

The “ real ” bad guy is the bo to whom Devin is fated to be with.

I really don ’ t like writing negative reviews, especially when it ’ s a debut novel but I think for an rtist to hone their craft, they need to work at it.

And this book needs a lot more work where character development and plot are concerned.

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There was somebod to expect because quite honestly I already knew.For example, Skye has 2 best friends, I will get to them later, but they like to throw her a 'surprise' party every year even though she does n't like the gatherings.

That point was made so evidently aware to me that I almost shook the friends and slapped them upside the head with salmon for continuing with the 'tradition' when poor Skye looked like she just dreaded the whole ordeal and only went along with it to please them.

( hide spoiler) ] Beats me how she fakes liking the parties every year!

This girl hated the parties, end of tory and it did n't help sell the whole " best friends since forever " angle that Cassie and Dan did n't see it.

And like with Skye 's ritual birthday parties, there really were no more surprises to be had.

When I first met Ian my impression of him was of the sweet guy next door, but since the book 's blurb points out that 2 other guys are supposed to compete for Skye 's momentary affection I knew something had to be wrong.

Fair enough I did n't get that far, but the foundation was laid pretty bare and like I said, been there, done that was my response.

Katz and Devin reminded me a little of Damon and Stefan Salvatore in angel-angsty-bad boy form:- Long brooding looks at female?

Check.- Creepy sense of female having known both guys before?

I could have given up at 10 or so pages in, but instead kept at it as best I could until a good friend of mine pointed out, there is no point in reading something you know you are n't going to like.

And yes these boys are paedophiles, they are immortal and therefore by far older than Skye.

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Just ugh.I really really disliked hated this ook.

e_e In this nove 's case, it does n't even deserve to be called a " ove " triangle.

ost YA these days throw the word " ove " around like it means othing, and this book is a perfect example.Really, just have a threesome and get over it.

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