Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Need So Beautiful (A Need So Beautiful #1)

A Need So Beautiful (A Need So Beautiful, #1)Title: A Need So Beautiful (A Need So Beautiful #1)
AuthorSuzanne Young 
Rating: 4.5/5
SummaryWe 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.

My Thoughts: What’s the first thing you’ll think of when you finish reading Suzanne Young’s A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL?
You need the sequel.
Disclaimer: you may also think the following:
1) How the hell is it 1 am?
2) Is Harlin based off of a real life character and where can I find him?
3) My eyes are totally going to be swollen all day tomorrow.
In short, you need to read this book ASAP. I was lucky enough to read it early on and it has a place near and dear to my heart. I loved reading it the first time, the second time, and the third time—and it’ll be a story I’ll pick up on rainy days and reread with a cup of hot chocolate and a box of kleenex.
Bravo, Ms. Young. You rock.

It's rare for books to focus on the "good" in people and this one was very heart-warming while also being completely gut-wrenching as Charlotte spins out of control. I thought I knew how the book was going, but the last few pages threw a monkey wrench into that notion, and now I am eager to see what happens next.

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