A Beautiful Dark (A Beautiful Dark #1)
Publication: 1st October 2011
Publisher: Harper Collins Australia
Age Appropriate: Young AdultOn 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.
I absolutely adored this book, it kept me on the edge of my seat especially towards the end and that cliffhanger, of course now I have to wait till September for the next book and the aftermath of the previous one.
Skye's friends have thrown her a surprise party for her seventeenth birthday, where she meets a boy Asher whom she is attracted to, and after a brief conversation thinks nothing more of it until he gets into a fight at her party with a boy he arrived with, and in the middle of it the boiler beneath the cafe explodes ending the party.
School starts and she runs into Asher and the boy he was fighting with his cousin Devin, as well as being in a lot of her classes they also appear to be everywhere Skye is and she starts to think that they are following her, not only that but out of school she has the feeling that someone is watching her and every morning she wakes to find her bedroom window open after closing and locking it before bed.
All the while that she's developing feelings towards them, especially Asher what she doesn't know is that they have been sent to watch her, because of the actions of her deceased parents who died on her sixth birthday she's been closely watched unbeknown to her all her life.
While it did take a while to find out just who and what Asher and Devin are, the book was that interesting and exciting that it didn't matter, the storyline was intriguing enough to keep my mind away from wondering what they were.
I found the history of her parents really interesting and I would have loved a bit more of their back story.
I loved the interaction between Skye and Asher I liked them as a couple and they were both hilarious together.
Skye's friends Cassie, Dan and Ian made a great group and made for interesting friends and a nice diversion throughout the book.
This has been one of my favourite books that I've read this year and if I had of known how good it was going to be I would have tried to get to it a bit sooner.
I give this 5/5.
A Big Thanks To Harper Collins Australia.