Author: Jocelyn Davies
Series: A Beautiful Dark
Book #: 2
Reading Level: YA
Goodreads Rating: 4.17
T.B.Published: Sept. 25th, 2012
When she wakes up in unfamiliar surroundings, Skye knows something terrible has happened to her. But it's not until she hears Asher, the dark, rebellious angel she fell in love with, that the memories come flooding back. She tries to put the past behind her, but she knows she'll be forever haunted by the ruthless betrayal that almost took her life.
Skye returns home, but with the knowledge of who she really is, nothing can ever be the same. As she tests the limits of her newfound powers, Skye discovers that she's capable of far more than anyone could have imagined. Both the Order and the Rebellion want her for their side as war between the factions looms. She can't forget the terrifying truth she now knows about the Order, but something holds her back from embracing the Rebellion.
While being nothing out of the ordinary A Fractured Light still managed to surpassed A Beautiful Dark in entertainment, and a bit of originality. Skye managed to go from "bland" to slightly interesting, Asher is still sort of hot, though not really, Devin is
Basically is the same recipe of the first book with a few things changed along the way. Again, a mindless read. Fast and easy going.
Not to say that everything stayed the same in this instalment, the plot moved along, kind of. After Skye gets seriously injured she gets a mini vacation, but then when she returns to her town and school the place is crawling with Guardians. Who are supposedly trying very hard to kill her (I laugh at this assumption). But that ain't gonna bring our girl down, oh no, she, am, spends the novel honing her abilities, trying very hard to come up with good lies (she fails miserably) and being totally oblivious to the obvious signs around her. While at the same time trying to figure out what she wants to be, a rebel or a guardian? Does she want to be a mindless drone or a chaotic soul?
The plot resembled a lot of the first book. Skye is still slightly torn between her two fellas (how?! Don't even get me started on this because if a guy stabbed ME he would surely be out of my mind for good), there's a party sprinkled in the middle where things happen, and the end is just as confusing as the first book's was. In trying to be fast paced and to leave the reader with the "OMG! What JUST HAPPENED?" what it actually did was leave me like this: "Uh, okay, so what?"
I don't know, but the one word I would use to describe this novel/series is obvious, too obvious. The plot, the characters, the decisions, everything that happens really. It doesn't have any spark. It doesn't take you by surprise. I rolled my eyes so many times it ain't even funny.
Again, and I cannot stress this enough, if I were a new comer into the genre this series might have blown my mind, but for veterans of the genre it's like "oh no, not again." The story line has been beaten to a pulp. This series just ain't for little old me.