A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies

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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.

 

About Jocelyn Davies

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Jocelyn Davies is the author of A Beautiful Dark, the first book in this captivating trilogy. She edits young adult fiction at a publishing house in New York City, 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. You can follow her on Twitter @jocelyndavies and visit her online at www.jocelyndavies.com.
 
Published September 27, 2011 by HarperTeen. 416 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult. Fiction

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Read full review > Here's a paranormal romance that doesn't follow all the conventions of the genre but relies at least in part on imagination to feed the needs of readers seeking supernatural fun.

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Here’s a paranormal romance that doesn’t follow all the conventions of the genre but relies at least in part on imagination to feed the needs of readers seeking supernatural fun.

Aug 15 2011 | Read Full Review of A Beautiful Dark

New York Journal of Books

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Having Mom’s best friend as her guardian is great, but it can’t remove the pain that is always brewing beneath the surface.Missing parents are a common device in YA fiction to allow for situations that would be a lot more difficult if not impossible if adults were present—at least if you want a c...

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New York Journal of Books

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Sky wakes up to find herself in an unknown place after being the victim of an attempted murder by someone she loves and deeply trusts.As she heals and struggles to make sense of all that happened and what she means to the two orders fighting over her as well as the world at large, Skye makes the ...

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City Book Review

Besides the obvious faults with the writing style, the book was written in a conspicuous way to hook teen readers.

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Open Book Society

Originally only available online as The Office by tby789—and garnering over two million reads on fan fiction sites—Beautiful Bastard has been extensively updated for re-release.

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Open Book Society

Ari and her father starting to get to know one another and then of course Ari and Sebastian back together and getting ready to start on another adventure and probably get in more trouble as Sebastian points out at the end of the book.

Feb 24 2012 | Read Full Review of A Beautiful Dark

Open Book Society

That path will either free or destroy them all.Jocelyn Davies’ prose keeps the reader engaged with every word and sketches her story with an emotion that is tangible.I would highly recommend this book to all fans of young adult paranormal and was so excited to find that there is a sequel already ...

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Portland Book Review

What she doesn’t realize is that their presence is a signal that her life is about to change in ways that she could never imagine – and in ways that have lasting consequences for the world.

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Alice Marvels

But when she does realize the truth, her decision between Asher and Devin takes on a great deal more importance than “which of these hot boys do I want to make out with at The Bean this Friday?” She is now choosing between light and dark, order and chaos, ice and fire, and her choice will shape h...

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The Daily Blam

Harper Collins has released a new batch of young adult fantasy novels from their 'Dark Days' series.

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