Just finished reading ... A Beautiful Dark

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A Beautiful Dark
by Jocelyn Davies
HarperTeen, September 2011
Source: library ebook on Kindle

"They were so different. Light and dark. Peace and chaos."

Skye has only vague memories of her parents, who died in a car accident when she was young. Now she's being raised by her late mother's best friend in a small Colorado town. Around her seventeenth birthday, strange things begin to happen. Her eyes, usually grey, begin to flash silver.

Things really heat up when two quarreling cousins appear at her surprise party, then enroll at the local high school. Devin and Asher seem like polar opposites: Devin is fair and calm, while Asher is dark and intense.

Skye is drawn to both of them. When they tell her the truth about her identity, she is confused and disbelieving. She'll have to explore new powers and decide whom to trust.

I loved the setting of this book -- a Colorado mountain town -- and also enjoyed watching Skye pinball between two appealing guys. There's quite a twist at the end of the book, leading me to believe that a sequel's on the way.

Definitely pick this up if you're a fan of:


  1. I definitely read a review of that barely 2 days ago on another blog! Enjoyed your review, going to Goodreads to find out more:)

  2. Great review Jen! I've been wanting to read this one for a while. The cover had me hooked, and your review just made me "want" to read this increase by like 100! haha

  3. Thanks for the review! I've had this on my wishlist for a while as well as Hush, Hush...I have Personal Demons but haven't read it yet...I need to get on it!

  4. I am dying to read this book. The cover is so very pretty and the blurb already has me hooked. I really hope there is a sequel to this book because I just know I will love it.

  5. @ebaker Ooh, you'll love Personal Demons.

    @Caitlin Yep, I think I read that it will be a trilogy. The way this one ended, there has to be more :)

  6. This is on my TBR list! I need to borrow a copy from a friend, but i have heard amazing things!


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