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 surprising visual appeal sends Skye’s lifestyles right into a tailspin. She has no thought what they wish, or why they appear to keep on 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 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 keep away from, the results of Skye’s selection will achieve extra than the 3 of them may well ever think. a stunning darkish is the 1st publication in an enthralling trilogy by way of debut writer Jocelyn Davies.
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Just tired,” I said. ” Dan swallowed and grinned. “Best party ever,” I agreed. ” He laughed his slow, raspy laugh, dipping a French fry into a blob of ketchup. “The boiler exploding? ” Cassie came over with her tray of juice and organic veggies—Northwood is top-ranked in a national survey of high school cafeteria food—and scootched in next to Dan, scrunching her nose at his French fry tower. She unpacked her lunch tray slowly, fully aware that we were watching her. With dramatic flair, she unscrewed the cap of her Odwalla juice, took a bite of steamed butternut squash, and looked up at us.
The packet on my desk was a detailed itinerary for the junior class ski trip, a Northwood High School institution that we’d been talking about since freshman year. It was going to be a nice break from competitive skiing, which I’d been doing all winter. . m. sharp. ” As Ms. Manning’s voice faded into the background like a cloud of chalk dust, I became acutely aware of Asher and Devin sitting behind me. I casually glanced over my shoulder again at the back row. Asher was studying me with a lazy smile.
Slowly I reached my hand out as well. He met me halfway. When our hands touched, a tiny wave of goose bumps trailed up my arm. I quickly pulled away. ” Asher smiled. “Not so bad, right? Anyway, look, aren’t you going to be late for homeroom? ” I said. . ” “Well, it’s good to know my new school has at least one leg up on my old one,” Asher said casually as he gestured for me to go ahead. ” “Yep. Looks like you’re stuck with me for a while. ” “You’d better not,” I told him lightly, trying to hide my shock.
A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies