A Beautiful Dark

A Beautiful Dark

Book - 2011
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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.

Publisher: HarperTeen, 2011
ISBN: 9780061990656
Branch Call Number: YF DAVI


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Aug 22, 2017

@AREEJ ALI: I was just about to comment the exact same thing! The ending was so unexpected! This is such a good book!

Aug 20, 2014

This is amazing. Like, really. If you liked Hush, Hush or the Halo series, this is definitely for you.

AREEJ ALI Jun 08, 2014

AAAHHHHHHHH! Best book ever!
End was... UNEXPECTED!

May 27, 2013

Loved it, I am totally on Asher's side, but Devin's not bad... the ending kind of shocked me...

Apr 07, 2013

This Book was Amazing!

alouie86 Nov 09, 2012

I've been dancing around this book for while but I'm glad i read it.
Asher and Devin are two angels one fallen another is a guardian- with one goal but two different approaches. Didn't see the ending coming, Have to read the second book now!

Oct 30, 2012

I really enjoyed this book! The only thing I have to complain about is that the story kind of went by too fast. The romance part was good, but I found myself attracted to Asher more than Devin. The ending was definitely something that got me hooked for the second book. I hope it's as good as the first, if not, better.

Oct 28, 2012

The ending, man. The ending! Whew! I can't wait to read the sequel and find out what happens. Anyways, I thought it was a good book, and the plot certainly kept me guessing. I love the two sides and how different they are - yet you don't know which one is good...if either. I wish there'd been more of Asher and Devin, but it adds to the mystery I guess.

Jun 18, 2012

i really loved this book, i loved asher, he was ausome, i loved the storyline in this book and the whole setting was different as well, definitly read this book!

May 29, 2012

Can not wait for the next book. The end was not something you see coming.... and its twisted. Loved it.
If you like Paranormal and the Angel thing that is going on now READ this.

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Aug 20, 2014

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Feb 15, 2012

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May 02, 2014

"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"

Feb 15, 2012

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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Feb 15, 2012

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.


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Feb 15, 2012

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