Thursday, September 6, 2012

Review: A Need so Beautiful by Suzanne Young

A Need So Beautiful (A Need So Beautiful, #1)A Need so Beautiful (A Need so Beautiful #1)
Suzanne Young
Publisher: Balzar & Bray
Release Date: June 1, 2011

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.
I definitely should not have waited so long to read this book. I've heard great things about it, but for whatever reason I didn't pick this book book up until recently. 

One of my favorite things about this book is how beautiful was. Just everything about it--the prose and the feeling that the book gave off--was gorgeous and I loved it. I thought that this aspect was really unique and it added to the novel. 

Charlotte was a really unique character. I admit, it took a while for me to warm up to her, but once I did, I loved her. She was such a flawed and complex character. She had a destiny she can't control that she wants no part of. She was selfish and in this case I completely understood why. This is part of what made her such a great character--she was flawed but relatable and an overall lovable character. 

This is a story that sucks the reader in and doesn't let go.I will admit, I didn't get sucked in right away. It took a few pages but once I got into the book, I couldn't stop reading. From the short length and addicting quality, it is very easy to read this book in one sitting. It's kind of hard not to. 

This book is an overall gorgeous read. One good thing about me waiting so long to jump on the bandwagon is that I don't have to wait to read the sequel!

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