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Series: Gods & Monsters #2
Published by Simon Pulse on February 21st, 2012
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Mythology, Paranormal, Young Adult
Source: publisher unsolicited
Myth and mayhem inhabit a richly reimagined New Orleans in this sequel to Darkness Becomes Her.After the epic graveyard battle at the end of Darkness Becomes Her, Ari and her friends know what they’re up against: Ari is facing the Medusa curse and is haunted by the image of what she will become. To make matters worse, the heinous goddess Athena has kidnapped young Violet and is threatening to destroy Ari.
Ari, along with the superhot Sebastian, is doing everything she can to learn more about Athena and to get Violet back. But the battle of good and evil is bigger than she realizes, and she’s about to be pulled into a world more horrific than she could ever imagine....
There’s always this perceived notion that sequels need to be just as good as the first book. With A Beautiful Evil that notion is definitely met. Slower pace in the beginning of the book, but it does pick up the pace, and it picks up well. I could see the scenes play out in my head. I love when there’s a lot of action, and it’s detailed enough to not bore you. There’s enough twists and turns that keeps you reading all the way to the end.
Ari is back and making sarcastic witty remarks right and left. There’s a whole lot of history that was revealed about her ancestors which I immensely enjoyed. Even though she reveals a touch exterior, she has a sense of vulnerability whenever someone she cares about is in peril, and who better to rescue them than her? Athena is after her for reasons she doesn’t know, so she needs to find the answers before it’s too late.
I love the Greek mythology interlaced into the story and I love how Athena is even more of a villain She’s even more horrible than before. It’s such a wonderful retelling, that I wished there were more books. Hopefully this isn’t just a trilogy? Because I like Kelly Keaton’s writing style. She delivers the story and keeps you wanting more.