Thursday, February 17, 2011

Darkness Becomes Her - A Review

Darkness Becomes Her - Kelly Keaton (Gods & Monsters #1)(S&S Egalley)

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: February 2011
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
  • Format: Hardcover , 288pp
  • Sales Rank: 87,751
  • Age Range: Young Adult
  • ISBN-13: 9781442409248
  • 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.

My Thoughts:

I really liked this book! It's not your run of the mill paranormal book, but it definitely falls into the same category. You've got Vampires, Mythical Gods, Harpies, Mages, and all kinds of interesting creatures. Then you got a pack of misfit kids of all ages, a town run by 9 powerful families. Then add them all together with a gripping storyline and you've got a great read!

I got to say I loved the kids in this book. I wanted to go be a house mom for them all lol. I have to say I have a big soft spot for Violet. She reminds me of the little creepy girl in the Adams Family, Wednesday, I believe. Violet is quiet and skittish but fiercely protective of those she cares about. A great character.

I loved the setting of this book. New 2 is New Orleans after massive Hurricanes destroyed it. The families bought the land and rebuilt the city. The book was so full of details and descriptions. I almost could see the landscape as I read the pages.

The whole book had a very Gothic feel about it. The story, the town, the characters all of it rolled together made for a great read!

Author's Website: Kelly Keaton


Ryan said...

I like anything that smells of a little Gothic. I may have to get this one. Thanks for the review.

Ann Summerville said...

Thanks for the review.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

I'm wanting this book as well!!! Sounds like a great read with all the different beings in it. :) Thanks for the review! I do have this one on my want list.