Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young Review

"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."

Another angel book. The difference? There are no wings involved. However, there is still malice and there are works of darkness at move. That part isn't surprising. What? You thought it was all rainbows and Skittles? Or lucky charms? Nope. And there is nothing psychic about these things, about these Need (or compulsion).

A Need So Beautiful is a book that is annoying. It is because of this repeated word: beautiful. It is used in "Oh, my goodness. You are so beautiful" to "it is so beautiful" to simply "beautiful." Imagine if I changed every word in this paragraph (or this review) to "beautiful." Won't you be very annoyed? I would to. Copy and paste has never been so useful. If I tried to do exactly that. Anyway, A Need So Beautiful is terribly slow. The BIG BAD hasn't come until like halfway the book. Even worse is the "Need." It doesn't get bad until the BIG BAD shows up.

The plot is slow, and the end goes really fast. A lot of answers weren't given, and it still isn't explained how Charlotte is an angel or a superhero. It never mentioned angels, but it is implied. Especially in the synopsis. But there is too many questions and pretty much nada answers.

Charlotte is an idjit. (Sorry, Bobby's way of saying "idiots"). I still can't believe she hasn't got everything figured out. How could she not? I don't get how she is such an idiot.

The writing is a bit dry. I wish Young used more variety and stop repeating "beautiful." For once, I agree with Charlotte. I'm getting tired of the word "beautiful." Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. There. Now aren't you tired too? I totally agree.

Am I going to read the sequel?


Overall, A Need So Beautiful (I won't be surprised if everyone left already) is annoying, repetitive, and irritating to my eyes. And it infuriates me. That word is too annoying, the plot is too slow, and the characters are boring. Even the love interest isn't worth mentioning.

Rating: One out of Five

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