Thursday, July 7, 2011

Review - Darkness becomes her

Author - Kelly Keaton
Genre  - YA Paranormal
Pages - 273
ISBN - 144240924X

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.



Ari has always been diffrent, with her silver hair and violet eyes she stands out, and not for the good. Certain events lead her into New 2, what New orleans is now called after massive hurricanes wiped it out, there she finds friends and secrets are revealed to her, but can she handle them? Even with a vengeful goddess and soldiers that  dissapear into mist trying to get a hold of her?

This was a good book, i really enjoyed the apocolyptic/dystopian feel to it, and the fact the people in New 2 were 'paranormal' or 'unusual' the whole word had not changed, just one city, it added realness to it. What i really did not like was the overuse of swear words, I can accept a few, maby a bit more but there was just an overabundance to where it got quite uncomftorble and i really could have done without them. It never made me want to stop reading though, the book is just way to interesting for that.

Ari is a good character, though she does suffer from some flaws, shes a bit whiney and she accepts her curse (she will go insane at the age of 21, like her mother started to and her grandma)she dosn't give it a second thought, which seems unreal. The other characters were really good though, Crank, her brother sebastian, Henri, dub and Violet added flavor. Violet was really cool in my opinion, she was a tough little girl. The romance was nice, in the fact there really wasn't too much, this is more of an actionish/secret discovery book, not teen fluff.

The idea of Athena being some voodoo-like (at least to me) goddess of destruction was interesting, and even more so since she seems to fear Ari, what could possibly scare a goddess? You find out about 70% of the way through. And its extremely interesting!

If you into gods and mortals fighting, apocolyptic/dystopian fiction and a few good twists you will enjoy Darkness Becomes Her, i eagerly await the next book in the series.

1 Comment:

  1. Lisa said...
    I'm not a big fan of excessive swearing either. I get that the authors put them in to make the story more realistic but for me it's distracting.

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