A Beautiful Dark is the story of a seventeen year old girl named Skye Parker who on her seventh birthday starts going through some changes. Changes that bring two mysterious guys into her life. Devin and Asher. Skye has to figure out what is it that both Devin and Asher want with her? Why does her eyes from time to time change from gray to silver? And what is they real story behind her parents death? Okay I will start of by saying that I did enjoy the mystery of this book. I mean the way Davies keeps you turning page after page wondering what's next to come is genius but..... that's all it is.
Wait let me clarify myself what I mean is it just plot to keep you interested but doesn't really give you anything to look forward to. Confused? Well let me put it this way the first couple of chapters when we the reader(s) still didn't know who Devin and Asher were and what is it that they wanted with Skye or we still didn't know what Skye herself was the story was interesting. But when the big reveal came that Devin and Asher were fallen angels(despite that even though they have the normal angel-like wings they claim that they are not) and they Skye is kind of like them but kind of isn't( whatever the h*ll that's supposed to mean) the story just kind of went flat after that.
What I mean by went flat is that there was page after page of nothing really happening. Skye goes to the mall. Next page Skye is hanging out with her friends. The next page Skye is having a party. Blah, blah, blah. Like I said nothing really happens. I think if I'm not not mistaken the book has 35 chapters and I think the big reveal happens at like chapter 19 or like 20 and this rest of the chapters are exactly like that depicted in the above sentences. I got the sense that Davies ran out of something important to wright so she just decides to fill the rest of the chapters with meaningless random teenage things that almost have nothing to do with the supernatural element of the story.
Now as for the supporting characters like guardians/parents, friends, teachers they were all great by my account. In the sense that they were all believable. I believed the character that they portraying. Um just a heads up there is like love triangle thing happening here between Skye, Devin and Asher but it is one that feel like wasn't well developed and kind of felt like one of those love at first sight kind of things and some times that works in books(if done right) and some times it doesn't like in this book. Hey Davies next time you would like to do a love triangle thing give it some more time please I felt like no of the characters knew each other well enough to fall for one another.
Ok now it's time for my own personal ratings. For the cover art I give a 8 out of 10 stars because it is one the prettiest covers I've come across so far and the cover model looks strangely just like the author and the main character....hmm it would be super cool if that really is the author on her own book :-) The characters a 8 out of 10 stars everyone of them was interesting. The setting/scenery a 10 out of 10 stars Davies made me feel like I was really there in the scenes with the characters. The plot a 5 out of 10 only because wasn't expecting another fallen angel book and though that there was room to turn it into something different. Finally the over all experience a 7 out of 10 stars because despite my complaints I did enjoy reading this book. And would I read another installment? Yes yes I would.