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A Radiant Sky (A Beautiful Dark #3)

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Since the night of her seventeenth birthday, Skye has been torn between two opposites: Light and Dark, the Order and the Rebellion, Devin and Asher.

But her decision shocked both sides—because she chose neither.

With the help of her friends, Skye forges her own path, setting out to gather an uprising of Rogues. The treacherous and elusive half-angels may be the key to mainta
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Harperteen
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Nitsa.
Nov 05, 2013 Nitsa. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Am i the only one that hated the ending?! I mean come on?! The way that Skye ended the war has to be the most boring conclusion i have ever read. Could the author not figure out a good way to end the story because I would probably be able to list a few. I loved this trilogy so much and was so eagered to find out how it would end and i was totally let down. *Sigh.. Disappointing.
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
I adore this series and I'm so sad to see it go, however A Radiant Sky wasn't my favourite. I loved it but everything felt a little convenient...and there wasn't enough Asher. BUT, still read the series because all together it's a good one.
Hannah (The Curiouser & Curiouser)
For the love of all that is Holy . . . AUTHORS, PLEASE. JUST. STOP.

First of all: the love interests.

Asher: of the dark, A-typical bad boy, moody, sassy, mysterious, egotistical, and, well . . . annoying.

Devin: of the light, brooding, A-typical good guy, quiet, and . . . and . . . I literally can’t think of any more adjectives to describe him because HE HAS NO CHARACTER.

So . . . your typical love triangle, ladies and gentlemen!



Based off what I just told you, who do you think Skye chooses? Anyone
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Maryam Fidai
Jun 08, 2014 Maryam Fidai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Team ASHER!!!!
I hope the ending is satisfying, I absolutely fell in love with every aspect of the book :) Can't wait until September!!

Annie Brewer
Omg I'm in love with this cover!!!!! Damn, I need to read the sequel first!! Team Asher!!!
Nicole
Apr 18, 2013 Nicole marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
TEAM ASHER ALL THE WAY
Abishai
Mar 15, 2013 Abishai rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
this book has not come out yet it will be out by the end of this year but the first 2 (a beautiful darek) and ( a fractured light ) were so wickedly mind blowing read them
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Έχω διαβάσει αρκετές ιστορίες για αγγέλους και αναμφίβολα, ανάμεσα στις αγαπημένες μου σειρές, συγκαταλέγεται το "Αγγελικό Σκοτάδι". Έχοντας περάσει ένας ολόκληρος χρόνος από τότε που ολοκλήρωσα την ανάγνωση του δεύτερου βιβλίου της σειράς, πήρα το τρίτο και τελευταίο στα χέρια μου με μεγάλη αγωνία, αλλά και με αρκετά μεγάλη συγκίνηση. Όταν ένα αγαπημένο σου ταξίδι φτάνει στο τέλος του, δεν μπορείς να αισθανθείς διαφορετικά, ακόμα κι αν προσπαθήσεις και στην προκειμένη περίπτωση, δεν ήθελα καν ν ...more
Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
Radiant Sky is a fitting and good end to this series. I enjoyed it and was taken on the ride right along with Skye.
It was so hard to see Skye chose against the man she loves in order to do what is right, where her heart is leading her, and what her parents fought and sacrificed for. Her and Asher's hearts were so hurt and broken and that was emotional to read about. One thing though that I didn't understand is why Asher couldn't have chosen silver and to follow her. It was awesome though how t
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Asphodel
So, I've been in agony for as long as I was able to remember and when I finally read this.. well, I didn't love it as much as the previous books. I only liked it.

There were too many:

"OH MY SHIT I CAN'T DO THIS I'M JUST A TEENAGER"

"Oh my gawd I'LL GET MY FRIENDS KILLED!"

"I only want a normal life, if I could turn back time, I would"

"I can't save them, I won't be able to. I'm too weak."


FACE THE FACTS YOU LITTLE SHIT. Be thankful that I admire your heroine skills, Skye.

First of all, you can't do
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Rachel Friars
This book is just so CHEESY!!! And not a thing happens until the end and even that was ridiculous. Ugh.
Madiha (Paper Skies)
I must say. I'm very dissappointed. I expected so much more from this book than what it gave me.
It must be because I have read this two years after reading the first two books, and maybe my perception of writing has changed over the years, but the characters simply did not cut it for me.
I don't remember if Skye was always this way, but I did not like her in this last book.
She's extremely bossy, for one. I don't get how there are countless adults, all much more experienced that Skye, but it's S
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Michelle
I really liked the first book, and thought the second was lacking but I was still really excited to see how the series ended. I liked the book but I just felt it was missing something. The booked lacked a lot of Devin and Asher which is probable why the story didn't go there for me. It felt like the ending was too neat. I felt Like it lacked creativity and Davies ran out of steam and just put a nice little bow on it. I know you can't have have epic battle with out any causality's but I did't wan ...more
Ellie
Feb 20, 2013 Ellie marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Cannot wait to read this book. Please check out my review of A beautiful dark by Jocelyn davies! Thanks.
Sarah
Jul 20, 2016 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun series, I wasn't totally sold on the ending but overall it was a good series.
Bailee Nessinger

A Radiant Sky is a great book. The book's main characters are Skye who's part Guardian and part rebel, Devin who's a Guardian, Asher who's a rebel, and Raven who was once a Guardian but now is neither a Guardian or a Rebel. The story takes place in River Springs, Colorado. A Radiant Sky is the third and final book in the Beautiful Dark Series and picks up where A Fractured Light ends. In the book Skye finally has her wings they are not white nor black but silver like her eyes, after she healed R
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
A Radiant Sky is the conclusion to a series I have grown to love. When I first heard about this series I was intrigued to see where it would go. I love the theme between good and evil because sometimes choosing evil is the right thing to do. But in this case where Jocelyn took the story and how it developed totally took me by surprise and I can honestly say I liked it but I wanted more. I wanted the epic battle to be one that had a climatic presence and it just did not have it for me. I mean don ...more
Andi (Andi's ABCs)
Sep 19, 2013 Andi (Andi's ABCs) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, series
3.75

I had no idea I would like books about angels until I, basically by accident, picked up A Beautiful Dark. You see, I had no idea the book had anything to do with angels and paranormal events. I thought it was a contemporary so imagine my shock when it was anything but and imagine my greater shock when I actually enjoyed it. Having been a fan of the first book and a HUGE fan of the second, A Fractured Light I was so grateful when an early copy of A Radiant Sky was placed in my hands. And alth
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Ashton
Jul 13, 2014 Ashton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I hate to see this series end but I also hate to see it end this way... disappointing battle, not enough Asher, and the death at the end (even though its a big one) is just brushed over it and acted like it didn't happen ten seconds later (too unrealistic). Oh and she RUINED the perfection that is Asher at the end of the book. Giving it 4 stars might be a little much but it has Asher in it so I can't rate it too low. At the same time Skye just gets more whinny and annoying as the book continues. ...more
Σια
Jul 23, 2016 Σια rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Το τελευταίο μέρος της σειράς "Αγγελικό Σκοτάδι" βρίσκουμε την Σκάι να μην έχει επιλέξει καμία από τις δυο παρατάξεις και αποφασίζει να συνεχίσει το δρόμο των γονιών της, που έχασε όταν ήταν έξι ετών, να δημιουργήσει μια νέα παράταξη ώστε να ενταχθούν και εκείνοι που δεν ανήκαν πουθενά μέχρι τότε. Με τη βοήθεια των φίλων της συγκεντρώνει τον στρατό της νέας παράταξης ώστε να δημιουργήσουν ένα νέο και καλύτερο μέλλον για όλους αντιμετωπίζοντας τους παλαιούς κανόνες των άκαμπτων παρατάξεων, της Τά ...more
Marianne
Oct 12, 2015 Marianne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Interesting concept, good writing style, but ABYSMAL plot. There were so many idiotic plot holes that were put in the story just so there were more opportunities for Twilight-esque teen angst.

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Jennifer Iris
This was such a disappointing ending to the trilogy. I felt this story was not in tune with the first two books that had me drawn in from the first page and I had completed in less that 24 hours. This first two books were written as a young woman with a high level of maturity facing a life she never knew existed that she was the center of. This writing of this book seemed immature in comparision. Another series where the author had built up this tremendous story line where all three books were p ...more
Lauren
Jun 09, 2014 Lauren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wishlist, recommend
Um. What?

After finishing the series, that is my response.

The book was so, so good until we reached a certain point. I gave this book four stars out of five. If it weren't for that certain point, I would have rated it a five star book.

I really like Davies writing and I think she has a true talent, and I really hope she writes more books. I loved how this series was so different from other books. She took the angel thing and totally reworked it into something new and great. I loved the characters
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Crystal
Apr 18, 2014 Crystal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While reading the A Beautiful Dark series i have caught myself crying, laughing like an idiot, gasping, squealing, and just... speechless. This series started with me curious and wanting to read more to find out everything behind the two mysterious new guys that just moved to town, who Skye might choose to fall so madly and deeply in love with, if she'll choose to be Light or Dark, Guardian or Rebellion, Devin or Asher. To how romantic Skye and Asher is together and Devin somehow found all the w ...more
Zaynab
Oct 05, 2013 Zaynab rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
A female lead with a strong character. A sexy boy with a wicked grin. A loving family. An awesome best friend. A beautiful dark leading to a fractured light. An epic battle. A reunited love. A prom dance. Sitting at the hill watching the fractured light give way to a radiant sky. A perfect story. A worthy book. Just simply beautiful like the feel of flying.
Caitlin
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Shelby
Dec 29, 2015 Shelby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was way better than what I thought it would be like, but it was really good! I really like this series!
Pam Brokenshire
A decent ending, but not amazing. It fell completely flat at the end. I just wasn't satisfied. Devon's ending was pointless and Skye just gave up...it was weak. The only part that I liked was she ended up with who she should have and Aunt Jo got her happy ending.
Klaudia Janek
Jan 07, 2014 Klaudia Janek rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Highly Recommended

This is the last book of the “A Beautiful Dark” trilogy. The epic battle between light and dark is about to happen. Devin is part of the Order, who believe in rules and fate. Asher is part of the Rebellion, who believe in free will, passion and love. Skye fights to keep her family and friends close and tries to gather a group of Rogues. Both sides will do what it takes to get Skye on their side…but perhaps it’s time for a change? Skye’s powers are stronger than they have ever b
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Krysten
This was a mostly successful conclusion to a series that I mostly enjoyed. I did read a few reviews going into it so I knew a little bit of what would happen. (view spoiler) My biggest gripe, and this seemed to be the general consensus among readers, was that the big epic battle was a let down. But I really liked ...more
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Jocelyn Davies is the author of A BEAUTIFUL DARK and A FRACTURED LIGHT. She edits young adult fiction at a publishing house in New York, a job that has allowed her to cultivate a keen interest in all things angsty, hilarious, and/or unrequited. She is a graduate of Bates College, and lives in an apartment overflowing with books. Visit her online at www.jocelyndavies.com and follow her on twitter ( ...more
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“I don’t think that when you love somebody, it ever
really goes away,' Earth said, looking out the window.
'It’s like riding a bike. You can decide you don’t like bike
riding any more, and do soccer for a while, but then when
you get back on a bike, it’s like your body remembers how
to do it without you even having to think about it.' She
looked up at me. 'I think love is like that.”
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“We would make mistakes, we would argue, we would make up. We would lose the people we love and find new ones, and hold our memories close. We would fight for each other, again and again. We would keep living. We were in love.
And we were only human, after all.”
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