Darkness Becomes Her
Author: Kelly Keaton
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Available: March 2011
Synopsis: 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 just one 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.
Life for Ari was never normal. She always knew she was different. Having been in the system as a foster kid since the age of four, she had to learn to accept the difference and try to fit in as best she could.
At the age of seventeen she sets out to find the truth about whom or what she really is, and why she was given up.
On her quest she ends up in New Orleans or New 2 as it is now called. She develops a relationship with Sebastian another person who like her is different; he is her escort through the city and heir to one of the most powerful families in the city.
She must remain guarded; the slightest distraction could cost her her life. What she soon finds out leaves her angrier than ever. With her guard as well as her defenses up she must find a way to remove a family curse to remain alive.
I immensely enjoyed this book. An unusually exhilarating read that made me want to go explore New Orleans. The author’s descriptive abilities almost will engulf you. The way she describes a town that for the most part was left in ruins by Mother Nature and makes it to where you can close your eyes and picture it as though you are there with the characters seeing it first hand is amazing.
A never ending flow of excitement. I could not put it down. I recommend it to everyone.