A Need So Beautiful
Publisher: Balzer and Bray
Release Date: June 21, 2011
Rating: 4 stars
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.
A Need So Beautiful is a great read that is a one, maybe two, sittings type of read. I loved the concept, but had some issues connecting with different aspects of the story.
I really liked the idea of A Need So Beautiful. It was so different from anything else I had read, but I also didn’t quite understand some of the aspects completely. That left me confused. When I had finished, I still didn’t understand some aspects. That aside, I couldn’t stop reading. It was a constant battle of “Do I Go Do Something That I Actually Need To Be Doing?” Or read more A Need So Beautiful. It actually made me cry at the end, and I rarely cry because of books. I continue to love Young’s writing – her stories flow so beautifully.
I really liked the characters, though I did have issues connecting with Charlotte. I liked Charlotte’s voice, I thought she was a great character. I just for some reason had issues connecting with her. I thought Sarah was a really great character, and I loved her strength. Harlin has about the coolest name ever, and I thought he was a really great guy. I loved the roles Harlin’s brothers played, despite the small role they had. I loved the scenes with them in it!
I am super excited to see where the story goes with its sequel, A Want So Wicked. I feel like most things are explained now, so it will be absolutely brilliant. I am very excited. This is a book I would recommend checking out.