Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Need so Beautiful by Suzanne Young

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.

First line:
"I sit on the front steps of St. Vincent's Cathedral and pick at the moss nestled in the cracks of the concrete."

I really like the concept of this story. Charlotte is forced to help others but in the process will be forgotten by those she loves. What a terrible burden! When she fights against the "need," as she calls it, it leaves gray on her soul. 
She has a boyfriend too and I wondered what was up with him. He was a little too intense for me but later on (almost the end) the reader finds out why. 
Charlotte also has help with a Seer. He won't forget her. He doesn't forget any of the Forgotten.
It's heart wrenching to read the last few chapters as Charlotte's family and friends forget her. 
I just might read the next book to find out more!

 Rating: PG 14
L: No
V: No
S: Kissing; implied sex; naughty word 

The concept
The main character

Implied sex
The last page (really? It's a trilogy??)


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