A BEAUTIFUL DARK by JOCELYN DAVIES
*mini-review*I recently finished this upcoming YA novel, and I wasn't sure what to expect going in. This novel has been highly anticipated and I couldn't wait to see what it was about. The synopsis, of course, tells you nothing of what it's really about at its core for mystery's sake. And I have to admit I really enjoyed it. The characters were believable and most of them likeable (or unlikeable, depending on the character's role), and there was nothing in the plot that I thought was off or unnecessary. I must admit, Asher is my pick as of now, and it's not just because of what happened at the end, although Devin had his moments too. All in all, a wonderful read that kept me turning the digital pages. You don't want to miss this one. Check back later in the week for my full review!
Some other and nearly unrelated thoughts: I was still a little shocked and, if I admit it to myself, a tiny bit disappointed when I realized what it was about. I guess my only problem with it is that the basic main element of it is prominent in my own novel, but I've found a way to really spin it off in a crazy direction that I've been told by a couple YA authors is a fantastic idea. A Beautiful Dark was almost like a recycle of this particular section on the YA genre, but I also suppose I'm being too critical. I have no idea what this series is going to look like (I'm not a mind reader after all), and of course I know most everything about my own series (yes, some things remain a mystery, even to me, the creator). I guess I'll have to find out when the sequel to A Beautiful Dark surfaces.