Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Darkness Becomes Her (Gods & Monsters #1) by Kelly Keaton

Darkness Becomes Her (Gods & Monsters #1) by Kelly Keaton

Format: Hardback
Pages: 273
Publisher: Simon Pulse

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.

DARKNESS BECOMES HER was a very unique book to read. The mythology was unlike anything I've ever read. The history was beautifully woven and the conclusion totally unexpected. The romance between the characters is rushed, but very interesting and hints at more exploration in the next book. I think that the thing that just the right touch to the book was the setting. I haven't read many book set in New Orleans, but this one is the best yet. What better place to combine mythical gods and goddesses and changing spider women than New Orleans?

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