A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies

By Jocelyn Davies

At the evening of Skye’s 17th birthday, she meets enigmatic strangers. whole opposites—like fireplace and ice—Asher is darkish and wild, whereas Devin is reasonable and aloof. Their unexpected visual appeal sends Skye’s lifestyles 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 identification of the 2 boys, but additionally the reality approximately her personal prior. within the lifeless of a bitingly chilly Colorado iciness, Skye unearths herself coming to phrases with the very unlikely mystery that threatens to shatter her global. Torn among Asher, who she can’t aid falling for, and Devin, who she can’t steer clear of, the implications of Skye’s selection will achieve additional than the 3 of them may possibly ever think. a stunning darkish is the 1st ebook in a charming trilogy through debut writer Jocelyn Davies.

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You saw them? Did you get a good look? ” I took a sip of the spicy hot chocolate and suddenly wished I hadn’t said anything. I’d sort of wanted to keep my private conversation with Asher outside, well, private. “Yeah, when I came back inside. ” Dan asked. ” Everyone looked at me like I was going to spill some huge juicy piece of gossip. “Honestly, guys, I don’t know. Something about rules. Whatever. ” Ian snorted. ” “That is an important one,” I said, giving his shoulder a nudge. He smiled and turned away, but I could see a blush creeping up the back of his neck.

My eyes were flashing silver in the light—true silver, not the silvery gray they appeared to be on most days. I blinked, but nothing changed. They only flashed brighter, more vibrantly. They reminded me of a movie we watched in chemistry earlier in the year. When the scientist broke an old thermometer into a petri dish, the mercury slipped from the cracks in the glass, quick and light, not nearly as thick and goopy as I’d expected it would be. I couldn’t quiet my heartbeat. What had caused my eyes to look this way?

Devin was a puzzle, though. As though reading my thoughts, he shifted his gaze over to me. The warmth in his eyes made me wonder if I wanted to spend some time figuring him out. I whipped back around and discovered a note on my desk. I recognized Cassie’s loopy, artistic scrawl. Goner was all it said. For the rest of the period, I felt eyes on the back of my neck. The clock above the blackboard ticked slower than normal. Cassie’s pen scritch-scratched music notes across her paper. She tapped her foot against the side of her chair in rhythm.

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