A Beautiful Dark (A Beautiful Dark #1)
Ugh, guys. Just ugh.
Let's see. We have the unsuspecting Mary Sue hero...more
UPDATE 6/19: So I should have updated this "review", more like a comment really, when I saw the cover and the synopsis. I think when I added this book to my wishlist and made my comment I only had the title to go by. What came to mind when I saw the Dark part of the title was my comment above. I usually associate the word dark with Vampires. Thankfully this book is going to be an angel book. I love angel books! Plus I never should have doubted this b...more
Once upon a time, there was an idea, A Beautiful Dark, and me.
See, I like to write too. I want to be published one day, and one of the many ideas I've had (but have not yet had the chance to pursue) went like this: an agent of good, an agent of evil, and the high school girl they're trying to win over to their side of an ancient war. Only good is also evil, evil is still evil (but sympathetic), and the high school girl will take no bull from either...more
Asher - I am THE bad boy yo.
Devin- I am the brooding one.
Asher – I am cocky. And a flirt.
Devin- I am the good guy.
Asher – I love me some Skye.
Asher & Devin - We both are incredibly hot.
*glare at each other*
Skye – Ooh la la who do I choose!?
Ian – I am a mere mortal . BUT I LOVE SKYE BECAUSE IT WOULD BE SO STUPID IF ONLY 2 GUYS WERE IN L...more
"All of a sudden he’d taken two giant steps towards me, and before I knew it, had taken my face into his hands and taken me into the darkness of his wings, and he was kissing me and I was kissing him and we were kissing each other in my little bedroom, in my little house, in my little town, while the mountains soared into the sky."
Wow! What a beautiful cover, don’t ya think? When I first seen this book a few months ago, I was instantly drawn to...more
A Beautiful Dark focuses on Skye, a seventeen year old orphan living with her Aunt Jo. Her life is going great, she is a straight-A student and champion of the ski team. But everything changes when she meets Asher and Devin, two mysterious boys who have turned up out of nowhere. Yes, it might sound cliche, but it takes the love triangle in a different direction than most do, in my opinion. Soon enough, Skye realizes just what the two boys are and what she really i...more
Two opposing godly sides? Well, that would have been okay, if it weren't for the fact that they're both supposedly hot males who aren't supposed to fall in love with the main girl character (ooh la la, it's forbidden!!) but you know, they end up anyways. And since they're from opposing sides, well, the girl gets fought over. Not romantic at all.
And adding in the fact that the girl is a self-unknown supernatural? Spec...more
Things that I liked:
- The title, although I didn't really see much relevance to the book.
- The cover.
- Despite the ranting that's about to go down, it was enjoyable and considering that I actually managed to finish it, I think that's a good sign.
- It was hardback, which meant that when I through it across the room in anger, it didn't damage it much.
Things that I didn't like:
- The plot: I mean, seriousl...more
A Beautiful Dark has everything I love about a paranormal read. Otherworldly creatures and a love triangle! I know some readers loathe a love triangle, but I for one cannot get enough of them! I mean, what girl wouldn't want two gorgeous boys fighting over her! Perhaps I just like seeing a fantasy from my youth playing out! HA!
Skye was a very likable character. She was polite, imperfect & considerate, and not in the annoying way that some...more
Plot-wise, it wasn't that horrible, and I even had a few moments of, "What's going to happen?" It is a much-used plot these days, though, so a few fractions of a star...more
Skye’s parents died on her 6th birthday. So birthday’s aren’t Skye’s favorite day. On the evening of her 17th birthday, two boys, cousins, enter her life. Blond, blue-eyed, very reserved Devin and brooding, dark-haired, dark-eyed Asher…they are polar opposites and they are on Skye like “white on rice”. Along with these two strangers start a series of very strange events. Skye isn’t sure what is going on and who to believe.
I had su...more
Από το οπισθόφυλλο:
* Τη νύχτα που η Σκάι κλείνει τα δεκαεπτά της χρόνια, συναντά δύο αινιγματικούς ξένους. Εντελώς αντίθετοι μεταξύ τους, σαν τη φωτιά και τον πάγο, ο Άσερ είναι μελαχρινός και άγριος, ενώ ο Ντέβιν είναι ανοιχτόχρωμος και ήρεμος.
*My reviews don't contain spoilers*
This book confused me a little at the beginning because of the amount of new characters that were introduced all at the same time. We first see Skye as she enters a cafe and she's immediately surrounded by people and friends and then we also meet the two boys in the same chapter. I just thought the characters should have been seeped in a little slower at the beginning. Once I got over that initial...more
A beautifully written page turner full of all the things that make YA great - first loves, betrayal, supernatural beings, & lovable characters - this one is a fall must read....
September is shaping up to be an amazing release month for the world of YA fiction and HarperTeen seems to be poised to captivate audiences with their paranormal line up. A Beautiful Dark is one of the most well written and engaging novels...more
The biggest let-down in this book for me was...more
Skye begged her friends...more
What I thought about it:
A Beautiful Dark is a heartfelt story about a girl who realizes that her life is not what it seemed to be like and who has to deal with the consequences of her parents' past. Skye's world is turned upside down by the arrival of Asher and Devin when she finds out that she is not as normal as she had believed all along.
It didn't take much time for me to finish A Beautiful Dark, because this novel is incredibly written and with every chapter that I finished...more
I was eagerly anticipating the release of A Beautiful Dark and I was ridiculously excited when I got the chance to read it via Netgalley. Unfortunately, this book didn't live up to my expectations (which were, admittedly, very high).
Skye is a talented young girl, who is eager to learn and an unbeatabl...more
With that said, I guess I can start p...more
Don't you just love it when you immediately know that you'll love a book after reading the first page? It's Skye's 17th birthday and she's celebrating it with her friends, as her parents died when she was only young. All is well when suddenly, strange things begin to happen; broken thermostats, exploding boilers, terrifying avalanches…what on earth is going on? Furthermore, two gorgeous transfers are now vying for her attention, both impossibly dif...more
I did enjoy Skye's character. I liked the relationships she formed with her friends and especially with her Aunt Joy. She seems like a genuine person who is easy to like and read about. I also enjoyed learning about her history and who her...more
Honestly, the books in the YA genre are the same story with different names chucked in them. I have read this same story too many times to even count, where is the originality people? And the sad thing is I didn't even like it to begin with. An annoying heroine with two guys, one dark and brooding and the other a womanizer- usually related, chasing after her. It's been overused, overdone and overexposed.
The whole YA Genre is just one story told b...more
What to say about this story... Well. To begin, it is your usual "angel/demon" story. So there's that. And, well, it was a wonderful read and I was very eager to read the conclusion, which killed me in a thrilling cliffhanger. Overall, I would recommend this story as an easy read. Some grammar seemed a tad bit off and sometimes the story got a bit off focus, but I can let that slide.
This girl is all over the place. I mean, MAN. She has three guys drooling all over her, a
It was one of those book that surprised me every time a new chapter began.
I can say that i didn't know what to believe at first.From the beginning i thought that it will be something good and interesting,but i guess my reaction when everything changed was different.
Usually i pay attention to every single detail,but now all that mattered to me was Skye's destin...more
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"Does that bother you?" He asked.
"No." I thought for a minute. "As long as you can feel things and care about things."
"It's a misconception that you need a heart to love," Asher whispered into my hair.”