Friday, July 26, 2013

A Fractured Light by Jocelyn Davies

Release Date: Out now!

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 352pgs

The Story

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.

The Review

Now I wasn't exactly a huge huge fan of Jocelyn Davies's debut novel, A Beautiful Dark, and for the most part it was because of the love triangle and what had occurred towards the end of that book. But despite what I thought at that specific time, I still wanted to give the sequel another chance to prove me wrong and I'm glad I did because to my own surprise the book, A FRACTURED LIGHT, was a much better book compared to the first in the series and while it did contain that annoying back-and-forth love triangle, which I still didn't like, but on a whole I thought it was a much more pleasurable book to read and a very entertaining one at that.

I don't want to give anything away for obvious reasons so I'm going to be pretty vague here, but what occurs within in this book had really kept my interest in from the very beginning and that's because, like what the main character Sky had experience, I too had no idea who to trust in this book, especially with Sky's two love interests, Asher and that other-whats-his-name guy I didn't care too much about anymore. Hehe. Trust, at least what I found in this sequel, was the main focus of the book this time round and it was very interesting to see how things would eventually play out because of this trust issue if you get my meaning. It was very interesting indeed. The ending in particular was not at all how I pictured it to be like, so in the end I was pretty happy with that part because it was - ultimately - the right thing to do in Sky's case. So whether something bigger will happen as a consequence of that final action and decision in the last installment of the series who knows, but I guess we will have to wait and see and hope for the best in the final book.

Overall, A FRACTURED LIGHT was such a bigger improvement compared to the first book in the series and I'm now really looking forward to reading the next book!

The Rating
4/5 stars

4 comments:

  1. Your post reminds me that I still haven't read A Beautiful Dark. I'm going to have to get to it. Good reminder.

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  2. Ooh I wasn't going to start this series, but hearing that this book is a big improvement on the first makes me think perhaps I should pick it up! Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for the review! :)

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    1. Thanks Liz! I'm just glad it was an improvement compared to the first book.

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