I just finished reading A Fractured Light (A Beautiful Dark #2) by Jocelyn Davies for an Around the World ARC Tour.
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.
"A Fractured Light" picks up right after "A Beautiful Dark"'s shocking cliffhanger ending and is perfect for fans of Lauren Kate's "Fallen" and Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush saga.
I didn't remember too much of what happened from the first book, but I jumped right in to this one and was easily more than halfway through the book before I came up for air the first time. It just flew by and was so easy to get absorbed in.
Checking my review from the first book, I was more into Asher than Devin (for the whole love triangle thing) and while I'm still Team Asher, I wasn't as into him as before. I feel like he really did love Skye but that he was trying too hard to get her to become part of the Rebellion. Often times I wondered if just maybe he was tricking her a little so she would fall for him and be on his side.
I think the ending happened too fast. I would have liked a little more detail/explanation but I thought the outcome was interesting and something I didn't see happening. It makes me look forward to the third book in the series!
I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2012 Reading Challenge 150+: 75
2012 ARC Reading Challenge: 62
2012 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 65
2012 Sophomore Reading Challenge: 7
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for
an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.