Wednesday, July 25, 2012
A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young Review
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Balzer and Bray
First book in A Need So Beautiful series
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 absolutely adored this book with all my heart. I can't believe I waited so long to read it. I loved it from page one. When I finished it all I could think about was how I wanted it to be longer. The story was just that amazing.
I loved Charlotte. I liked her personality. She is more unique than most heroines. I loved how she was willing to fight the need for the people she loved. Her life wasn't easy but she didn't complain. I can't imagine being in that place and having to make such a hard choice. She tried not to let it affect her. That's one of the things I liked most about her. Harlin was amazing. I adore him. I loved hoe much he cared for Charlotte. Even though it was Charlotte's choice it did affect Harlin too. Harlin and Charlotte had such an amazing relationship. They were adorable. They knew that they were it for each other and that they didn't need anyone else. I loved the uniqueness of their relationship. Most books don't have couples like that.
This has an addicting storyline. The suspense was killer. It was impossible to put down. It has such a unique concept. I really wonder how this author came up with this. Its so creative. I hope one day I get the chance to meet her because that would be an epic fan girl moment. Overall this was like made for me, I loved it so much. I've already started the sequel. If you haven't checked this out, I highly recommend. 5/5 stars