A Need So Beautiful (A Need So Beautiful #1)
We all want to be remembered. Charlotte's destiny is to be forgotten.
Charlotte's best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she's cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what's really wrong. She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth who feels the Need, a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger.
But Charlotte never
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On the plus side, I have managed to complete one of my winter challenge books on the very first day it started. And no, I didn't cheat, I listened to all seven boring hours of this thing - sorry if you liked it, but this book is just dull.
It wasn't the cheesy romance, it wasn't the whole angels and emphasis on religion thing, it wasn't even the annoying voice of the audio narrator... it's just that this story is so blah. So very very blah. Haven't I read this story a million times? Don't I know ...more
I read A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL in one sitting, mostly by candlelight. When the power came back on, I pretty much ignored it and just kept reading. It's a gorgeous story, full of intrigue and sweeping themes. I'm a sucker for anything that has to do with the sadness and necessity of forgetting, so parts of this book ...more
A Need So Beautiful is a great take on Angel lore, which I'm always looking for, so this was a nice treat.
I've never read anything by Suzanne Young before, but I think that's just gonna have to change. Her writing is easy to get lost in and kept me intrigued from the first page, on.
What I loved most about this book was that the relationship was already solidly rooted. No awkward first-meets, or getting to know what buttons work here or silly antics to get him to not ...more
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A recommendation by Carrie Ryan, the author of “The Forest of Hands and Teeth” (well that’s the first thing that caught my eye)! Surely a book recommended by HER would be awesome right?
Although the book in itself was not bad (quite enjoyable actually), the characters were all cliché and we once again had instant love (the worst I’ve seen ...more
A Need So Beautiful was so very wonderfully, hauntingly beautiful. I truely did not want this one to end, I could not put it down. It was angelic, but not in the preachy sense. Mrs. Young has charmed me and has me "needing" more of her writing.
Charlotte has these compulsions, these needs. They take her by the heart and she has no choice but to see them through. To fight them seems impossible, besides she never has wanted to until now, now th ...more
This is about good vs evil, making hard decisions to do what's right. These characters were flawed, realistic and capable of leaving an impact on you. Charlotte, our protagonist, has a duty of fulfilling the "Need" As this special Need pulls her t ...more
Suzanne Young has done something special. She's created a fresh mythology in a genre that's gotten really old for me; her characters are flawed and authentic; and her writing...o ...more
Charlotte lives with her foster mother and foster siblings in a big city and she goes to an expensive prep school with her best friend Sarah, who’s the pretty, annoying girl who doesn’t have many friends. ...more
I absolutely adored this book.
From start to finish I felt connected to Charlotte and her destiny and wanted her to actually live and stay...
Towards the end I got so emotional and desperate to see this through, I cried till my mouth went dry.
It is the story of a teenager, 16-year-old Charlotte Cassidy who is an orphan, or at least thinks she is, living with her foster mother, Mercy and her foster siblings, Alex and Georgia.
She was found as a six-year-old, alone and abandoned and e ...more
In fact I think it is something else entirely...The Forgotten.
What would you do if you found out that you were....quite literally...no one?
Charlotte's character is great. I love her voice. I loved the fact that like any teenager these days, she is completely head over heals in love with her boyfriend, and they express it in the most physical of ways. ...more
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Welcome to the oh-so-complicated and supersecret universe of Charlotte Cassidy a.k.a. Doubly-NEEDYGIRL. It isn't sufficient that she has this severely compulsive Joan-of-Arcadia-thingy going on, which physically forces her - by slowly building up pain and body heat, nausea, blindness, suffocation and whatnot - to follow the unpredictably up- ...more
Unique in premise and brilliant in execution, A Need so Beautiful weaves a fresh, fantastic new take on light and dark. Creating an angel of sorts while not relying heavily on actual angel principles, Young has made a stellar blend of contemporary with a supernatural twist. With a sympathetic protagonist, a hot love interest, and a well paced story line, A Need so Beautiful is engaging from the start and fulfilling in the end.
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Charlotte is an incredibly lika ...more
The plot isn't unique, it is the formula that works on me. Boy, girl, wise guiding old person. However the supernatural element is completely unique. Charlotte is a Forgotten. She feels a pull towards people to help them and eac ...more
Charlotte is a likable, real heroine who is struggling with something that she can't tell anyone about. If she did, she'd likely lose them all, including her best and only friend Sarah and her too ...more
This was different from my most recent paranormal read. There was this very light touch to a darker feel of the book. The concept of the Forgotten had to be my favorite part. They are those who do random good deeds that change peoples lives. After each time they lose a piece of their skin leaving a ...more
Charlotte is a character I emotionally connected and liked from the moment the book started. She's a strong character who's struggling with coming to terms with a secret she can't tell anyone, not even her ...more
I enjoyed the different take on angels, or whatever it was Charlotte was. They never actually came out and said: "Yes, you are an angel," so I can't be sure. I guess my biggest problem with this story was: I never *really* connected with Charlotte. Yes, ...more
I absolutely fell ...more
One thing I enjoyed about the book is the world building. I really liked how the reader is able to easily step into the world of Charlotte. The descriptions of the world, the rules of The Forgotten is amazing. I really loved the feel of the plot expanding with more rules and more minor characters becoming more important that I ...more
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