Breathtaking: A Review of A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL by Suzanne Young

A Need So Beautiful 
A Need So Beautiful
Suzanne Young
288 pages
Publisher: Balzer+Bray
Release Date: June 1st, 2012
Source: Paperback from Publisher

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.

   Mesmerizing and breath-taking, A Need So Beautiful is a stunning novel. The age-old struggle between good and evil takes on a new light with a tragic heroine hearts will ache for.

   Suzanne Young weaves a beautiful story of love, loss, and hope in the pages of A Need So Beautiful, which released in paperback early this month. Her prose is IMMACULATELY well-done, and her pacing is perfection.

   Charlotte Cassidy is a typical high schooler – who’s plans for her future involve moving away with the love of her life. But her future has plans of its own. Plans that will leave her dead before she knows it and Forgotten before she breathes her last.

   Charlotte is a Forgotten. A being who’s destiny is to spread hope and love to the world until she disappears, forgotten in the hearts of all she once loved. But Charlotte is determined not to leave her life behind. She wants to be remembered. No matter what the cost.

   A Need So Beautiful is different. The conflict isn’t in the world around the main character. The conflict lies inside her. One decision is all it takes, but the consequences are undeniably tragic.

   The story is breath-taking. Beautiful. Heart-wrenching. Prepare to smile sadly, cry, and have your every emotion shattered. Suzanne Young is a master storyteller. A Need So Beautiful is a must-read.

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    ashelynn hetland

    July 6, 2012

    he he YES! I knew you would like this one!

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    Oh! Paper Pages

    July 6, 2012

    This sounds like a great book. I was starting to get bored of angel books, but this one sounds unique. Thanks for the great review! I am excited to give it a try.

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    Cassy Wrage

    July 6, 2012

    I need to read this book! Thanks for the awesome review :)

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    Brandileigh2003 (Blkosiners Book Blog)

    July 6, 2012

    This sounds great, I've been wanting to read it. I like what you said about conflict being within her. Sounds for a juicy read.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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    Preet @ A Written Rhapsody

    July 9, 2012

    I've heard great things about this. It definitely seems like a book that hits you deeply, but in a subtle manner if that makes sense. I definitely need to check it out.

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    October 25, 2012

    I really liked this book. It was so different and refreshing when I read it. The writing was so beautiful.

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    January 24, 2013

    I haven't read this book yet. I love when an author can make you cry. Guess I better buy a new box of kleenex. thanks