Author: Suzanne Young
Release Date: June 21, 2011
A Need So Beautiful is very, very sad (just a heads up). I was left in tears while Charlotte was giving in to The Need and especially toward the end of her time on earth.
Charlotte's boyfriend, Harlin, is amazingly sweet, but he serves as such a distraction from her real purpose on earth and he made it so hard for her to make the biggest decision of her life. Charlotte was also a tiny bit petty at times, so that annoyed me a bit. Harlin and Charlotte's relationship came off a bit superficial at times, which bothered me because I want the character's relationships and interactions to feel real and substantial.
This book incorporates many problems of our society with an angelical conundrum. I loved Young's writing; it was engaging, beautiful, sorrowful, joyful, and entrancing.
The plot-line is so unique and intriguing. It seems like there are so many angel-esque books out on the shelves (Hush, Hush, Fallen, A Temptation of Angels, Angel Burn), but none of their plots even come close to A Need So Beautiful.