Thursday, 6 December 2012

Review: A Need So Beautiful (Book #1) by Suzanne Young

Author: Suzanne Young
Publisher:  Balzer & Bray
Published: 21st June 2011

Series: Yes - A Need So Beautiful #1
Genre: Young Adult - Fantasy, Paranormal/Angels
Obtained From: Bought It

Read from November 22 to November 25, 2012

We all want to be remembered. Charlotte's destiny is to be Forgotten...

Charlotte’s best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she’s cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what’s really wrong: She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth, who feels the Need—a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger.

But Charlotte never wanted this responsibility. What she wants is to help her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend's arms forever. But as the Need grows stronger, it begins to take a dangerous toll on Charlotte. And who she was, is, and will become--her mark on this earth, her very existence--is in jeopardy of disappearing completely.

Charlotte will be forced to choose: Should she embrace her fate as a Forgotten, a fate that promises to rip her from the lives of those she loves forever? Or is she willing to fight against her destiny--no matter how dark the consequences. - Goodreads

This was another book that I had read positive praise for and one of the bloggers I follow absolutely loved it. I wasn't sure if it would be for me or that I'd like it. I'm happy to say that it was a nice quick, easy and enjoyable read. 

The story is about Charlotte and what she refers to as her "Need". Charlotte isn't a bad character and is likeable enough and easy to connect with. Both Charlotte's character and her need are well written. You are able to feel and understand why she wants to fight her fate.

It would have been nice to have more focus on her need, to understand where it came from and why, and to understand why one person deserves help instead of another person just as deserving. 

Charlotte's love interest, Harlin, wasn't a character I got attached too. He wasn't overly explored or developed and that may be part, but I don't think Charlotte and Harlin where 'right' together either. They didn't talk much, the romance was plain and boring. I wouldn't have missed it if it wasn't there. Maybe that's just me? 

The later half of the story came together better then the first half, and the build up to the ending was dramatic. The ending itself makes me want to read the sequel just to see what develops. 

If you want a quick easy read that is different then you should give this one a try. 

Really Liked It

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