Simon Pulse, February 2011
Hardcover, 288 pages
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.
At first I was a little hesitant to read Darkness Becomes Her. It was one of those books where you find yourself thinking “eh… looks good, but am I in the mood for it?”
Not even into chapter three, I tweeted this:
@GCReading Good Choice Reading"Now that's what I'm talking about! Second chapter and I have goose bumps! Hope the book stays this way!"
I loved it! There was never a dull moment and the story remained at the same pace from page one until the end. Kelly Keaton blended everything into the story perfectly. Everything happened right at the right moment and it all made sense. Am I making sense here LOL? It did not seem rushed, but did not run slow either. I actually got goose bumps a couple of times while reading.
For a YA novel, it was very dark and action packed with a little taste of romance. What I LOVED the most was that it was a very different type of paranormal story. Without giving anything away, I will say that I’ve never read anything like Darkness Becomes Her. It is very unique and the world Kelly Keaton has created is very believable. It was something new and refreshing.
The only issue I have now is that I was lucky enough to read an eARC of Darkness Becomes Her, so the wait for book two is a long one. If you’re looking for a different kind of paranormal story, than I highly recommend Darkness Becomes Her. I promise it will be nothing like you’ve read before!
5 out of 5 Stars!