A RADIANT SKY by Jocelyn Davies


From the "Beautiful Dark" series, volume 3
Age Range: 12 - 18
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Romance trumps action even during the final battle to save the world in this trilogy closer.

At 17, Skye learned she was the daughter of two angels, one a Guardian and one a Rebel, giving her supernatural powers beyond any ever before seen. Now in conflict with both factions, she and her friends unite to try to forge a new way and keep the universe in balance. Sadly, both of her heartthrobs, former Guardian Devin and Asher, now both in the Rebel camp, oppose her, even though they all still have to attend high school together. Skye tracks down two other Rogue angels, one with a cute little daughter named Earth, and the group sets out to prepare for the epic battle and for another important event: prom. When that heroic battle occurs, Davies keeps her focus more on romance than on the action, interrupting the battle numerous times for conversations explaining the participants’ emotions, decisions and sudden romantic realizations; Asher reaches full Harlequin eloquence in his final speech to Skye. In the closing pages, Skye makes a final, major choice that indeed should fully end the trilogy. Skye, Devin and Asher come across as standard-issue romance heroes, but a few of the minor characters achieve some nice individuality, especially Earth.

For romance fans only, who should enjoy it. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)

Pub Date: Sept. 24th, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-06-199069-4
Page count: 368pp
Publisher: HarperTeen
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2013


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