Book Review: Darkness Becomes Her by: Kelly Keaton


Simon Pulse

Publish Date:
February 22, 2011



Order From: 
Amazon / Barnes & Noble

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. 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 to close. 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: When I say, "Wow!", I really mean it! I stayed up late and read Darkness Becomes Her in one sitting. Ari's story grabs you from the first word, shakes you up, and pulls the rug out from under you before it's over. I loved the characters, especially Ari, Sebastian, and Violet. All of the characters were well created and had substance of their own - they weren't just foils for the main characters. The romance in the book didn't detract or distract from the central plot, which I am very happy about. Ms. Keaton's got a huge hit on her hands with Darkness Becomes Her. I can't wait for the next book!!

Gods & Monsters series: Darkness Becomes Her (1), A Beautiful Evil (2)


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