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3.3 7
Young Adult Fiction 2620
Fun read
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
A Beautiful Dark is a fateful tale of forbidden love and twisted fate--I can't wait for the next installment.

What did I like?

1.) Asher--the dark, mysterious, is he good or bad?, guy. I couldn't get enough of Asher--he melted my heart!

2.) Devin--the other mysterious, is he good or bad?, guy. Devin had me on edge the entire time. I don't know whether to love or to hate him.

3.) The blurring lines between gooda and evil. Many times in books, you have the clear cut good guy and the clear cut bad guy. I love when books walk the line with this distinction! From beginning to end (and still), I have no idea who to root for!

Davies kept me guessing over and over again,and I look forward to her next book.

Davies builds a world that doesn't reside in dichotomies. There is no black vs. white, good vs. bad, or love vs. hate. Even though the characters themselves try to insit that this is exactly how the world is, everything they do, everything they say, is riddle with shades of grey!!!!

The only downer? At times, the action did drag. It's almost 400 pages, and it probably could have easily been 320 pages of non-stop, thrill-seeking love and action; but instead, there were some duller moments I just wanted to skip through.

And the end? I don't know how I feel about it yet. I like the cliffhanger ending, but I still find myself saying, "It ended there? What the geez?
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