Release Date: February 22 , 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Publisher
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
Finally! An author has brought the ass kicking heroine found in Adult Urban Fantasy to YA! From the moment that you meet Ari you will never question her ability to take care of herself and Kelly Keaton’s new dystopian/supernatural world will leave you wanting ten more books right away!
I’ll admit this right here and now. I was not excited to read this book. Not just this book, but pretty much any supernatural/paranormal debuts. Lots of them seem to be uninteresting or unoriginal to me me lately. But from the moment I read the first page of Darkness Becomes Her I was hooked. I was excited. And I stayed that was for the rest of the book!
The world that Kelley Keaton has created in this book was, simply put, fantastic! I bet you have never read anything like it! It was a little dystopian-ish–with New 2 being the destroyed and rebuilt New Orleans bought and guarded by the watchful eyes of The Novem–but it’s also different because it is filled with vampires, shape shifters, witches, and just about every creature that you can think of, but this is not a vampire book! No, not even close. This book is the start of a series that I think will be brilliant!
Darkness Becomes Her could have been awesome based on the world alone, but it is also filled to the brim with intriguing characters. Ari, the main character is everything you could ask for! She doesn’t take crap from anyone! She’s independent and she might just kick your ass….She carries a gun! A GUN! I loved her! All the minor characters and the love interest, Sebastian were also terrific!
Have I convinced you yet? Are you placing a order for this book in another tab right now? You should be! Unless..you know….you don’t like action packed, original, good books…..Read it!