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Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton

Author: Kelly Keaton
Pages:  288
Genre: YA/ Paranormal
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. [via GoodReads]
This book completely took me by surprise.  I was not expecting  how awesome it would be.  There was a great mixture of paranormal characters - from vampires, shifters, witches, Goddess's and Gods, Demigods, and even a Voodoo Priestess (and these were just a few of them).  Aside from the very cool characters, the setting, New Orleans (post-hurricane destruction) was very neat.  You could feel the mystery and the magic of it all - since one moment you were in a dilapidated mansion and the next you were dancing in the splendor of a ball gown.  

There's not much more I can say without giving too much away, but I will say this, Ms. Keaton did a phenomenal job in her debut novel. Ari is a kick-ass heroine and her story is one full of adventure, mystery, magic and romance.   I cannot wait to see what happens next!  Oh, and did I mention it was awesome?  It was!  Do yourself a favor and don't miss out on this one.  I guarantee it's like nothing you've read before. 

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13 comments:

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

wow second review of this book that I read only minutes apart LOL

it does look amazing and Im glad you enjoyed it so =D

Katie said...

Wow this looks really good! I'll have to check this out! Great Review!!

Jasmine (The Reading Housewives) said...

Oh I can't wait for this now! I hadn't really seen many reviews...Thanks so much!:)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

OMG That does sound surprisingly good :)

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

I like the idea of a world full of different paranormal beings. Sounds very interesting. I'll get onto reading this one sooner than expected. :)

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

I'm able to download an e-galley of this book thanks to Simon & Schuster's beta program, but I was debating on whether or not I should read it. Looks like I should! I love the sound of the mix of mythical beings you mentioned. It sounds so creative. Thanks for the recommendation!

Missie said...

This was a free download?

Wow! Sounds so good. Can't wait to read it.

Thanks for the mysterious review, Nely. It was fun.

Trisha said...

This sounds awesome! I'm definitely putting it on my wishlist!

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I am so glad that you really enjoyed it! I loved your review because you can tell you want to say more but can't :) Those are the hardest to write!

Jamie said...

I hadn't really heard of this book until recently so I wasn't sure if it would be something that would interest me. I'm gonna have to check this one out!

Cindy (Oodles of Books) said...

This sounds really good! Great review L(

Jenn @ That Just Happened said...

This one sounds great, I am putting it on my TBR list. I like that there are more characters than just a vampire and a werewolf and the setting sounds pretty interesting.

Betty said...

This sounds like it would be an interesting read! =) Thanks for sharing. I love your blog, by the way! It looks amazing! =)

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