Thursday, February 17, 2011

Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton

Title: Darkness Becomes Her
Author: Kelly Keaton
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: February 22, 2011
Received: Simon and Schuster Galley Grab

Summary: 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

Review: What a twist on paranormal! I couldn't believe what I was reading and everything about Darkness becomes her was just so original and fresh!

 And when I read this book I think I scared everyone around me because I gasped so loud, and so many times! Just when I thought I had everything figured out...BAM!! Something else was thrown at me. The plot has so many twists and turns and major developments around every corner that sometimes it was hard to keep up.

I really liked Ari, she felt like a freak and she was going through some tough times. She just wanted to be loved, I guess. But her swearing and the other characters could have been toned down a little. Otherwise I have no qualms about Ari or any other character. They were all relatable and easy to understand and read about. I also really liked Sebastian, but Ari's and his relationship was a little rushed but it didn't bother me at all.

And the setting of Darkness Becomes Her? Perfect. I loved how New 2, New Orleans, played into the picture. What a great idea!

I personally think everyone, if they aren't bothered by swearing, should read this if they are looking for a great, unexpected twisty and turny sort of book!

I just can't stop thinking about how great and unexpected this book was! I will be definitely be picking up a hard cover of this!


Today is my half birthday, by the way! I make a big deal out of it!


Jessica said...

I looooved this one!! Love Grimm fairy tales (not relevant) and Greek mythology! And this book was soooo for me! I read it awhile back and adored it from beginning to end! GREAT review!!

Happy Half-Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Sorry I missed your half-birthday. Hope you had a great day. Did you get lots of presents. Love, Grandma Jo

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