Series: Gods & Monsters #1
Published by Simon Pulse on January 3rd, 2012
Genres: Love & Romance, Mythology, Paranormal, Young Adult
Source: bought in-store
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 isn’t your everyday orphan. She is trained in ways to protect herself, considering she had a horrible childhood being bounced around from horrible foster parents until she settles with Bruce and Casey who are wonderful and loving. She has to find out where her parents are, and what she uncovers isn’t something she’s expecting. Her journey takes her to New 2, just at The Rim where New Orleans was devastated by hurricanes, and what she finds there are no ordinary humans.
A tale of a goddess gone psychotic, with vampires, shape shifters, wolves, and even witches banding together to protect each other, Darkness Becomes Her is one paranormal read that sucks you in their world. The setting is excellent and richly detailed that I felt that I was there. World building is also excellent and I love how crazy Athena is. Truly epic! She is one bad ass villain! And is becoming one of my favourites. I could have never imagine clothing to be so scary! That suit was something! Imaginative I tell you. That alone made the creepiness factor rise.
Plus the story chugs right along with Ari trying to find out who her parents were and to get rid of the one curse that makes her into a monster. You’ll definitely gobble up this mythological tale!