Review: A Fractured Light

October 28, 2012 Review 0

Review: A Fractured Light
A Fractured Light by Jocelyn Davies
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Publisher: HarperCollins
Source: Borrowed
Pages: 368
Release Date: August 27th 2013
Series: A Beautiful Dark #2
Genres: Adolescence, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult
one-star
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?
alise

Okay, this is going to be quick because I don’t have much to say that I didn’t already say in my review of A BEAUTIFUL DARK, the novel before this one. One could really talk for hours about this novel but it wouldn’t be something you haven’t heard before. Neither is this plot-line.

The only reason I read this is because I somewhat liked this book. At the time I had given it the benefit of the doubt because I think it could have been good. I picked up this sequel because I was hoping to see improvement on all of the things that weren’t done so well in the first novel. A FRACTURED LIGHT actually starts out cheesier and worse than its predecessor.
Skye is still just as hopeless and weak even though she is supposedly super powerful. Asher and Devin are still pining away at Skye uselessly and Skye is “torn between two super hot guys.” Why does that sound familiar? Oh, I know-almost every young adult novel out there. A well executed love triangle is few and far between. This one is pretty out there.
I don’t find pleasure in telling you I didn’t enjoy it, I just want you to know what you are going into. Heck, you may even love it, plenty of people do. But a review can sway the people that are undecided so that is why I must give my honest opinion.

I’m going to make this easy, if you loved HUSH, HUSH or A BEAUTIFUL DARK, your little heart will eat this up.

If you disliked the aforementioned novels, stay away. Far, far away. Like, really far.

  
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Overall: 1

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