May 26, 2011

Book Review: Darkness Becomes her By Kelly Keaton

book summary via goodreads

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.

Book Title : Darkness Becomes Her ( Gods and Monsters #1)
Author: Kelly Keaton
Genre: YA fiction, Paranormal Romance,Fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★★

Book Review

the title of this book series is Gods and Monsters, well the book really lived up to it's title cause this book has Gods (yeah,yeah the Greek ones) and monsters (vampires,harpy,gorgons), sure i encountered gods and monsters combined except maybe for the vampire part, but i never read a book that has gods,monsters,vampires,warlocks and witches. *whoa too much mash-up occurring here*

this book is actually about a girl named ari, who lived a very tough life, her mom left her when she was still a baby and her mom was proven to be demented and killed herself, so she was sent on many foster homes and eventually her foster parents also abuse her, so her suffering doesn't stop from there her features are somehow different because she has different hair color (silver/white) and her eye color is really different among the basically she is a called a FREAK throughout her life. *sighs*

first thing i noticed about Ari is that she use swear words a lot, well i guess i understand that cause her past is really something hard to go through and those are the kind of experience in your life that will eventually will make you as hard as a rock, so anyway i like Ari cause even though she swears a lot i think she is another i guess i admire her determination and perseverance and having like enough strength to move on what happened to her life.

regarding the plot, well i can say that it's a huge roller coaster ride, at first i thought it somehow resembles Beautiful Creatures cause dark magic was very much a theme in the book, but i was so totally wrong! gods and mythology is also in here like medusa and harpy and well Athena, Athena was introduced in this book as being the Goddess of the war not wisdom and she is actually the bitch-est among the bitch-est (OMG! annabeth will be so pissed) Athena here is heartless and well yeah a bitch. LOL ^^. curses are also present in this book and  i am telling you that i wad freaking frustrated on what is Ari's curse is. well it turns out that when she is 21 years old she will become a *TOOOOOOT* gee, i'm so not gonna tell you, don't wanna spoil your reading. haha!

this is an overall a fantastic read. I recommend it to guys and gals who are mythology nerds (like me). :)


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