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Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
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Jul 01, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: 2011
Read from January 08 to 09, 2011

Where to even begin, I am shocked at this book! I had such high hopes and I was so excited when I saw it on the S&S newsletter but unfortunately it was not my cup of tea whatsoever. The story is about Ari and her need to find out why her Mom commited suicide 14 years ago. Ari's investigation takes her to New 2, which is what New Orleans has turned into after 4 major hurricanes 13 years ago. Now was with the story until this point. Once she gets to New 2 things fall apart for me. Ari finds out she is cursed and that New 2 is full of paranormal beings, no surprise there, but she takes this with no WTH moments or anything. I felt like Ari should have at least had some questions but nope she walks around like it is no big deal. Then her love interest goes from being just a hawt guy to her boyfriend in about 20 pages. I have read enough YA to know that usually when the heroine and hero meet there will be plenty of angsty drama but these two jumped right into it. Before reading this I probably would have been relieved that I didn't have to sit through pages and pages of teenage drama, but I actually missed it. When Sebastian kisses Ari it happened so fast that I thought for sure I had missed pages. Now these are minor bothers I had but the one major WTH for me was the introduction of Athena. I have never read any book where paranormal creatures battle it out with Greek Gods, but Keaton has thrown them all in together. I for one thought it was too crowded and made absoultrly no sense. There wasn't enough backstory for the reader to grasp all the whys and hows of the fight between the two. I won't say much about the curse as if you are going to read this I don't want to spoil everything even though one will probably guess the outcome after the second paragraph. I don't mean to rant I am just in shock over this one and that rarely happens. I guess I should have read the summary better.
Thanks S&S for the opportunity.
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message 1: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana I saw it on the newsletter. Wonder if it's any good...

Crystal I'm not sure I'm going to start it tonight so I will report back tomorrow :)

message 3: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana It's a cool title for sure.

message 4: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana I will need additional info on this.

Crystal There you go =)

message 6: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana Thanks for testing it out:)

~Tina~ Oh hey, you read this one already? I should have read it before I started it lol. I didn't like either:(

Crystal Yep I read this one first and I really should have waited too. It definitely wasn't for me.

~Tina~ The beginning was strong, but it just didn't turn out what I had thought. Such a shame, I had high hopes for that one:(

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