Saturday, January 5, 2013

Darkness Becomes Her

Title: Darkness Becomes Her
Author: Kelly Keaton
Series: Gods and Monsters, Book 1
Number of Pages: 320
Date Read: January 11, 2012
Genre: Mythology, Fantasy, Paranormal

Synopsis (Found on

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: 

I liked this book because of the mythology and the paranormal aspects. I liked how the main character was different looking, was able to kick ass and had a potty mouth with a non-sugar coating personality. I also really liked Violet. 

However there were a few things I did not like in the book. 

1. I didn't like the way the author kept describing Sebastian's red lips. That just gave me the image of a guy with a clown mouth- not hot at all.

2. I didn't like the way Athena was portrayed. She is supposed to be the goddess of war but not of blood and carnage. She was more of the goddess of strategic war and wisdom. I didn't like how they made her evil. There were many other gods or goddesses who could of fit this role. Hera for example was nasty to lots of women even tho it was for good reason.

3. I didn't like how the all powerful, almighty and ancient Athena used the word Fuck. For real? It just didn't sound right coming from her. 

Besides these things the book was good. Not my favorite but good.


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