Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton

I know, I suck. But there were papers! And flooding! And migraines! Yeah...let's just...let's just go to the review.

Darkness Becomes Her
Kelly Keaton
Simon Pulse
[February 22, 2011]

Ari can’t help feeling lost and alone. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can’t be changed or destroyed, Ari has always stood out. And after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she came from and who she is. 

Her search for answers uncovers just one message from her long dead mother: Run. Ari can sense that someone, or something, is getting closer than they should. But it’s impossible to protect herself when she doesn’t know what she’s running from or why she is being pursued.

She knows only one thing: she must return to her birthplace of New 2, the lush rebuilt city of New Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2 is very...different. Here, Ari is seemingly normal. But every creature she encounters, no matter how deadly or horrifying, is afraid of her.

Ari won’t stop until she knows why. But some truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be revealed.

This book was really, really good. If I wasn't in an Epic Book Hangover, I'd probably love it. (I'm looking at YOU, Myra McEntire.)

Ari was this kickass little heroine. She was a freaking fireball and I loved it. And then there was Sebastian and all HIS badassedness and darkness and sweetness. I loved all the "Misfits" Ari met in New 2. They all had their own, special personalities and adorable quirks.

The plot was also very twisty, though at times a bit predictable, and I found myself in total shock some times. Certain aspects effed with my mind. It was just all around awesome.

The romance aspect... It was an insta-love kind of thing (the whole story takes place in less than 4 days, I'm pretty sure it was 2 or 3). Normally that pisses me off and I remember thinking about it while reading going "Meehhh, badness." But it worked. Maybe because the story itself took over a short place in time, maybe because it wasn't the main plot, maybe because of the couple. But it was perfect for the book.

Overall, this was an excellent paranormal YA that I strongly recommend for paranormal lovers and Greek mythology lovers. Oh yeah, it goes there. I can't wait for the sequel!



  1. Nice review! I loved this book and all the gods and goddesses in it.

  2. Hooray for a fun protagonist! I'm kind of tired of the insta-love romances, but I'm still dying to read this book. It sounds great!



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