I’m a little torn on A Fractured Light. It’s the second book in a trilogy, and started to fall into the slump a lot of second books seem prey to, and yet it managed to stay just enough outside of the hole that I still really enjoyed the book. I just felt some of the middle started to stretch and drag a little more than I’d like.
A Fractured Light starts out only a few days after the end of A Beautiful Dark. It comes out kicking and I was completely into it. Davies doesn’t let the story start on a dull note, immediately getting into gear and I loved that. Unfortunately, after a little while, the story started to drag just a little bit. There was a lot happening, but some of it felt a little like filler. There were still important things happening, but in between those moments, there wasn’t as much plot progression as I would have liked.
Thankfully, the last few chapters completely turned this novel around and had my jaw resting on the floor. There are plot twists that I didn’t see coming until they were right there and I can’t wait to read what comes next.
The relationship between Asher and Skye progresses, but I’m left with a strange feeling about it. Asher still gives the swoony feelings, but I’m no longer completely trusting him. Davies wrote him in such a wonderful way that even as I’m falling for his words, a tiny red flag goes up making me question the true motive behind his every word. Even with those red flags, I was still completely taken with him and his charm.
A Fractured Light was a good follow-up novel to A Beautiful Dark. There were places where it could have been better, but it was still a great read that had me constantly turning the pages. I can’t wait to see how Skye’s story ends.