A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies

By Jocelyn Davies

At the evening of Skye’s 17th birthday, she meets enigmatic strangers. entire opposites—like hearth and ice—Asher is darkish and wild, whereas Devin is reasonable and aloof. Their surprising visual appeal sends Skye’s existence right into a tailspin. She has no inspiration what they wish, or why they appear to stick with her each move—only that their presence coincides with a flurry of odd occasions. quickly she starts to doubt not only the identification of the 2 boys, but additionally the reality approximately her personal earlier. within the useless of a bitingly chilly Colorado iciness, Skye unearths herself coming to phrases with the very unlikely mystery that threatens to shatter her global. Torn among Asher, who she can’t support falling for, and Devin, who she can’t steer clear of, the implications of Skye’s selection will succeed in additional than the 3 of them may perhaps ever think. a stunning darkish is the 1st publication in an enthralling trilogy by way of debut writer Jocelyn Davies.

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Like I said. ” I narrowed my eyes. So kids at school were talking about my never-tardy record? I was pretty sure that wasn’t happening. “Yeah, well, in keeping with my reputation, I need to get to my next class. And, guys, seriously, see someone about your anger issues. Even when you’re just sitting next to each other, I can tell that you’re battling something out. ” I stuffed my notebook into my backpack and walked away. I thought I’d have at least a class or two to think about my reaction to the new guys before I could run everything by Cassie at lunch—but just seconds after I walked through the door to Spanish, Devin did, too.

Looking into them was like trying to follow a penny as it falls down a well. I caught my breath, and feeling slowly returned to my limbs. ” I shoved as hard as I could, catching Asher off guard. He tumbled to the side, and I scrambled up. ” I noticed the other guy, Devin, staring at me, too. Then a loud popping noise startled me, and something began hissing loudly. I fought to push my way through the crowd toward where Cassie’s voice had last emerged. Suddenly, the ground rumbled; I lost my balance and fell to my knees.

It wasn’t panic. It wasn’t even fear. It was like total and complete exhaustion. Like I’d pushed myself to the limit and was crashing. ” She helped me up and into the passenger seat. Leaning over, she buckled me in. “I’ll drive you home. ” As she climbed in and revved the engine, her radio played the single that had been popular all winter. Cassie began to sing along softly, automatically. She turned the wheel and glided out from the curb, down the street. I took a deep breath, trying to steady my hands.

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