Monday, September 23, 2013

A RADIANT SKY by Jocelyn Davies

Rating: A-
Release Date: 09/24/13
Since the night of her seventeenth birthday, Skye has been torn between two opposites: Light and Dark, the Order and the Rebellion, Devin and Asher.

But her decision shocked both sides—because she chose neither.

With the help of her friends, Skye forges her own path, setting out to gather an uprising of Rogues. The treacherous and elusive half-angels may be the key to maintaining the balance of fate and free will. But completing the mission her parents left unfinished is more difficult—and dangerous—than she could have imagined. And doing so comes at a cost: Her greatest love may now be a lethal enemy. Because it’s not just the Order that sees her as a threat who must be eliminated. The Rebellion does, too.

And both sides will do whatever it takes to win.

Dark days lie ahead, and if Skye is to survive, she’ll need to rely on her extraordinary powers and the strength of her will. Because she has a future—and a love—that’s worth fighting for.

The sweeping, darkly romantic story that began with A Beautiful Dark and gathered intensity in A Fractured Light comes to a thrilling conclusion in A Radiant Sky.

My thoughts on the book:
A Radiant Sky is an almost perfect ending to the Beautiful Dark trilogy. There were a couple of things that didn't quite fit, in my opinion, but overall, this book was fantastic. This was a very emotional read, and I laughed and cried right along with the characters. I think most fans will be happy with the ending, though some of the things that happened are a bit tough to take, which makes this ending bittersweet. Still Davies wrote an excellent novel that displayed character growth and plot development. This suspenseful series conclusion will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions and will give you a satisfying, albeit somewhat sad, ending. 

Skye has grown so much over the course of this trilogy, and I really enjoyed learning about this world through her eyes. She matured so much, and she learned so many lessons. Davies did not shy away from challenging Skye in this final installment, and that made her character that much stronger in the end. The secondary characters all grew as well, especially Asher and Devin, and it was interesting to see the types of people they turned into. Everyone got their own conclusion, and I felt content with how most of the characters' stories ended. 

The plot itself is suspenseful, and there was quite a bit of action. The Rebellion and the Order were trying to get to Skye in any way they could, and that led to a lot of harrowing events. The pacing was perfect, and I never felt bored. Nothing was rushed, and the descriptions were written wonderfully. Davies has such a good writing voice. The ending tied up all of the loose ends and gave me a sense of closure. The romance was equal parts sweet and heartbreaking. My only complaint about the novel is that there are a couple of occurrences that just do not seem realistic. I hate when authors manipulate the plot and make things too convenient, and that did happen two or three times. Other than that, the book was amazing. The main themes of the novel were family, friendship, and love, and I think that Davies did a terrific job of showing how love can make a person strong and vulnerable at the same time. 

Overall I'd recommend this book to fans of the series and the trilogy to people who love good YA paranormal romance novels. Davies created a unique world with well-developed and likable characters. This is one series that cannot be missed.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you enjoy this series! I still haven't had the chance to read any of the books in the series but I have them on my to-read list so hopefully soon I'll be able to read all of them.

    Ann@Blogging E-books


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