Beyond The Program: Suzanne Young’s A Need So Beautiful series

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While you wait a few more days for The Program by Suzanne Young, we wanted to take a moment to explore her other books. Today, we’re featuring her beautiful paranormal YA series, A Need So Beautiful.

a need so beautifulA Need So Beautiful

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 Want So WickedA Want So Wicked

Elise is a normal seventeen-year-old girl until the day she wakes up in a desert park, with no idea who she is.

After that episode, her life takes a bizarre turn. She’s experiencing unexpected flashes of insight into people’s lives—people she’s never met before. Strangers frighten her with warnings about the approaching Shadows. And although Elise has never had a boyfriend, she suddenly finds herself torn between two handsome but very different young men: Abe, the charming bad boy whose effect on her both seduces and frightens her, and the mysterious Harlin, who’s new to town but with whom Elise feels an urgent, elemental connection—almost as if they are soul mates.

Now Elise begins to question everything about her life. Why do these guys both want her so desperately? What are the Shadows? Why does the name Charlotte inspire a terrifying familiarity? And who is Elise, really?

a desire so deadlyA Desire So Deadly

A Desire so Deadly is about eighteen-year-old Claire Becks who is living a seemingly charmed life in California. When a new girl, Lucy, moves to town, strange things begin to happen. The appearance of Harlin further complicates the situation, and Claire is soon torn between the normal life she knows and the past that’s slowly coming back to haunt her. With the Shadows corrupting everything around her, Claire will have to make a choice—or destroy the one person she loves most.

Desire is a continuation of the A Need so Beautiful series, and I wanted to write another because I wasn’t done with Harlin yet. I felt like he still needed some closure, and luckily Desire gave me that opportunity.

For the comments: Have you read these books? Which one is your favorite?

2 thoughts on “Beyond The Program: Suzanne Young’s A Need So Beautiful series

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  1. I haven’t read these yet but they sound so good (not a great choice of word but beautiful doesn’t quite fit either).

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