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A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies

By Jocelyn Davies

At the evening of Skye’s 17th birthday, she meets enigmatic strangers. entire opposites—like fireplace 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 concept what they wish, or why they appear to stick with her each move—only that their presence coincides with a flurry of wierd occasions. quickly she starts to doubt not only the id of the 2 boys, but in addition the reality approximately her personal earlier. within the lifeless of a bitingly chilly Colorado wintry weather, Skye unearths herself coming to phrases with the very unlikely mystery that threatens to shatter her international. Torn among Asher, who she can’t aid falling for, and Devin, who she can’t avoid, the implications of Skye’s selection will succeed in additional than the 3 of them may ever think. a stunning darkish is the 1st publication in an enthralling trilogy through debut writer Jocelyn Davies.

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I counted backward, still unsure if the counting was happening in my head or if I was saying the words out loud. Three. Two. One. I opened my eyes. But I wasn’t floating at all. The sensation of being in midair had vanished, and I lay in bed, the comforter tangled tightly around my body as if I’d been tossing and turning the whole night. It was morning. The only thing that floated in the air was the occasional dust particle caught by the weak winter sun. The window was open, and the cold air blew my curtains back to let in the gray light of the early day.

Silence. Ian emerged from the back looking completely harassed. His short sandy hair was sticking up as if he hadn’t even brushed it, and his eyes were bloodshot. ” he asked, shrugging and dropping his arms to his sides. “Do you see what I have to do? ” “I’m so sorry,” I said. ” I didn’t bother with the door—just stepped through where one of the huge storefront windows had been. I forged a path through the debris to the counter. ” He picked up the broom leaning against the wall behind him and began to sweep the floor with it.

8:01. Nine minutes to make it to homeroom before I was officially late. On my way up the front steps of the school, I stopped. I felt a prickling sensation that caused the fine hairs to rise on the nape of my neck. I knew no one was behind me—I had been alone in the parking lot when I got out of my car—but I turned around anyway. ” It was Asher, looking up at me from the bottom step. His short black hair ruffled faintly in the breeze. He looked guarded, one leg on a lower step, the other tensed on the step just above it.

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