A Beautiful Dark E–pub/Kindle

Different factions wrapped up in a different package The mythology is barely explained and while in the end the thread of the narrative gains a spark it is too late to save the novel Being angelic is so much than having powers Why do they have powers Why is that uestion not answered It also angered me that the book reasserts the status uo where gender politics is concerned The real bad guy is the girl to whom Devin is fated to be with It is Vicky who is the negative character while the boys retain their prettiness and become tortured by the dueling nature of their mission and the feelings they have for Skye The novel takes the Mean Girl trope to a whole new level and leaves me unimpressedSo there you have it My review I really don t like writing negative reviews especially when it s a debut novel but I think for an artist to hone their craft they need to work at it And this book needs a lot work where character development and plot are concerned The writer also needs to become aware of the subtext and what she may be saying without explicitly saying it This cover is gorgeous Man it s so pretty with the shiny words and girl at the front pulling a whole Rose in Titanic pose All she really needs is a Jack but in this case Sky does not get 1 admirer not just 2 either but 3 guys who want her How do I now this from only reading approximately 445 pages into the book Well that s just the problem A Beautiful Dark is painfully predictable Most of you may not My Hero Academia Series Volume 1 - 20 Books Collection Set by Kouhei Horikoshi know but I put off marking this as unfinishable because I was dreading the review I couldn t do it And while some people think that ripping a book apart is fun that there s some enjoyment in burning it to flames page by page there isn t Truth be told someone worked very hard on this and since Jocelyn Davis has never once offended me in any way shape or form I think it only fair that I deliver a respectful review Kind of one of those get in get out deals Hit it What would I do without you boysThe main problem with this book seems to be that it is very literally a regurgitation of very YA novel to date with aspects taken moderately from each There was nothing to expect because uite honestly I alreadynewFor example Skye has 2 best friends I will get to them later but they like to throw her a surprise party every year even though she doesn t like the gatherings AT ALL That point was made so evidently aware to me that I almost shook the friends and slapped them upside the head with salmon for continuing with the tradition when poor Skye looked like she just dreaded the whole ordeal and only went along with it to please them What ind of friends are these view spoilerAnd the crack about how if they weren t the ones to throw a party no one else would Real classy guys hide spoiler Hey I am your typical YA protagonist And I cause guys to fall head over heels in love with me smiles nonchalantlyAsher I am THE bad boy yoDevin I am the brooding oneAsher I am cocky And a flirtDevin I am the good guy broodsAsher I love me some SkyeDevin DittoAsher Devin We both are incredibly hot glare at each other Skye Ooh la la who do I choose confusedIan I am a mere mortal BUT I LOVE SKYE BECAUSE IT WOULD BE SO STUPID IF ONLY 2 GUYS WERE IN LOVE WITH HER Love triangle is a thing of the past We got a love suare swoonsSkye doesn t throw a boneAGNESPINK InterruptsWhy should we read this book It sounds awfully like the other angel books out thereA Beautiful Dark I have fresh and intriguing angel mythology woven into the bookAlsoIf you hadn t guessed already I am on my way to become an international BESTSELLERAGNESPINK sighWell I did enjoy reading youA Beautiful Dark gets devoured by YA PARANORMAL ROMANCE fansAGNESPINK It was a pretty entertaining read Mmmm I couldn t put it down eitherA Beautiful Dark You might have rolled your eyes aplenty but you did love me ACCEPT ITAGNESPINK AACK GO BUY THE BOOK ALREADYFORBIDDEN LOVE MYSTERY AND A CAPTIVATING PLOT WHAT S NOT TO LOVEDevin and Asher We d like to thank Netgalley and HarperTeen to let us spend a wonderful month with AgnesPinkAGNESPINK With that cliffhanger at the end we ll see each other again Toodles till book 2 comes outRead my entire revie. Caught in the middle of an ancient battle one that began untold millennia ago Torn between unpredictable Asher whom she loves and the infuriating Devin who she can’t stay away from her fate is murky as a starless night And as the secrets of her true identity are revealed Skye realizes that her destiny may reside in the Heavens or somewhere darker. A Beautiful DarkLooks like this might be another infuriating love triangle paranormal romance w a heroine who s largest decision is who she wants to screw er I who s largest decision is who she wants to screw er I be in true love with But we ll see I think it s safe to say that I was disappointed by this book Very disappointed with itThings that I liked The title although I didn t really see much relevance to the book The cover Despite the ranting that s about to go down it was enjoyable and considering that I actually managed to finish it I think that s a good sign It was hardback which meant that When I Through It Across The Room I through it across the room anger it didn t damage it much Things that I didn t like The plot I mean seriously Angels are cool and all but two new hot guys starting in a new s I sure hope this is not another vampire book UPDATE 619 So I should have updated this review like a comment really when I saw the cover and the synopsis I think when I added this book to my wishlist and made my comment I only had the title to go by What came to mind when I saw the Dark part of the title was my comment above I usually associate the word dark with Vampires Thankfully this book is going to be an angel book I love angel books Plus I never should have doubted this book HarperTeen publishes the best books out there They have yet to publish a bad book and I don t think they ever will Before I end this paragraph I want to add book and I don t think they ever will Before I end this paragraph I want to add the cover is beautiful Ugh guys Just ughI really really disliked hated this book I ended up skimming through most of it because it was justugh That one word practically sums it up I would ve given it of a chance if it weren t for the fact that it had NO ORIGINALITY I m serious NONE I ve seen this exact same storyline in other booksseries dozens of timesLet s see We have the unsuspecting Mary Sue heroine that goes in denial when she finds out about her powers and stubbornly wants a normal life And she has two cardboard cutout friends who are pretty much irrelevant in the story And these two enigmatic strangers that she s torn over The bad boy who s an asshole that thinks making girls jealous will make him attractive or the good boy who s all protective and serious all the timeYeah Ariel I nowAnyways so the characters sucked yeah but I still tried to get into the story I really did try Obviously it didn t work I mean fuck I can t believe there are so many 3 star ratings for this book It is horrid It has every single YA cliche ever created all rolled into one big hot messAlso I don t get love triangles ee In this book s case it doesn t even deserve to be called a love triangle Most YA these days throw the word love around like it means nothing and this book is a perfect exampleReally just have a threesome and get over it Let s get one thing straight This story needs some original ideas prontoTwo opposing godly sides Well that would have been okay if it weren t for the fact that they re both supposedly hot males who aren t supposed to fall in love with the main girl character ooh la la it s forbidden but you now they end up anyways And since they re from opposing sides well the girl gets fought over Not romantic at allAnd adding in the fact that the girl is a self unknown supernatural Special and uniue and beyond control of the otherworldly forces yet unknowing of it Developing the most powerful and awesome skills that no one had ever had before Perfect small town girl who had a life all planned out not to mention on a straight path to Columbia big deal but got it all disarrayed when hot guys number 1 and number 2 showed up CheckCome on you can do better than that This book was so predictable And the hot guys weren t even that winsome either One s a playboy jerk and the other s a stiff upright nimrodGive me a decision that will forever change the world and I m all for it Even I would probably do something badass than this girl Home breeding has done her no good tsk tskNo I do not recommend this book What is it with me lately only coming across not so snappy books Hmmmm Did I hate it Nope Did I love it Not really There s just a lot that s been tackled before in Beautiful Dark like say the presence of three boys who are into the same girl for a variety of reasons Or a Skye never uestioned the story of her life Her Aunt Jo adopted her after the death of her parents when she was just a child and together they flip through memories the way some people flip through photo albums She never uestioned if the stories were true Until the night of her 17th birthday when the arrival of two strangers intrudes on her cozy life. .
Irl caught between two opposing sides Or say a girl unable to make her mind up on whom to choose The one thing that had me giggling was their names there s a Skye an Asher and a a Devyn It s like when I read historical romances there s always a Lady or Lord or Viscount something or other of a frou frou name Here the names sound so made up I couldn t help but giggle The story itself is nothing new The first half went slow for me but had me curious enough to plod on The second half is where all the big reveals we This book went something like this He put forth his hand as he introduced himself his dark EYES BARELY VISIBLE AGAINST THE NIGHTI barely visible against the nightI his hand and the skin on skin contact sent a rush of electricity through my body My heart beat faster What was happening to meOh how utterly romanticYou nowYou Beating the Odds - From shocking childhood abuse to the embrace of a loving family, one mans true story of courage and redemption know a book is crappy if the first 30 pages or so are bad Poor female protagonists broody moody male characters insta love and love triangles Disclaimer This review is based off the Uncorrected Proof available on Net Galley This is a debut novel so I will attempt to curb my ire because Inow how difficult it is to compose a story especially if it is the first time you are doing so There will be no vitriol no vituperation Simply a statement of my reaction and perhaps a mini rant when it is unavoidableThis book is about angels Just so you Climax (Double Alchemy, know and are prepared But before we get to the plot let s talk about the writing It is extremely raw Ambiguous Cluttered Grammatically creative heh I may read the finished copy to see if the writing issue has been corrected because I really don t think it s fair to judge a book by its uncorrected proof However since it was available for review in that form I am forced to say that the writing would benefit from a lot work than it has gotten I usually am not picky about sentence structure etc but when the writing interferes with my understanding of the story I have to speak out I would give examples but again I don t want to uote from the proof Before I talk about the mythology and other aspects of the novel let me address the one issue that made me want to scream into a pillow so I wouldn t scare my family The whole love what would it be There were five no six people in this love hexagon Let me take a deep breath Okay Let s goIan The reuisite nice guy who loves the protagonist silently and not so silently but is ultimately treated like yesterday s lunch and gets lost somewhere in the narrative He s palatable actually Andinda nice Only thing is he doesn t sparkle or have wings and therefore does not have a hope against the sparklier beingsDevin He s much appealing of the two but only till you encounter the twist and then it goes all south Predictably he s beautiful and has a beautiful fated one with whom he is supposed to spend eternity Ash Wow I hated this guy I hated him to the point that bile rose in my throat every time I had to read a scene with him in it He s basically has no ualms using other Girls To Amuse Himself to amuse himself he waits for Skye to take notice of him become jealous His callousness towards girls does not win him any points Plus when he says to that Skye wearing a tank top in front of him suggests that she WANTS his attention well that just made me want to hurl And you Peace DeLeos Action Thriller Singles know what it brought to mind The whole debate of how women are asking to be raped because of the clothes they wear or their lascivious actions Yeah no Just No Ellie She s a cardboard character Nothing elseSkye Yeah The main character whom I did not like at all In fact her waffling between all the guys made me want to smack her silly on than one occasion And then she says something to the effect of Ellie latching on to guys she had an interest in As though that was such a bad thing And it s not exactly as if Ash was protesting overmuch younow The only reason Skye makes that comment is because she doesn t want Ash not while she s deciding between the other members of her fast growing harem but she doesn t want anyone else to have him either Because it may be true love you Roots and Blossoms knowThe book does not bring anything new and fresh to the genre It is simply the same old story of one heroine being fought over by two. Polar opposites like fire and ice Asher is dark and wild while Devin is fair cold and aloof Skye has no idea what they want only that their presence coincides with the beginning of some shockingly strange events Events that Skye if she dares to think it might be responsible for causing High up in the mountains of Boulder Colorado Skye finds herself.

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