A Fractured Light (Beautiful Dark Trilogy Series #2)

A Fractured Light (Beautiful Dark Trilogy Series #2)

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by Jocelyn Davies
     
 

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When Skye wakes up in unfamiliar surroundings, she knows something terrible has happened. But it's not until she hears Asher's voice that the memories come rushing back. She struggles to put the past behind her but knows she'll be haunted by the betrayal that almost took her life.

Skye returns home, but nothing is the same. As she tests the limits of her powers,

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When Skye wakes up in unfamiliar surroundings, she knows something terrible has happened. But it's not until she hears Asher's voice that the memories come rushing back. She struggles to put the past behind her but knows she'll be haunted by the betrayal that almost took her life.

Skye returns home, but nothing is the same. As she tests the limits of her powers, Skye discovers that her abilities are stronger than anyone could have imagined. Now both the Order and the Rebellion want her for their side as an inevitable war looms between factions. Skye can't get past the terrifying truth she knows about the Order, yet something is holding her back from siding with the Rebellion. With Dark and Light vying for her allegiance, which will Skye turn toward?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Amy McMillan
Which would you rather be: a Rebel angel with power to make choices and govern your own destiny, or a Guardian, supposedly full of all goodness and light but controlled by fate? After surviving a near-fatal attack in book one, Skye is determined to piece together what happened and make that decision once and for all. In the meantime she is learning to control her burgeoning powers, rejoining the ski team, mending relationships with her friends and aunt, and discovering secrets about her family that may help guide her choice. Oh, and she has three boys vying for her attention (and control of her powers). Though there is not much originality here and it falls prey to the second-book-as-filler syndrome fans of Hush, Hush or Fallen will undoubtedly enjoy it and those who have not had enough of the paranormal and love triangles—er quadrangles—will find something here to fill their needs. Reviewer: Amy McMillan
Kirkus Reviews
This first sequel to A Beautiful Dark (2011) works mostly as romance and exposition, setting up the final book in the planned trilogy. The opening scene resolves the ending of the first book, but this volume focuses mainly on Skye's emerging supernatural powers and her continual indecision between the two warring angel factions—and between her two rival angel boyfriends. As she struggles to learn how to control her new abilities, even as she discovers what specific abilities she has, she continues her effort to decide which side of the angel war to take, no matter that she has already decided firmly for the rebels. So attracted to Asher, the rebel angel, that fires break out when they touch, she still can't get over her feelings for Devin, the "Guardian" angel, despite his hostile acts toward her in the previous book. Plus, she has Guardian abilities, so shouldn't she be on that side? Skye also delves into her family history, learning secrets that help to explain her situation. This book features little action beyond ski races, cryptic visions, dangerous weather and looming threats from the two factions, maintaining suspense mostly through Skye's continual indecision. Although mostly exposition, this installment appears to point to plenty of action in the final book. Readers will have to wait and see. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)
Booklist
Praise for A Beautiful Dark:“First-time author Davies taps into the paranormal romance craze and gets many things right.”
The Story Siren
Praise for A Beautiful Dark:“A Beautiful Dark has everything I love about a paranormal read. You might like A Beautiful Dark if you like: Lauren Kate, Becca Fitzpatrick & Alyson Noel.”
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—After the explosive ending of A Beautiful Dark (HarperCollins, 2011), Skye wakes up to find herself fully healed from Devin's betrayal and assassination attempt. Now aware that she is descended from angels on rival sides of a holy war, she must decide whom she can trust and on which side she will fight. Though she pledges herself to Asher and the Rebels, she finds herself continuously questioning her own balance of powers and her intuition that Devin can be redeemed. As she learns more from her guardian about her parents' decision to fight and where her own human friends may fit into her life, Skye is forced to make some very tough choices. Her love may be strong, but her determination to find her true path will turn out to be even more powerful. While some readers might fear that this novel seems to have the most overdone tropes of the genre-a love triangle and a main character unsure of herself and led by others-those who stick with the story will be rewarded. Davies pushes through and delivers a main character who defies expectations and chooses her own path, refusing those blatantly offered. She neither neglects her human life nor allows herself to be blindly led into a new world by an amazingly good-looking boy. Readers will once again be left breathlessly waiting to see how Skye tackles the challenges set before her, but will find themselves confident that she will find a way to save the day-and herself.—Jessica Miller, New Britain Public Library, CT

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061990670
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/25/2012
Series:
Beautiful Dark Trilogy Series, #2
Pages:
340
Sales rank:
444,711
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile:
HL600L (what's this?)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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