Published September 2012 by HarperTeen
Where I Got It: Purchased for my Nook, 352 pages
Genre: YA- Paranormal
Goodreads.com Summary: When she wakes up in unfamiliar surroundings, Skye knows something terrible has happened to her. 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.
A Fractured Light is the sequel to A Beautiful Dark, and I can honestly say that I’m glad I didn’t stop with the first book! I really liked A Fractured Light, and liked seeing Skye struggle with both the light and the dark that’s in her. Was her decision a little predictable? Yeah, but it’s also a good reminder that balance is good. I also like that she’s learning to control all of her powers, and not just one side of them.
I liked learning more about Skye’s family, and how she decided that she needed to make her own way. She has the best of the Order and the Rebellion, and eliminating one of those groups isn’t going to be good. For anyone. I did like that she didn’t automatically join the Rebellion even though she knew what the Order was like, and she seems intent on following her own path. As for Asher and Devin, I’m not sure who I want her to end up with. I feel like she’s going to end up with one of them, and I like that you can make a good case for either guy. But Skye is also different enough that I feel like I’m going to be disappointed with whoever she doesn’t end up with.
We learn of Rogues, who don’t fit in with the Rebellion or the Order, and that Aunt Jo is a Rogue. It’s an interesting idea, and one that will likely be important in the next book. There wasn’t a lot of action, which means the epic battle between light and dark will be eventful and in the third book. Still, we did learn a little more of the mythology, which was cool.
Final Thoughts: I really enjoyed A Fractured Light. It was slightly predictable at times, but I loved the new things we learned, and how much Skye is changing. It gets a 4 out of 5.