Thursday, 3 August 2017

Book Review: A Radiant Sky by Jocelyn Davies (A Beautiful Dark #3)


Summary (from Goodreads)

Title: A Radiant Sky

Author: Jocelyn Davies

Publication Date: 24 September 2013

Publisher: HarperTeen







Summary:



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:


And the finale has come to this series too. I'm quite sad, but then again I already started the last book in the Selection series: The Crown, don't miss I on the blog! But let me return to today's series. It was a hell of an awesome ride and I'm truly grateful for my ever nagging curiosity for taking it up even though at that time I had at least 3 other series to finish and at least 20 other books on the list ahead.

Now, if you have yet to start this series go, check it out on my blog: A Beautiful Dark, A Fractured Light. And if you've read the book tell me what you thought about it. I don't take: "not my cup of tea" for an answer, reread it until you like it. *laughs. Sorry, that was a bit overboard, nevertheless, this is already the second book where I ship the "wrong" characters together. First was Everneath series and now this one. I don't care I'm still team Devin, and I guess the author was too in some parts because there's only one way to guarantee that the protagonist stays with one side of the love triangle. You, do know the answer, right? If not it's easy, that's to kill the other side, though in Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices it didn't quite work. Tessa did get a chance for the double happy ending.

Okay, apparently I'm in the mood for discussion right now and not right now and not exactly today's pick. Nevertheless, let me tell you that, I did like the book, some things could have been better. The epic battle could have been more epic. And Skye's philosophy of using her sworn was all too optimistic. The girl had zero practice and she thought she could wield it. And well, many of you will tell me: But she did, she threw it. and I'll just have a snarky remark: it's a sword, not a freaking spear that you throw around.

I adored some new characters that made an appearance. Earth, that's a fantastic 7-year-old's name. Call me bitchy but who names their kid Earth? In the beginning, I thought something was wrong with my eyes and I even congratulated myself for ordering new reading glasses, but now, the girl's name is Earth. I do get that it was symbolic, but jeez, don't make me panic here!

Overall, it was a great conclusion to the trilogy. I am still angry that not my guy was chosen but well who cares, Skye is happy so I don't mind. Though I'm pretty sure the author left some thoughts for a spin-off. And I'll totally be on the lookout! But before that happens, enjoy today's pick for your fullest and don't forget to share your thoughts below! Stay tuned for more reviews as well as promos. Don't miss your next favourite book or manga! Happy reading!

XOXO

Katie

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