Monday, June 30, 2014

A Beautiful Dark Series Book #2: A Fractured Light by Jocelyn Davies

The one thing that you take away from this 337-paged book – even at the end of the first book – is that everything has changed. Seriously, you would have thought that would have been apparent in the last book, when Skye found out that she was the offspring of two warring faction angels, but no. This time everything has changed.

Skye has finally figured out that the Order – the supposed good guys – aren’t as good as they claim to be. Not since Devin, a member of the Order, was ordered to kill her. She somehow miraculously survived and now has to figure out how to deal with everything she knows now.

As much as I liked this book – seriously it was better than the first one – A Fractured Light still drove me crazy. It wasn’t until about halfway through the book that I started to wonder what exactly was the point? There weren’t any big plot heavy moments. No big battles between the Order and the Rebels, although the Guardians transferring into Skye’s school was sort of interesting. Asher and Skye’s relationship was cute, as was Cassie and Dan’s. I was really pissed off with Ian when he laid into Skye about liking Devin and Asher and not him. Where did he get off? She doesn’t like you like that, Ian, and that’s her decision. Yeah, she treated you like crap, but to expecting her to like you after all these years? Gah. It just wasn’t cool.

Except for finding out that Aunt Joe has known the whole time about Skye and her parents, and the last twenty pages where the finale gets set up big time, this book didn’t really advance the plot too much. I was sort of disappointed with that.

Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Better than the first book, but was mostly filler.

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