Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Early Review: Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton

Hmmmm....what should I say about this one? I enjoyed it. I liked the characters, the setting, and the storyline. It was all enjoyable. I did have one "issue" with the book though. I'm not a "clean" reader so to speak. I can handle "rough" language and curse words. Heck, I can even curse in french....but I found that for the target age group there may have been more strong language used than necessary.
I think it's fine for the OLDER YA readers and adults like myself who like YA. I also think it fit in with the story because let's face it...this is not a "girly" fix my makeup at a sleepover type book. I'm just pointing it out for those readers that don't like strong language.
Otherwise, I liked it and enjoyed reading about places I know and have been to. I'm interested to see what happens to these characters in the future. Ari is an interesting girl with some interesting issues so I imagine that there may be more twists and turns to this story before it's all over with.
About The Book:
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.
Simon Pulse, February 2011
Hardcover, 288 pages
ISBN-10: 144240924X
ISBN-13: 9781442409248
Grades: 9 and up
Review Copy: Publisher

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