Review: A Need So Beautiful

Mar •  28 •  2012
Review: A Need So BeautifulA Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young
Series: A Need So Beautiful # 1
Published by Balzer + Bray on June 1, 2011
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: Bought
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"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 book I decided to get off my tbr pile and was not disappointed. Once I stepped into this world, I was taken back by the great world building and amazing characters!

One thing I enjoyed about the book is the world building. I really liked how the reader is able to easily step into the world of Charlotte. The descriptions of the world, the rules of The Forgotten is amazing. I really loved the feel of the plot expanding with more rules and more minor characters becoming more important that I thought.

The characters of the book were amazing. The growth of each character with each new chapter pleased me. I really loved watching them make choices not for them but for others. The sacrifices that these characters make is admirable.

The love interest of this book did take some unexpected turns that I did not see. I am happy that the relationship is much more than just a regular friendship but it’s something more. Their love is fresh yet intoxicating. Whenever the reader falls into the relationship, you want to do nothing but stay in the happiness of it.

A Need So Beautiful is an well constructed beautiful story. The suspense and thrilling scenes, it plays well to captivate the reader right away. An engaging story from the first page, A Need So Beautiful is a rich portrait of a young woman coming into her destiny.

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!



  1. Amy
    Mar 28, 2012

    Great review! This definitely sounds like my kind of read, I’ll so be checking it out. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  2. sarabara081
    Mar 28, 2012

    I love this book! The ending was killer! Great review! 🙂

  3. Giselle
    Mar 28, 2012

    Ooh I’Ve heard a LOT of great things about this book/series I really have been wanting to give it a try.

  4. Jenny
    Mar 28, 2012

    I have this one on my TBR pile too Savy! I’m hoping to get to it soon. I’m glad you think the world building is well done, it’s always hard to enter a paranormal story and be confused by where you are. Thanks for the review:)

  5. Oh I just passed on this one for another book when I bought some a bit ago. Now I wish I’d gotten this one as well. Love the sound of the world and I’m curious about that love interest. Hm… must check that pocket book for more moolah now.. 😉

  6. Wendy Darling
    Mar 30, 2012

    This one had an amazing ending, didn’t it? Totally took me by surprise! I can’t wait for the sequel. 🙂

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  7. Shellie
    Mar 31, 2012

    I loved this one as well. Everything that Charlotte has to go through and overcome is hard on her. The ending had me by surprise as well. Can’t wait for A Want so Wicked to be out to continue the story!