A Beautiful DarkBook - 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.
A Beautiful Dark is the first book in a captivating trilogy by debut author Jocelyn Davies.
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"Be careful around Asher. I know he's charming, but he's also very dangerous." "Because he doesn't like to follow rules," I said lightly. "Because he can get you killed"
We were quiet for a few minutes. I leaned my head on his chest and listened to the sound of his breathing.
"You don't have a heartbeat," I realized.
"Does it 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.
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A Beautiful Dark was definitely not what I was expecting after reading the synopsis. It was, however, a book that I really enjoyed reading!
Skye is the main character in the story. I found her to be a very likeable character. She was very smart, and very responsible. She's definitely a girl that you can trust. When she finds out that her life isn't what it seems, she doesn't act all crazy and freak out. She takes it in stride and rolls with it. In the end, we find out just what she's capable of, and it's pretty impressive.
Asher and Devin are the new guys at school, and they both seem to have an intense attraction to Skye. I really liked Asher's character. He was funny and a little bit on the snarky side. He really seemed to be into Skye, although you can tell at times he's resisting.