Review: The Darkest Minds Review: Chasers Review: Cornered Review: Finale Review: Leopard Moon

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Review: A Fractured Light

Title: A Fractured Light
Series: A Beautiful Dark # 2
Genre: Young Adult-Paranormal/Fantasy
Author: Jocelyn Davies
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: September 25, 2012
Book: ARC sent by publisher

"When she wakes up in unfamiliar surroundings, Skye knows something terrible has happened to her. It's not until she hears Asher, the dark, rebellious angel she fell in love with, that the memories come flooding back. She tries to put the past behind her, but she knows she'll be forever haunted by the ruthless betrayal that almost took her life.
Skye returns home, but with the knowledge of who she really is, nothing can ever be the same. As she tests the limits of her newfound powers, Skye discovers that she's capable of far more than anyone could have imagined. Both the Order and the Rebellion want her for their side as war between the factions looms. She can't forget the terrifying truth she now knows about the Order, but something holds her back from embracing the Rebellion."

Alright, I'll be honest in saying that as much as I wanted to like this book, I just couldn't feel it. Starting with the plot.

I expected the plot to move a lot more that what it did. Yes, the reader gets more info on both the rebellion and the order. I liked learning more about both groups especially what their motives really are. Still, the reader doesn't get much but instead bits and pieces. Nothing really moves till the ending of the book when things finally come together.

The love interest. UGH! My biggest gripe. I'm all for a love triangle, but GEESH! This chick seemed liked she enjoyed bouncing between guys. And yes guys. As in several. It frustrated me to no end that her feelings were so unstable. I hoped and hoped that she would just choose to release the stress from me, but my goodness she didn't. Therefore, it nagged me to no end.

 The ending of the book is the best part. Things finally get moving and more secrets revealed. Skye finally makes up her mind (THANK GOD!) And is now well on her way. There are some other revelations that help soften this book for me. Those were nice plot twists that I did not see coming  and enjoyed them.

Overall, this book is okay. I wanted to love it more since I did really liked the first book. A Fractured Light is an uneven mix of emotions that will drive the reader crazy. If you like a roller coaster story that has continuous ups and downs, with emotions, then you will love this book. 

I give it 3 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Dammit! I was really worried about this one Savy, I had issues with the love triangle in the first one and I was hoping, after the events at the end, that the triangle would disappear and we'd get more depth to the romance. Clearly that's not the case which is really disappointing. I think I'll pass on this one, thanks for your thoughts!

  2. Hm... I don't always mind the love triangle even though they are done to DEATH, but this one looks like it would bother me. I'm glad she finally chooses, but I don't this this one is for me.

  3. You know, I had friends in HS/College who liked every guy they encountered. It's frustrating watching it in real life as well as reading about it in fiction. I hate it when you want to like a book and just don't. Very well described though.


Hello lovely reader! Thanks for commenting! I enjoying reading what you have to say :) I have turn on the comment mod due to a large amount of spam. Thanks :)