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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Review: Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton

Released: February 22, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Rated: YA

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.

What I thought:
I liked this, I found it slow going at first but picked up really fast towards the end. There was more swearing in this than I'd like in a YA and it almost turned me off from the book. But after a while I stopped noticing it and started to really get into the story.

I liked the idea behind this, the entity. It was a refreshing change to most origin stories we are used to (Cane, Vlad, etc) and I really thought it was an interesting storyline once we finally are clued into exactly the curse that is presented.

I liked Ari, she's a tougher chick than you find in most YA novels. She's not a damsel in distress or clingy. But the character I really liked the most was Violet. Loved this girl! I'm looking forward to the next novel in the series! It should be a promising one!

My Rating:


Jessica said...

I adored this book!! It was a fresh path from the vampires and weres that I still adore, but this one had another strong "theme" that I am passionate about and I just LOVED it! The swearing didn't bother me all too much. Probably because when I was in high school there was that much swearing going around, so I've been desensitized to it. Soooo looking forward to the next one as well!

Aimee said...

Maybe that's it. I didn't really swear until college or so. I'm looking forward to the next as well, I liked the direction it is headed. Very different!

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