Darkness Becomes Her (Gods & Monsters #1)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: February 23, 2011
Rating: 3.5 stars
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.
Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton was a really neat read – a satisfying blend of paranormal and mythology all wrapped up in a great cast of characters. It was a slower paced book, with only the last third of the book really picking up the pace, but it was one I really enjoyed.
I loved Kelly Keaton‘s use of mythology. It was such an intriguing and unique story that I really had never seen before. Darkness Becomes Her took a slower pace leaving a lot of questions to be answered. It is not til the final chapters that my intrigue was at a high and some answers were given to the many questions of the book. The ending was so epic and I really cannot wait to read the sequel! It really got me excited for A Beautiful Evil!
I really loved the characters of Darkness Becomes Her. They were all so quirky, but that’s what gave them such charm. Ari was such a great main character – I loved her strength. I really loved Violet too – she was a character who really grew on me as the book went on. Sebastian was another character who I just loved – he was just so good!
Darkness Becomes Her was a slower paced book that I overall really liked! It presented a new take on mythology and was intriguing the entire way through!