Saturday, February 12, 2011

Early Review: Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton

Darkness Becomes Her
Author:Kelly Keaton
Release Date: February 22, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Gods & Monsters Book #1
ISBN:  144240924X
ISBN13: 9781442409248
Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: Simon & Schuster Galley Grab

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 is a fresh new read filled with Mythology, action and mystery mixed with the paranormal. It started out with a girl who didn't know who or what she was and ended with a girl with a family history and future I could never have guessed would be revealed. The pacing of the book is fantastic, it moves and flows in and out of situations that leaves you wanting to read what comes next. I loved the setting. Post Hurricane disaster New Orleans is a place all its own, owned privately after the government washed its hands of it and now filled with magic, mystery and unpredictable situations.  Ari is defiantly a young heroine to keep your eyes on.

I gave it 4/5 Stars