Darkness Becomes Her (ARC) by Kelly Keaton
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pub. Date: February 22nd 2011
Series: Gods & Monsters, #1
Age Level: 14/15+
Source: Gift from Lisa
Disclaimer: Please note that this is an ARC and passages and quotes below are subject to change in the final copy.
Synopsis via Goodreads
A dark and lush paranormal romance set in a richly reimagined New Orleans—now in paperback!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 a 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.
Ari; pg 1
If I didn't get my act together and calm down, I'd start hyperventilating and embarrass the shit out of myself. Not a good thing, especially when I was sitting in an insane asylum with rooms to spare.
Ari; pg. 34
The house on the corner of First and Coliseum was set in a jungle of trees and overgrown lawn, surrounded by a black iron fence. It was tall and rectangular, two stories high with faded mauve paint, lacy wrought-iron railings and scrollwork along the double porches, and black plantation shutters framing the large windows. A few dim lights shone through the panes, muted by dark curtains, dirt, and grime.
I loved it immediately--beauty shadowed by time and decay, but still standing proud. Yeah, this was my kind of place.
Ari, Dub, Crank; pg. 209
I wished I could've stripped the dress off right then, but I was too damned tired to make it upstairs. One thing I could do was relieve myself of the blade. Standing, I angled my thigh away from the others, lifted the skirt, and removed the blade, setting it and the annoying strap on the side table.
When I turned back, it was to see all eyes on me. "What?"
Dub's pale eyes went from the blade to me. "I really like her."
Crank grinned. "I vote we keep her."
I hope you all enjoyed those passages. I figured I'd include bits of the humor and imagery. I truly enjoyed this book and think all fans of the paranormal genre should give it a go. For more on my thoughts you can check out My Review.
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