Monday, November 7, 2011

A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies

LOVE THIS BOOK! I started reading it yesterday and finished it within twenty four hours. Not very often do I find a book that hooks me within five pages of the beginning. I had a hard time putting this book down.

Skye, on her seventeenth birthday, starts to notice some strange things happening to her. Her eyes turn silver and there are many weird occurences. Enter Devin (the "good" guy) and Asher (the dark, mysterious, and often arrogant "bad" guy). Each has his own agenda. Skye is just trying to figure out what is going on.

First off, love the book because of the angel element. I'm a little obsessed with it. I enjoyed how the author keeps stringing you along, never really telling you what's going on until past the middle of the book. It's a lot of guesswork to try and figure out who these guys are and what Skye's role in everything is. Once the truth is revealed, you can really feel Skye's torture over not being able to figure out what her powers are, use them and figure out what's going on between herself and Asher and then Devin.

Skye seems to be a real character. She's not overly fake, annoying, girly or whiny. She's simply trying to deal with the fact her life is changing and her support system is not as stable as it used to be. Skye learns some awful truths about her life that change her views. And the ending........oh, total cliffhanger (which I hate and love at the same time). My only regret is that I will have to wait until 2012 (?) for the next book. I'm hoping it's early in the year. I can't wait to see what happens to Skye.

Vanish by Sophie Jordan

Cassian finally convinces Jacinda and her family to come back to the pride. They aren't sure what awaits them. But Jacinda's sister, Tamra, finally manifests and is a shader. Jacinda is now struggling with her feelings for Will and her duties in the pride and the bond that she knows must happen with Cassian.

I enjoyed the second book. I liked the turn the book took. Tamra finally manifests but finds out she is not really cared for by Cassian, who she really loves. He only has eyes for Jacinda, who can't forget Will. Together the four of them end up going on a mission to try and save Miriam, Cassian's sister, from the enkros.

Bewitched by Lori Foster

Two short stories written by Lori Foster. The first story about Harry and Charlotte I didn't really love. I read it but it just didn't capture my attention. I enjoyed the second story about RJ and Dana. That had a little more romance but overall the book was so so.