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Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Beautiful Dark (A Beautiful Dark #1) by Jocelyn Davies

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.
This poor book. I don’t know what happened to it. Let me lay out the book for you:

Fend off wannabe boyfriend #1
Something weird happens
Get irritated at boy #2 and #3
Kiss boy #2
Something weird happens
Kiss boy #3
Get irritated at boy #2 and boy #3
Rinse, repeat…

It had a good…how do I say it…? Frame work. It had good framework. But it lost it after that. The book fails to mention why she has to choose between the two boys, when she has to choose (…before some catastrophic event or such.) and fails to mention why it would have anything to do with the overall picture of things. Also: In the book, Devin is a ‘good angel’ so to speak. The reason he seems safe and secure is because the good angels are incapable of ‘bad’ feelings (jealousy, hatred etc.) but Devin’s ‘girlfriend’ back home, oozes hatred and jealousy toward Skye. It just didn’t make sense. Nothing Jocelyn said stuck. It contradicted itself and went on and on and on. Do yourself a favor. Wait two days and get Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen. Same sort of concept, but a world of difference in every other fashion.

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