By Jocelyn Davies
Sept. 27, 2011
HarperTeen, 400 pages
On the night of Skye’s seventeenth birthday, she meets two enigmatic strangers. Complete opposites—like fire and ice—Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair and aloof. Their sudden appearance sends Skye’s life into a tailspin. She has no idea what they want, or why they seem to follow her every move—only that their presence coincides with a flurry of strange events. Soon she begins to doubt not just the identity of the two boys, but also the truth about her own past.
In the dead of a bitingly cold Colorado winter, Skye finds herself coming to terms with the impossible secret that threatens to shatter her world. Torn between Asher, who she can’t help falling for, and Devin, who she can’t stay away from, the consequences of Skye’s choice will reach further than the three of them could ever imagine.
A Beautiful Dark is the first book in a captivating trilogy by debut author Jocelyn Davies.
— Amazon.com description
If you think you're over love triangles in paranormal books, think again. I mean, sure, this may look textbook to some: One boy’s brunette; the other blonde. One’s a “bad boy”; the other’s shy.
But it never felt that way. The characters -- the boys, the best friends, the main character -- all felt like strong personalities.
Okay, so if I had to choose, Asher may have been my favorite. He's jokey and overly confident, and I'd have been happy if he'd been in every scene.