Book Review: Darkness Becomes Her (Gods & Monsters #1)

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Book Review: Darkness Becomes Her (Gods & Monsters #1)Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
Series: Gods & Monsters #1
Published by Simon Pulse
Published On: February 2011
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Mythology, Greek
Location: New Orleans, USA
3 Stars
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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.

I want to start off this review saying that finished this book in 2 and a half hours. So it’s not that big of a book. I wasn’t really impressed with it either. I found it rushed into everything. I did t understand what was going on half the time because there was no explanations. It wasn’t a bad book because the plot was there, even though it was rushed. Maybe the me t book will be a little more elaborate.

I’m not a huge fan of the main character Ali. She also rushed into things. She’s looking for leads on her mom and just rushes off wherever she feels like going. She hardly checks in with her parents and when she does they just let her do what she wants. It wasn’t very realistic. After that, she meets this guy and they’re making out the second time they see each other. I mean good job for her because he’s hot and everything but that’s not how a relationship starts. He was a boring character though. The typical punk, bad boy vampire. How original. The only character I did like was Violet. She was pretty cool.

Something else I didn’t like was all the supernatural going on. By the title of the series, you assume it’s about the Gods and some mythological creatures, who we did see, like a harpy and Arachne. But the book starts with introducing vampires, witches, and shapeshifters. It’s completely fine until the author then introduces the Greek Gods too. There’s way too much going on I think.

At the end of the book I wasn’t impressed but it wasn’t bad either. I’m willing to give the next book a chance.

3 out of 5 stars.

“I’m not some three-hundred-year-old pervert who kisses teenage girls, okay? I’m the same age as you. Born just like you.”

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