Saturday, May 21, 2011

Darkness Becomes Her by Kelley Keaton

Darkness Becomes Her (Gods & Monsters, #1)
Tittle: Darkness Becomes Her
Author: Kelley Keaton
Series: Gods & Monsters #1
Published: February 22, 2011 by Simon Pulse
Ages: 14 and up

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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 review:
This book was really good. Amazing actually. It started off with action and it developed fairly quickly. Loved the fact that you couldn't get bored with it or put it down. Since the beginning you just know that it will be great. 
Ari is an orphan girl who consideres herself a freak for her teal eyes and silvery hair, who is determined to find out more about her past and what happened to her mother, so she head off to New 2, which is the new New Orleans after the hurricanes that struck and destroyed the city but is no longer part of the U.S. New 2 is now owned by The Novem, and the place is rumored to be full of supernatural creatures and all sorts of crazy stories. But are they real? 
It all begins from there as she makes new friends and meets Sebastian, who she supposedly falls in love, though this new found love develops too quickly for me. One moment they seem to dislike each other and then the next she has feelings for him and he likes her. It felt somehow forced. 
But the mythology in it was really good. A very good end with a twist that I loved. Who would have thought?  I mean, when I finally figured out what she was I couldn't believe it! I was so surprised. 

Rating: 4.0

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