woensdag 27 juni 2012
A Beautiful Dark - Jocelyn Davies
Serie: A Beautiful Dark #1
Release date: 2011
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 really enjoyed this book! The cover is stunning and I’m a huge sucker for books with the angel theme. And of course romance! This book is full of mysteries. The main character Skye is quite ordinary, nothing really special and the beginning of the book was kind of slow. But.. With the introduction of Asher and Devin the story took quite a turn, it became full of mysteries and tension. I really liked the two and they captured my interest. I found myself become overwhelmingly interested in their history. There was kind of a love triangle going on with Skye – Devin – Asher, but I really didn’t like that. Asher was kind of a stalker, especially when he admitted to watch Skye sleep. Creepy much!? Though, I have to admit, Asher made me laugh quite a bit. And the fact he's smoking hot is helping too. Devin is a whole other kind of character, shy, but so mysterious! I didn't really know what to think of him, a sweet and hot guy. Like he is the good one, boy oh boy was I wrong! The end of the book was kind of rushed, like a lot of information had to be put in as few pages as possible. The ending is a huge cliffhanger and makes me craving for more! Especially Devin turns out to be a huge surprise. The story itself is kind of predictable, but there were a few elements that made the book a good read.