Review: ‘Darkness Becomes Her’ by Kelly Keaton

Review: ‘Darkness Becomes Her’ by Kelly KeatonDarkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
Series: Gods & Monsters #1
Published by Simon Pulse on January 3rd, 2012
Genres: Love & Romance, Mythology, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 273
Format: Paperback
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.

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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!



A child pretending to be a big girl in her frilly ball gown. A child who didn’t know anything about the world she found herself in. A child compared to the old and ancient beings I’d come to know. (205)





  1. Connie

    May 15, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Thanks for this, I also found your review on Chapters yesterday, which is exactly where I was when I found this book for a bargain! Coincidence? 😉
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  2. Cali W.

    April 26, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Great review! I really like this book because I love Greek Mythology. <3

  3. Christiane C.

    November 30, 2012 at 2:06 AM

    I haven’t read this but I think I might request it right away from my library, fingers crossed they have it 😀 Thanks for your honest review 😀

  4. Megan B

    November 3, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    Thanks for the review. I knew nothing about this book, but I found the cover intriguing. Now I’m interested and thinking it sounds good enough to add to my TBR list.

  5. NURMA

    October 26, 2012 at 4:03 AM

    is there any romance here beetween ari and a guy ?
    who is he ? i really want to know…
    thx u for the review 🙂

  6. Grace Lo

    October 22, 2012 at 4:54 AM

    *Sigh* And here is another book I completely underestimated. I, for some reason, thought this book would be absolute fluff and with nothing sinister inside. And scary clothing? Vague, dangerous, and totally my cup of tea!

  7. Juhina

    June 11, 2012 at 5:33 AM

    I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while! Nice review, I love it when the villain is actually bad! haha

    – juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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