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Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
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Nov 04, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: girls_kick_butt, mythology, paranormal, retellings, shapeshifters, supernatural, vampires, witches, young-adult-fantasy, young-adult-romance
Read from April 10 to 12, 2012

Darkness Becomes Her is the story of Ari, a girl looking for answers to questions she has wondered about all her life. Why did her mother give her up? Why is she different, with weird teal eyes, and unruly hair the color of moonlight that attracts unwanted attention from men and boys who won't take no for an answer? Who and where is her father? With her foster parents blessing she goes in search of the answers to these questions, her search leads to New 2 which is previously known as southern New Orleans but after 2 hurricanes leaving the land a crumbling mess, The Novem bought it from the US Government. The Novem are 9 familes with lots of money and are all supernatual beings, vamps, witches, demi-gods and shape-shifters.

Ari is down to earth, not easily intimidated and she has an attitude, she can seriously kick butt and she has a big heart. Sebastinan is at first a brooding guy with a seemingly permanent scowl on his face but then turns out to be a pretty sweet guy and as you can guess they have it bad for each other. Crank/Jenna is a sweet girl of 12 years old and drives the mail truck for New 2, not sure what her powers are yet. Dub is a funny guy, 13 years old and I think Crank likes him. Henri is around Ari's age and her first impression of him is she thinks he is like her, his eyes are a weird golden brown color. And my favorite character is Violet, 10n year old Violet with short black hair, black eyes, and she has fangs, doesn't talk much, but you do not want to piss her off. She is loyal and unwavering in her friendship for Ari.

Somethings were predictable but it was still a good story. It's like when you read some of the greek myths and think what if that's not the end of the story, and there is really more to it, and it continued on for generations and then Ari's story becomes part of it because she finds out that there was a curse (a curse that is too horrible to even think about)that was placed on her and her ancestors (all female BTW), and once she knows what she is and that she has an enormous task to deal with she doesn't back down, and then we were left with a HUGE ending, so yeah looking forward to reading the next book A Beautiful Evil, should be good.

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