September 11, 2012

Review: A Fractured Light by Jocelyn Davies

A Fractured Light
By Jocelyn Davies
Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: September 25th 2012
By HarperTeen

When she wakes up in unfamiliar surroundings, Skye knows something terrible has happened to her. But it's not until she hears Asher, the dark, rebellious angel she fell in love with, that the memories come flooding back. She tries to put the past behind her, but she knows she'll be forever haunted by the ruthless betrayal that almost took her life.

Skye returns home, but with the knowledge of who she really is, nothing can ever be the same. As she tests the limits of her newfound powers, Skye discovers that she's capable of far more than anyone could have imagined. Both the Order and the Rebellion want her for their side as war between the factions looms. She can't forget the terrifying truth she now knows about the Order, but something holds her back from embracing the Rebellion.

I’ve been dreading writing this review. I thought about passing on writing a review on it, but after giving it some thought I decided I need to share my thoughts.

A Fractured light, sad to say, was a disappointment. It’s one of those books that are on my CANNOT WAIT TO READ list on GoodReads. I am so happy I got the chance to read an advance copy of it, but I just wish I didn’t feel so let down.

The story starts a couple of days later from where A Beautiful Dark left off. When I first started reading it, I was so into it. I was basically storming through the first couple of chapters, but at some point the story flat lined. It started to drag and certain events felt so unrealistic that I found myself overanalyzing everything. This book would have taken me a day to read, but instead it took me about two weeks. I would pick it up and read some more, put it down and read another book, then pick it up again. I just didn’t feel like anything was really happening. It wasn’t until the final three chapters or so that I felt the story was finally picking up.

Am I going to read the third book in the series? Heck yeah! Because even though I was disappointed, the final three chapters pretty much pulled me back in. It reminded me why I loved the first book so much.

What are some positive things I loved? Asher and Skye get a lot closer in this book. Their romance grows a lot more. Although, Skye still feels a pull towards Devin, you pretty much know where her heart stands.

Devin makes a huge decision that left me with my mouth open. I just didn’t see that coming and again – just like in book one – he shocked me.

Overall, I rate A Fractured Light 2 out of 5 stars.


  1. Ohh...This one sounded good but maybe I will move it off the TBR pile since it was disappointing. Thanks for the review!

  2. NOOoooooo....the end of book 1 just killed me. I still have such high hopes for this one. It cannot be true!!!!!

    I hope I like it better :/

  3. Eeeeeep I'm so looking forward to reading this one!! I LOVE the first book and that cliffhanger really got me! Another crazy cliffhanger?! GAH! Great review!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  4. I haven't had a chance to read the first one yet, so I don't really know much. That really sucks that you were disappointed in this one. :(
    Hopefully the third works out better for you.

  5. Thanks for the review! I haven't started this yet, but I've been wanting to read A Beautiful Dark. Sorry you were disappointed. I've read a lot of series where the second book pales in comparison to the first (Shiver is the one that comes to mind), but hopefully things get better in the third book!

  6. I will say that A Beautiful Dark wasn't the most perfectly written book, but I enjoyed it and thought it had some serious potential for growth in A Fractured Light. Well, shite! Apparently I was wrong. I have to read it anyway, because it is one of my musts. Well, at least now I can go into it knowing not to expect greatness, thanks to you! So, thank you!

  7. oh no, 2 stars! At least the last few chapters were good and I'm glad since I have this on my must read list. Thanks for the review


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