Book Review: A Radiant Sky

A Radiant Sky CoverBook: A Radiant Sky by Jocelyn Davies

Published September 2013 by HarperCollins|368 pages

Where I Got It: Nook Store

Series: A Beautiful Dark #3

Genre: YA Paranormal/Angels

You can find A Radiant Sky on Goodreads|You can find Jocelyn Davies on Twitter, Facebook and her website

Goodreads Summary: 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 her 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.

I finally finished A Radiant Sky, and I really liked it!  It’s a really good conclusion to the series.  I started out thinking the series was okay, but it got better and better over the course of the series.

There are definitely lines that are drawn, and while there’s the Order and the Rebellion, you have a new group in town: the Uprising, who want to keep the Order and the Rebellion in check.  I really liked the idea of the Uprising, because they are the ones who feel like they don’t belong to either group.  So who better than to make sure that things are balanced?  And I really liked the idea of a new council, and the people that comprise that new council.  Because it was slightly unexpected, but still really interesting.

I love that this series focuses on shades of grey, and that sometimes, the middle road is the best one to take.  And that keeping two very different sides in check and in balance is important.  At least in this series.

I was wondering where things were headed, and I got the answers I was looking for.  I loved that Skye had her friends and family to help her through this, and that they worked together, instead of Sky always running off to take care of everything herself.  Her friends and family and love really did make a difference in things, and that was a really cool aspect of the book.

We do have the final battle, and I have to admit that I was expecting more from it.  Like, something more than a few pages, and something with a bit more action.  I don’t know if it’s because of expectations from other series I’ve read or what, but I was expecting there to be something more from it.

I will say that there was something about A Radiant Sky that didn’t quite fit.  I mean, I really liked it and all, but there was also something about it that I couldn’t quite connect with.  Things were pretty easy for Skye and her band of Rogues, so perhaps it’s that.

Final Thoughts:

I really liked A Radiant Sky, and I thought it was fitting end to the series.  Things did seem pretty easy for Sky, and things were wrapped up a little too nicely, but other than that, things were resolved pretty well.  A Radiant Sky gets 4 stars.

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