Thursday, November 01, 2012

A Beautiful Dark 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.

I can't believe I actually made it through this entire book. It's not because it's poorly written--it actually could have been a decent story because it was written quite well. The problem I ran into was this: I was talking to my friend about this book the other night and when she asked me what I thought I said, "You know, I don't know. I'm 90% of the way through and nothing has really happened." The last 10% wasn't much better. I felt like the ending, while a bit shocking, was a last-ditch effort to draw readers in enough to get them to read the sequel. Don't expect me to be one of them.

I think the only reason I kept reading was the fact that I kept unintentionally comparing Devin to Stefan from The Vampire Diaries and Asher to Damon (SO HOT!!). Only in this version (if Skye was Elena--which she's CLEARLY not),  Damon DOES get the girl. It's about dang time.

While my Vampire Diaries scenario isn't even close to this book (it falls far short)-- I must have had my TV show stuck on my brain!-- it's not enough to ever get me to recommend this book. It was all sorts of bizarre and never really got to the point of all the strange happenings.

All in all, I wouldn't recommend it, but there's nothing "bad" in it. If you want to give it a go, have fun! :)

Happy Reading!

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