A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies pretty much follows the basic paranormal romance outline. You have Skye, the not-so-normal teenager who tries to cover up her not-so-normalness by denying that there is anything not-so-normal about her. And you have the two mysterious strangers Asher and Devin (yes, of course they are hot) who just started at Skye’s school and have their own secrets to hide. Put them together, and it’s nothing you haven’t seen before: two guys fighting over one girl—but, there is a catch. Their intentions may not only be for affection, but something much, much bigger.
And what better place to stage a world-changing celestial battle than a small mountain town in Colorado? River Springs is a typical, tiny ski resort metropolis in which ski accidents are about as big as big news gets. It is the least likely place for the site of a battle that will change life as we know it.
Unfortunately, there are a few fatal flaws in this book. For one, the love triangle isn’t much of a love triangle. It’s pretty obvious which boy Skye is falling for, and readers don’t see an equal amount of Devin and Asher. Although I did enjoy the story, I have read enough paranormal romance to find that this book is nothing new. I would recommend this book to anyone who still has a craving for paranormal romance, and doesn’t need something totally original to be satisfied.
Mattie is an aspiring novelist who lives in small-town Colorado. She can often be found reading YA fiction when she probably shouldn’t be, resulting in the common phrase of, “Put the book down!” (Unfortunately for whoever says that, it rarely happens.)