A Need So Beautiful

A Need So Beautiful

by Suzanne Young

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ISBN-13: 9780062008251
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/22/2012
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 686,524
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Suzanne Young currently lives in Tempe, Arizona, where she drafts novels on restaurant napkins while eating chimichangas. After earning her degree in creative writing, Suzanne spent several years teaching middle school language arts. She is also the author of A Need So Beautiful.

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Carrie Ryan

“A beautiful, poignant, and gripping tale of love and sacrifice.”

Kimberly Derting

“A Need So Beautiful is equal parts haunting mystery, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, and epic love story. Charlotte’s story captured me-and still hasn’t let me go!”

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A Need So Beautiful 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Prince_of_Fantasy More than 1 year ago
This gripping novel had me hooked from the beginning. Unique in many ways -- its inhuman creatures, relationships, and more -- A Need So Beautiful offers a new sense of hope for readers. Built with beautiful characters, a beautiful story, and utterly realistic, Young captures emotions within this book in a scary but gorgeous way. I like that the book starts out with Charlotte already having a boyfriend and an unlikely best friend. It's even more real that way. Bright and enticing, with a dark side and a twist -- keep your eyes on this author, and the sequel that's coming out next summer!
AndAnythingBookish More than 1 year ago
My mind is still trying to make sense of the ending. I keep rereading the last few pages, and all I can think is: Wow, did that really just happen? Has there been a more beautiful ending? This book takes me to places no book has ever taken me before. I rarely ever cry when I'm reading (Those If I Stay books? Yeah, I didn't get why people cried over them), but this book? It was as if everything bottled up inside of me came out. I got really emotional. I just closed the book up and I'm sniffling and all I can do now is tell you the reasons why you should read it. It's beautiful. Seriously. The way the author connects every single word in the book together is astounding. It's told from Charlotte's point of view, but your connection to every character reaches well beyond the pages. Every ounce of pain, laughter, and confusion they feel will become your own. Of course there's romance and friendship here, but the core of it all is something entirely phenomenal. At least, I think it is. Something mind-boggling. It really puts me in a drastic state of awe when a book is this life-changing. It certainly gave me a different outlook on a lot of things. Choices, mainly. The second I closed this book, something came over me and I went out and told my mother I loved her. (Of course, she thought I was crazy, what with the tears and all...) I'm still trying to think everything through coherently so I'm a little fuzzy on a lot of details. Charlotte might be a Forgetten, but I will always remember her. I will always remember this story. The one thing I know for sure though is this book? You NEED it.
ElegantlyBoundReviews More than 1 year ago
This book truly shocked me! For a long time I resisted reading A Need So Beautiful because the synopsis really didn't interest me. I finally caved in when I received an unsolicited ARC of A Want So Wicked. I borrowed A Need So Beautiful from my good blogger friend Nicole @ The Reader's Antidote who was kind enough to lend me her copy! As I said before, I was truly shocked! I was immediately sucked into the story and genuinely intrigued by Charlotte's story! She doesn't have any memories from before she was found in the hospital when she was six years old and has always has a need to help people. She can't run away from this need and finds herself in immense pain if she tries. Charlotte discovers her destiny and it's nothing she could have ever imagined! Of course, Harlen is like one of my favorite guy characters ever! When everyone else around her is forgetting her, he absolutely refuses to forget her! Their relationship is so cute and they are so completely in love with each other! Charlotte is also a great character! She really is pure of heart and realizes that as much as she wants to fight her destiny, she know what the right thing is! My only complaint about Charlotte is that she's kind of the typical heroine. She doesn't want to have a destiny, she doesn't want to be special and she just wants to live a normal life. I feel like most heroines within the young adult genre have those exact same feelings. They always fight their destinies before they realize that they really don't have any other choice. A Need so Beautiful really is a great book! Suzanne Young's writing is stunning and incredibly beautiful! I give it 4 hearts for it being a very unique story! And that ending was pretty killer!!
mommy2four More than 1 year ago
This book grabbed my attention from the first chapter. It was a fast and interesting read. A sweet story about love and helping others.
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
Another book I decided to get off my tbr pile and was not disappointed. Once I stepped into this world, I was taken back by the great world building and amazing characters! One thing I enjoyed about the book is the world building. I really liked how the reader is able to easily step into the world of Charlotte. The descriptions of the world, the rules of The Forgotten is amazing. I really loved the feel of the plot expanding with more rules and more minor characters becoming more important that I thought. The characters of the book were amazing. The growth of each character with each new chapter pleased me. I really loved watching them make choices not for them but for others. The sacrifices that these characters make is admirable. The love interest of this book did take some unexpected turns that I did not see. I am happy that the relationship is much more than just a regular friendship but it's something more. Their love is fresh yet intoxicating. Whenever the reader falls into the relationship, you want to do nothing but stay in the happiness of it. A Need So Beautiful is an well constructed beautiful story. The suspense and thrilling scenes, it plays well to captivate the reader right away. An engaging story from the first page, A Need So Beautiful is a rich portrait of a young woman coming into her destiny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not a writer, nor do i review books for a living so pardon my lack of flair! A friend lent me this book. Not my normal read. I said id give it a try because it was a local writer but i honestly didnt expect much- its a kids book afterall. BOY WAS I SURPRISED! Really a fantastic story with great characters, a bit if drama, strange twists anda touch of romance. It really has it all. I enjoyed it so much i read it in one night and was sad when i was done. Im excited to read more from this author!
BornBookish on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I have to say that I went into this book with high hopes, hopes that did not live up to their expectation. I thought the plotline for the book was unique and very interesting, but it stopped there. I felt like all of the characters were shallow and stereotypical: Harlin the bad boy who¿s really soft at heart, Sarah the flirty best friend, Seth the popular guy/jerk at school. I just didn¿t really care for or connect with any of them, not even Charlotte. I also found it really tiresome to keep reading the same thing over and over every time Charlotte was struck with the Need. She¿s compelled to move against her will, there is an intense burning in her shoulder, and so on and so forth, every single time. I think the author was just trying to get us to understand the pain Charlotte was going through, but instead it just caused me pain to keep reading it over and over. I think she could have abbreviated the process a little bit once we understood what it was like whenever the Need hit. Overall this book just wasn¿t my cup of tea.
renkellym on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Summary: Ever since she was a little girl, Charlotte has felt the Need¿the unstoppable desire to help someone whose life needs turning around. Now, the Need has become more frequent; Charlotte feels compelled every single day, and it¿s starting to interrupt her life. When Charlotte¿s skin begins to peel back, revealing shimmering gold underneath, she discovers that she¿s not who she thought she was¿she¿s a Forgotten, destined to leave the earth a better place. But there¿s a price all Forgotten pay: they will not be remembered by anyone, including people they love.My thoughts: Heartbreaking and full of passion, A Need so Beautiful is a sparkling addition to the YA genre. Suzanne Young¿s take on angels is the most authentic I¿ve read. Those compelled by the Need make painful sacrifices but in the end feel euphoria, making them both horrific and saintly to the reader. Suzanne Young¿s concept of the ultimate sacrifice (being forgotten) is very thought provoking and close to home. How many times have we heard people say that their goal in life is to leave their mark on the world? It¿s easy to put yourself in Charlotte¿s place while reading, and the feeling it leaves is heart wrenching. A Need so Beautiful isn¿t all sad, however. There are fun moments, like the interactions between Charlotte and her shallow (yet hilarious) best friend Sarah. Plus, there¿s an adorable, incredibly passionate romance between Charlotte and her boyfriend Harlin. Their relationship brings the trope of star-crossed lovers to an entirely new level. The love between the two is almost palpable, and you can¿t help but feel devastated along with them as Charlotte discovers her fate. Charlotte, despite being a Forgotten, thinks and acts just like a modern teen. Her higher purpose does nothing to weaken her authenticity. Charlotte is the girl next door at the beginning of the book¿someone really easy to relate to¿but the way she faces her obstacles is amazing, and she grows into an incredibly strong and selfless person (whether she wants to be or not). Every character surrounding Charlotte has his or her own distinctive voice, which makes for an impressive cast of sub-characters. They feel just as real as Charlotte, and each and every one of them is enjoyable to read about. A Need so Beautiful is an utterly fantastic book¿it grabs you from the very beginning and never lets go. If you¿re looking for an evocative, beautiful, unforgettable read, Suzanne Young¿s latest is the way to go. You won¿t regret it!
elissajanine on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I love Suz, and I loved this book. It had a great pace, a sexy and refreshing love story, a unique concept, and more than anything else, I connected with Charlotte--I put myself in her place and wanted to know what I would do in her situation; I could feel her pain and her temptation and her indecision and her sadness...and I cannot wait for the sequel. Especially after the very last chapter, so intriguing!
sithereandread on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL, by Suzanne Young, is a brilliant story of a girl whose past is a mystery and her once normal idea of a future is anything but. Young created a fascinating story about understanding faith and fate.Young throws the reader right into Charlotte's life and her increasingly insistent pull toward the Need. At any moment an overwhelming urge to go to someone takes over her body and fighting it makes the painful symptoms worse. I, along with Charlotte, was kept in the dark for some time about the reason for the Need. The feelings came more frequently, causing Charlotte to lie to her friends and family more often about what was going on in her life.I loved Charlotte's friends and family. Young created dynamic and interesting characters that it made me extremely sad when they started to forget her like her Seer said they would. Charlotte and her best friend, Sarah, were an unlikley pair in coming from different socital classes, but their friendship went deeper than that.Overall, fantastic and unique book that will keep you glued to the pages until the very end!
angelgirl122193 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Wow. Just wow. A Need So Beautiful is an unbelievably genuine story full of love, loss, and hope. I couldn't put it down and read it in less than a day! I fell in love with the unique storyline and the delightful characters! I don't know how I am going to be able to wait a whole year for the A Want So Wicked! I need more of this story, and I need to know what happens after that ending!!Charlotte is a beautiful protagonist, inside and out. I was rooting for her the whole time. I was shocked at what she feels when the Need comes on, and I felt her pain at having to lie to her boyfriend, her best friend, and her family about the Need. Even though the Need put Charlotte through so much emotional and physical pain, it is an amazing thing. When Charlotte helps others who are in dire need of guidance, it is heartwarming and beautiful. It truly is a Need so beautiful.Harlin...Oh, how to describe this wonderfully amazing man. I truly wish there was someone like Harlin out there. He is such a compassionate boyfriend to Charlotte, and even when he doesn't understand why she acts the way she does, he is still there for her. He is sweet, charming, and utterly gorgeous! Definitely one of my favorite guys of YA.If you haven't read this book, you are sure missing out on a breathtaking story. I would highly recommend this story to everyone out there! You will laugh, cry, gasp, and swoon throughout all of the trials that Charlotte goes through.
pollywannabook on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyA NEED SO BEAUTIFUL by Suzanne Young is not a book about angels. But it¿s also not not about angels. Charlotte is a Forgotten, which for all intensive purposes is an angel, but without any sort of religious connotation. She¿s more like a New Age angel. She doesn¿t know what she is except that for the past few years she¿s been sporadically struck with a compulsion, a Need, to help people. And the Needs are becoming more debilitating and more frequent.Charlotte has a pack of very interesting people in her life including Sarah, her seemingly shallow and promiscuous best friend; Mercy, her saint-like adoptive single mother who collects foster kids and is too soft to ever discipline them; Monroe, a doctor at a volunteer clinic and surrogate father with questionable motives; and her boyfriend Harlin who was easily the best thing about this book. He¿s got a bad boy vibe in all the ways a girl could want, but with a warm and compassionate side. With the exception of Harlin, the other characters unfortunately all came off as fairly cliché.My biggest problem with A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL, however, is that practically every supporting character has a subplot that is introduced but never resolved. At all. I could understand if a couple were left open for the next book in the series, but all of them? There are at least five that are started and then just left hanging.I also think that Charlotte had too many Needs. A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL is a relatively short book, only 272 pages, and yet there were half a dozen or more Need scenarios that each had there own mini story (most of which struck me as soap opera-ish). I wish that number had been cut in half and more time given to developing the relationships Charlotte had with Sarah, Harlin, and Monroe.Overall, despite my criticisms about the cliché characters and unresolved subplots, the writing is good and I always applaud an outside-the-box premise. I also appreciate the choice the author made in the end to stay consistent with the world and rules she established throughout the book. I was half afraid she would just wave away the problems and deliver a typically HEA, but she choose the harder and ultimately more fulfilling path. It is a huge cliffhanger and I¿m still not sure I even understand the very last chapter, I can only hope the answers will come when the sequel, A WANT SO WICKED, is published in 2012. Sexual Content:References to homosexuality. References to molestation. References to sex. References to oral sex.
poetrytoprose on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Charlotte Cassidy has the Need: a call to help others, one that grows unbearably painful if she tries to ignore it. She has no control over it and the pull comes at any given time: at school, when she¿s making out with her boyfriend, when her best friend needs her the most¿ As if that weren¿t enough, she soon learns that the more she helps those that need her, the more her loved ones forget her.I really appreciated the journey of emotions that Charlotte went through in the course of the book. Suzanne Young perfectly displayed the inner conflict that Charlotte endured: the pull in this and that direction, the different degrees of obligation that Charlotte felt ¿ both to strangers and her own loved ones ¿ and, of course, the requisite desire to just be normal. Unlike many of the abilities featured in other YA supernatural novels, Charlotte doesn¿t get any cool perks. Sure, she knows that she helped someone, but she loses part of herself in the process. It was a very personal struggle and one that was very heartbreaking.Most of the minor characters fell flat to me. Harlin came across as the perfect boyfriend and all that good stuff, but I felt that there wasn¿t much substance to him. Charlotte¿s best friend, Sarah, was a bit more interesting with her family dynamic but, even with her, there was a distinct feeling that we barely skimmed over the surface of her character. Similarly, though Charlotte¿s relationships with her family were the most interesting and touching, there wasn¿t enough. Yes, this is only the first book of the series, and I¿m sure we¿ll see more these characters in the second, but there was a certain missing piece to have them ¿come alive¿ for me. As for Monroe, their interactions were the ones I enjoyed the most as I actually saw progress ¿ and setbacks ¿ in their friendship.The conclusion of the book completely turned everything upside down ¿ in a very good way. An already interesting premise has the potential to get even better in the sequel, A Want So Wicked. I¿m definitely looking forward to seeing where the story continues!
C.Ibarra on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Charlotte is one of the Forgotten. She experiences an uncontrollable urge, she has aptly named the Need, that guides her towards someone in need of her help. Only catch is she seems to be losing substance with each person she helps. This is frightening her like you wouldn¿t imagine. Raised in foster care with no memory of her life prior, she isn¿t sure who she can turn to for help. Now she finds herself struggling between what seems to be an innate instinct, and the desire for a normal life with her best friend, foster family, and boyfriend.A Need So Beautiful is one of those books that I found myself devouring in an afternoon. I couldn¿t put this captivating story down. Packed full of so much emotion, it had me in tears on more than one occasion. Charlotte will find a way under your skin. She is such an amazing character, and it was heartbreaking to watch her struggle between what she needed to do and what she wanted to do. The secondary characters were also top notch. Monroe is a doctor that Charlotte worked for. The banter between the two of them added just the right amount of lightheartedness to prevent me from bawling my eyes the entire time I read. Oh, and I just might be in love with him. It isn¿t often I come across an age appropriate crush while reading YA. Monroe had the sense of humor (and the accent) I just can¿t resist. Kudos to Suzanne for providing a little man candy for the older YA readers ;) Then there is Charlotte¿s boyfriend Harlin. He is guaranteed to make any woman (of any age) with a pulse swoon. I also really liked Charlotte¿s foster family as well as her best friend. They all added something special to the storyline, and made it so easy to understand why Charlotte wasn¿t in a hurry to give them up regardless of her destiny.The ending had my jaw dropping open, me thinking oh my god that can¿t be the end, and bombarding poor Suzanne Young with tweets begging her to assure me there will be a sequel. I¿m usually not a fan of endings that leave so many questions, but in this case it worked perfectly. Thankfully there is a sequel in the works and I can¿t wait! This isn¿t like any angel book you may have read. It is refreshingly different, and I highly recommend it to those who have enjoyed the onslaught of angel-centric books, but crave a fresh take. The uniqueness this book exudes has me eager to read it again as soon as I can get a finished copy in my hands.
B00KAH0LIC on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The idea behind this book, the idea of being forgotten, is something I'm sure everyone thinks about from time to time. Maybe you have had a dream where your family or friends don't remember who you are. That's a nightmare right there. A nightmare that Charlotte is living. I was completely wrapped up in her story. Imagine feeling extreme pain if you don't fulfill the urge to help someone. What a unique idea, and it was exicuted perfectly.Charlotte was a fantastic main character. She was confused and frustrated that she didn't understand what was happening to her. Once she discovers what is happening to her she fights to stay, fights to be remembered. Harlin (that has been one of my favorite names for years) is swooooon worthy. Her boyfriend is so sweet. I wanted to be the one wrapped up in his arms. I felt so bad for him and was begging Charlotte to just tell him about the Need already!The writing is wonderful. Easy to read and holds your attention through the whole book. I couldn't wait to begin each and every chapter. Suzanne did a wonderful job on this book. I cannot wait for the second one!
storiesandsweeties on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A Need So Beautiful presents a really unique premise, and while I didn't fall head over heels in love with it, I did enjoy it quite a bit. The story really give you a lot to think about---Charlotte is not so much an angel as she is this being of light whose soul purpose on earth is to guide people to do the right thing and then be instantly forgotten. She feels "The Need" as she calls it, and is compelled, quite painfully I might add, to the place and person where she is needed, but once her message is delivered, its like she was never there. Furthermore, as her time on earth comes to a close, everyone she ever loved or knew starts to forget her. The story is about her struggle with all of this and the temptation to turn to something dark if it means being remembered and loved. This was the part of the story that I really enjoyed, the whole dark vs. light plot, and finding out which path Charlotte would choose. I also really loved the stories behind the people she was drawn to help and how they got into the situation they were in---all really interesting back stories.I really liked Charlotte. She was pretty normal, in the beginning just kind of rolling with the punches of her strange "Needs" and humoring her best friend when she suspects that Charlotte is psychic. The blurb alludes to the fact that Charlotte's boyfriend, Harlin, thought she was cheating on him, but I didn't really see that anywhere. He was an interesting character; not your everyday variety bad boy---he's hiding a pretty big softy side and he really loved Charlotte. It's kind of funny, while I liked Charlotte and I liked Harlin, I didn't especially like them together. For me, it was a little too much boyfriend worship at the beginning. Whenever he was mentioned, it would be "oh he's so beautiful, oh he's so perfect". (And just a note, for those considering this for younger readers, there is a quite a bit of casual sex going on.) It wasn't until we got into Harlin's history a bit more that I got a feeling for his character. Same with the best friend. Sarah was hard for me to click with---she was selfish and self-destructive. It wasn't until really far into the story that you get a tiny glimpse of her home life and then I was able to feel some compassion for her. Monroe, Charlotte's boss, was meant to be a kind of father-figure to her, but he really just came off as kind of creepy to me---which was actually perfect for propelling the story since his motives often come into question.A really thought-provoking story that pulled lots of conflicting emotions from me! It was poignant and heart-wrenching and filled with little moments of life lessons about family, love, giving selflessly, remembrance, and taking those little decisions for granted that effect our lives in big ways. Definitely worth a read and the ending left a nice possibility for a sequel.
readingdate on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A Need So Beautiful breaks new ground with the angel concept and delivers an engaging story about love, fate and sacrifice where there are no easy answers. The main character struggles to choose the correct path and faces impossible choices. I appreciated the original approach taken with this story, but felt disconnected with the characters, possibly due to the audiobook narration, which I didn¿t find a perfect match to the story.The main character Charlotte is sort of an angel, and her talent is feeling a Need, a pull that won¿t be ignored, whenever someone nearby needs help. She gets a type of psychic bond with the person in need of help and relays some information to them that will change their life. However, each time she does help someone it causes irreparable harm to her body and makes her become more and more forgettable to those closest to her.Charlotte has close relationships on earth that are in jeopardy due to her unique ability. I liked that she has a long-term boyfriend in the story. She and Harlin have some sweet interactions, although their relationship is tested as Charlotte¿s gift gets in the way. She does have a mentor of sorts that she can turn to for advice, but that doesn¿t make her difficult choices any easier.Charlotte¿s struggle to fulfill her destiny to help others versus prioritizing her own desires was thought provoking. She faced real consequences with her actions, whether it was ignoring the Need, or accepting it. Both choices had high stakes attached and make the reader conflicted as well.The audiobook narrator¿s voice did not line up with how I expected Charlotte to sound, and caused me to have less of an emotional connection with the character. I guess with Charlotte¿s life experience and tragedies I expected her to sound less naive. The reader handles the other characters voices fine, including the British accent of Monroe. Even though the story is fast paced I struggled to get through the audiobook and had to put it aside for a break.What sets A Need So Beautiful apart from other books about angels is the unique paranormal talent, the thought provoking difficult choices, and the surprising twists and turns. The ending is a game changer, and that alone makes me curious to read the sequel, but probably the book version next time. The sequel, A Want So Wicked, is due out in July 2012.
skaohee on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A Need So Beautiful is the story of Charlotte, a seemingly normal 17 year old girl, who has these "needs" to help people that she doesn't know. And while it helps the person, it is physically killing her at the same time. This is the story of how she changes people's lives and how she tries to figure out how to try and stop from fading away.I'm so torn on this book. Anna from Literary Exploration always harps on me for listening to audiobooks and for once, I wish that I had read this book instead of listening to it on audio. I really really liked the concept of the book - it was really unique. I always thought that angels would want to help people and the repercussions of NOT helping them..well I never really put much thought into it. But because I listened to this on audiobook, I found myself thoroughly annoyed at the characters. Charlotte, Harlin, and especially Sarah were SO whiny. I realize that they're 16-17 years old and that means that they are selfish, spoiled, self-centered, whiny, annoying, immature..but the narrator did TOO good of a job at this part and it made me dislike almost all of the characters. The only character I really liked was Monroe!I would recommend that fans of Paranormal Romance or people who have an affinity for books with angels in them but definitely pick up the book and not the audio!
kissedbyink on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I am not really sure how I feel about A Need So Beautiful. The love between Harlin and Charlotte is what got me through the story. Theirs is a love that is intense; they have this pull to each other that just cannot be explained. Charlotte finds out that her "asthma" is really the effects of her becomming a Forgotten, a type of celestial being. Being a Forgotten is her destiny, of which she is not sure is for her. She wants to fight it, so she can live with Harlin, but fate has more in mind for her. The fight between good and evil is the thread that holds the story together, but it is a weak one. At times, it was hard to hold onto what was happening to Charlotte. I am curious about a sequel, but not sure that I will read it.
Annesanse on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Sometimes a book just doesn't manage to pull me in. It's extremely rare, but this was one of those books. I just couldn't bring myself to finish it after struggling through half of the book. I was disappointed because I'd really been looking forward to this one. :(
Bookswithbite on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Another book I decided to get off my tbr pile and was not disappointed. Once I stepped into this world, I was taken back by the great world building and amazing characters!One thing I enjoyed about the book is the world building. I really liked how the reader is able to easily step into the world of Charlotte. The descriptions of the world, the rules of The Forgotten is amazing. I really loved the feel of the plot expanding with more rules and more minor characters becoming more important that I thought.The characters of the book were amazing. The growth of each character with each new chapter pleased me. I really loved watching them make choices not for them but for others. The sacrifices that these characters make is admirable. The love interest of this book did take some unexpected turns that I did not see. I am happy that the relationship is much more than just a regular friendship but it's something more. Their love is fresh yet intoxicating. Whenever the reader falls into the relationship, you want to do nothing but stay in the happiness of it.A Need So Beautiful is an well constructed beautiful story. The suspense and thrilling scenes, it plays well to captivate the reader right away. An engaging story from the first page, A Need So Beautiful is a rich portrait of a young woman coming into her destiny.
theepicrat on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I know, another angel-themed book? Honestly I would not have considered, but Suzanne Young made me snort milk through my nose with her Naughty List series, so I thought I¿d give A Need So Beautiful a shot. The tension between Charlotte and Harlin was tighter than tight, but overall the story did not have a similar effect for me. I wish the characters had more memorable presence, but they seemed to drift in for a little while and then out again. While Charlotte found some answers about her strange Need, there is so much more left unsaid for the reader. I will warn you that the story ends with a cliffhanger (think mercy), and if I were you I would wait until the next book comes out before picking this book up! I am hoping that A Want So Wicked will bring more answers, and I am looking forward to seeing how Harlin turns out in Book 2.
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