|Book||HIGH SCHOOL DAVIES, JOCELYN||Young Adult Fiction Collection|
Since the night of her seventeenth birthday, Skye has been torn between two opposites: light and dark, the Order and the Rebellion, Devin and Asher. But her decision shocked both sides--because she chose neither. With the help of her friends, Skye forges her own path, setting out to gather an uprising of Rogues. The treacherous and elusive half-angels may be the key to maintaining the balance of fate and free will. But completing the mission her parents left unfinished is more difficult--and dangerous--than she could have imagined. And doing so comes at a cost: her greatest love may now be a lethal enemy. Because it's not just the Order that sees Skye as a threat who must be eliminated. The Rebellion does, too. And both sides will do whatever it takes to win. Dark days lie ahead, and if Skye is to survive, she'll need to rely on her extraordinary powers and the strength of her will. Because she has a future--and a love--that's worth fighting for. The sweeping, darkly romantic story that began with A Beautiful Dark and gathered intensity in A Fractured Light comes to a thrilling conclusion in A Radiant Sky.
In the final title in Davies' popular Beautiful Dark series, Skye has refused to align herself with either the Order or the Rebellion, choosing instead to create a third army, the Uprising, in an attempt to save the world. In doing so, she has severed her ties with Asher, the Rebel angel whom she loves and turned a suspicious eye on her Guardian angel friend, Deven. But her high-school friends vow loyalty to Skye and her ideals, in spite of the danger her friendship demands. This title introduces a delightful young person with budding powers much like Skye's; follows the search for two Rogues who were friends of Skye's parents; and features a love-smitten Aunt Jo. Once again, Davies has melded the mundane and the paranormal into an exciting story of good and evil, order and chaos, and love and loss all in the span of Skye's senior year. When the characters finally line up to fight to keep the balance of the heavens in check, it will signal the ultimate battle for love, peace, and normal high-school adolescence.--Bradburn, Frances Copyright 2010 Booklist
School Library Journal Review
Gr 8 Up-Faced with a choice between light and dark, the Order and the Rebellion, 17-year-old Skye, daughter of two fallen angels, chooses neither. Instead, she has decided that the only way to end the war between the two groups of angels is to forge a new path. This decision means giving up her boyfriend, Asher, whose loyalty lies with the Rebellion. It means being hunted by both factions, who will use all of their powers to either destroy her or control her Rogue powers for themselves. It means anyone who joins Skye-human, angel, or Rogue-is in danger. Skye's heart is broken and whispers in her mind tell her that she'll fail, but destiny can be rewritten and love could be the powerful force that wins the day. Davies packs a lot into this trilogy finale. Several new characters are introduced, old characters change loyalties, and secrets are finally revealed before the myriad threads come together in a satisfying ending. Readers who have enjoyed the earlier titles will devour this one and want more (the ending leaves that door open). Newcomers to the series can easily pick up A Radiant Sky as their introduction. Either way, this fast-paced, well-written novel should have no trouble attracting readers.-Heather Miller Cover, Homewood Public Library, AL (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.