Monday, June 25, 2012

Vy Reviews A Need So Beautiful by @Suzanne_Young

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This week we are featuring Suzanne Young because A Want So Wicked releases this week!  Today Vy is reviewing A Need So Beautiful, tomorrow Candace will review A Want So Wicked and on Wednesday we have an interview with Suzanne Young along with a giveaway!

Suzanne Young is no longer a Pacific NW author, she recently moved to Arizona from Portland.  But we love her dearly and several of us know her well and we thought a feature was still in order here.  And hey, maybe if we're nice she'll come back!

 A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young
Hardcover, 267 pages
Published June 21st, 2011 by Balzer + Bray

Description from GoodReads

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.

This review was first posted on  Vy's Blog
 A Need So Beautiful was just, well, beautiful. The writing had such an easy flow that I finished it in one night. *CAUTION* Do not read while you're in the sun without sunscreen! This is a lesson learned.

This was different from my most recent paranormal reads. There was only a light touch to a darker feel to this book. The concept of the Forgotten had to be my favorite part. They are those who do random good deeds that change peoples lives. After each time, they lose a piece of their skin leaving behind a beautiful gold patch underneath. The whole story had this touch of lightness to it that made it very easy to read.

I've admitted this before that I'm a swooner. I LOVE the character Harlin. He's not just some guy, but someone who cares deeply about Charlotte. They understand each other and work through everything like a strong relationship instead of a high school relationship. Charlotte and Harlin go through so much that I'm just waiting for one of them to open up. They respect each other's problems and are just one of the most perfect couples. Charlotte was written in a way that I became emotionally attached to her. She's this strong heroine that you'll just have to love.

Following Charlotte through this struggle to stay with Harlin was quite a plot. The ending just killed me and now I'm not even sure where it will go. Now I'm waiting "patiently" for A Want So Wicked, which will be the sequel.

Go get this book because it's super original. Also get this book because the cover is gorgeous!

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Disclosure: This book was purchased.  All opinions expressed are my own and I was not paid or influenced in any way.

This review was provided by Vy from Vy's Blog:
 Vy is the blogger behind the YA book blog, Vy's Blog. She’s currently a high school student living in the lovely state of Oregon. Her favorite genres to read are high fantasy, paranormal, and historical fiction. While reading is her absolute favorite thing to do during her free time, she also enjoys playing the guitar and being emotionally damaged while watching The Vampire Diaries. Vy can be found roaming the streets of Portland eating cupcakes, or via email or twitter.

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