A Fractured Light by Jocelyn Davies

A Fractured Light by Jocelyn Davies

“I am always torn. Between control and chaos; passion and tranquility. Between what’s fated and what I want.”

A Fractured Light is the sequel to A Beautiful Dark, which was about a girl named Skye who found out that not only is she part of a world full of warring angels, but she has to choose between the light and the dark. In A Fractured Light, Skye recovers from a near death experience to find Asher, the “dark” angel she had fallen in love with, by her side. She returns home and continues trying to use her new powers, but she is still torn between allying herself with the Order or the Rebellion.

To be honest I am really over the whole fallen angel genre in its entirety. It has been way too overdone over the past few years and it seems like every fallen angel book has the same generic story–girl meets fallen angel and falls in love way too fast and has to choose to be on the side of good or evil. A Beautiful Dark was exactly this, so I wasn’t very excited to read its sequel. However, I will admit that I liked A Fractured Light better than I thought I would.

As predicted, Asher ends up being all shady and secretive towards Skye. He keeps trying to tell her that he loves her and always will but at the same time it seems like he’s just trying to get her on his side–the Rebellion. Skye kept getting on my nerves because she kept playing both sides of the fence–she would be having a steamy make out session with Asher and then she would sneak off to talk to Devin, who not only is part of the Order but also betrayed her in A Beautiful Dark. What I did like: we found out a lot more about Skye’s past, including who her parents were and why she was raised by her parents’ friend. Skye also had to deal with the repercussions of continuously lying to her friends and I was glad that they didn’t forgive and forget easily.

The end of this book really redeemed it for me though–Skye finally started to think for herself and stand up for herself and began making her own decisions about the Order and the Rebellion. It ended (of course) on another cliffhanger so I will most likely read the next one, even though I am so over fallen angel stories.

A Fractured Light was released September 25, 2012 and is the second book in the A Beautiful Dark series. There is no word yet on when the next book will be released.

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To Be Reviewed

I have been super busy lately with holiday stuff (belated Happy Thanksgiving everyone!) and with READING so I haven’t been able to post as much as I’d like. I have a serious problem–I am unable to go into a library or bookstore without leaving with at least three books in hand. My to-be-read list grows on a daily basis, but here’s a list of some books I am currently reading/am about to read and will hopefully get a chance to review soon:

A Fractured Light by Jocelyn Davies

This is a sequel to A Beautiful Dark, a book about a girl who discovers there is more to her past than she realized when she meets two angels sent to protect her. A Fractured Light continues the story of Skye and the two angels, who are (of course) both in love with her, and Skye finds that she not only has to make a choice between the two of them but rather a much bigger choice of whether to ally herself with the Order or the Rebellion. I just finished this one the other day and while it had a bit of a slow start, it redeemed itself in the end.

 

 

 

 

 

The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

This is the first book in The Steampunk Chronicles, which takes place in 19th century England and is about a girl named Finley who has a darker side that gives her special abilities such as being able to knock out a fully grown man with just her fist. This book was highly recommended to me and I must say I was absolutely hooked by the second page. I’m about halfway through this now and can’t wait to see what happens next!

 

 

 

 

 

The Moon Dwellers by David Estes

I actually received a copy of this ebook free from the author through a Read for Review on Goodreads. This is the first book in a dystopian series about people who moved underground after most life on Earth above ground was destroyed. It follows a girl named Adele, who was sent to prison because her parents were deemed traitors, and a boy named Tristan, who is the son of the President. They share a strange connection that confuses them both and leads Tristan to go searching for answers. I’m about halfway through this and so far it is very fast paced and exciting!

 

 

 

 

 

Skylark by Meagan Spooner

I’m about to start this one! Skylark is a steampunk-y dystopian about a city that harvests its children’s magical energy once they reach adolescence. Once Lark Ainsley reaches sixteen, it is discovered that she is able to regenerate her power so she has to flee the city to avoid being used for energy over and over. This one definitely sounds interesting and I have heard many good things about it!

 

 

 

 

 

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

I knowwww, everyone and their mother has read this and loved it so how could I possibly have not read it yet?!! It’s been on my TBR for a long time now and since the sequel is due out next year I am finally going to sit myself down and read it. I don’t know too much about this book other than the fact that everyone loves it and it is a dystopian love story, which means I will probably love it too! I’m definitely looking forward to this one.

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for Alaska by John Green

I received this as a birthday gift this year and can’t wait to read it! After reading A Fault in Our Stars, which was absolutely fabulous (if you haven’t read it, READ IT), I decided that I definitely had to read more John Green. This book is about a boy who goes to boarding school and meets a girl who changes his world. I just hope it doesn’t make me cry the waterfall of tears that I cried after reading A Fault in Our Stars.

 

 

 

 

 

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

I wasn’t a big fan of the Shiver series, but I have heard REALLY good things about this book, which is also the first in a series. This is paranormal/supernatural story about a girl named Blue and four boys from a private school that cross her path and bring her into their strange world. I’m definitely intrigued!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angelfall by Susan Ee

I got this book super cheap at Barnes and Noble! It takes place after the apocalypse and is about a girl named Penryn who makes a deal with an enemy angel to help her rescue her sister, who was taken by warrior angels. I’ve heard good things about this and am interested to read a story about an apocalypse that was caused by angels.

 

 

 

 

 

So obviously I’ve got a lot of reading to do! I am super excited for all of these and will hopefully have some reviews up soon!