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Darkness Becomes Her por Kelly Keaton
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Darkness Becomes Her (edição 2011)

por Kelly Keaton (Autor)

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In post-apocalyptic New Orleans, now a sanctuary for supernatural beings, a hardened teenager on the run searches for the truth about her monstrous heritage and discovers a curse that could ignite the ancient war between gods and monsters.
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Título:Darkness Becomes Her
Autores:Kelly Keaton (Autor)
Informação:Simon Pulse (2011), 288 pages
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I love this book and the whole series. The Mythology genre is my favorite and this book was really good, easily in my top 3. It has a great plot and the storyline just kept on building with new information that kept you reading just to figure out how it would all unravel. I love the main character, she is just a strong heroine, which I really like. The secondary characters are really well written. I love the little misfits that were in Sebastian's house. ( )
  payday1999 | Dec 8, 2020 |
Darkness Becomes Her has a solid beginning. The reader is thrust straight into Ari's life, discovering the fate of Ari's mother and learning of the childhood that Ari has experienced. We are given reasons for her physical and emotional strength and for her fighting abilities, which is a nice change from the many books that expect their audience to believe that a previously untested protagonist can prevail in a fistfight or firestorm!

As the book progresses, we are introduced to New 2. I loved the slow reveal when it came to the novel's key setting. New 2 is wonderfully described, and I rarely found myself without a picture in my head when I was reading about the various locations that Ari visits.

Another positive for me was the general plot of Darkness Becomes Her. I enjoyed the focus on Ari's quest to discover both the circumstances of her birth and the truth behind her own identity. Details that do not immediately seem important are eventually shown to be tied to the history of Ari's family and the identity of her new-found adversary.

Despite its good points, however, Darkness Becomes Her didn't quite work for me as well as it might have done. Firstly, Ari's complaints about her freakishness never rang true. She has beautiful hair that attracts men and teal (ie. not-so-very-peculiar) eyes. As physical differences go, she's not exactly Hank McCoy. Secondly, the romance is sudden and completely without justification. It made all of the love-at-first-sight, destined-to-be-together plot lines sound ultra-realistic in comparison. To me, it almost felt like Keaton's story hadn't originally included the pairing but, rather, it had been inserted at a later point to satisfy the current fad for paranormal romance.

The biggest issue for me was actually an aspect of the book that has been much appreciated by other readers. Warning: spoilers follow.

Combining the latest big thing – Greek mythology – with other forms of the supernatural just didn't work for me. It was too busy. I was fine with the revelation that New 2 was ruled by a council of vampire, shifter and witch families – although even that was pushing it a little bit – but discovering that gods and monsters from Greek myth were also a part of the fictional universe just felt like overkill. If Keaton had chosen one or the other sandbox to play in, I think Darkness Becomes Her would have worked a lot better for me. As it is, I won't be actively seeking out the sequel, although I'd possibly pick it up if I noticed it in the library, if only to see what happens to Violet, who is easily my favourite character.

Despite these issues, however, I still found Darkness Becomes Her an interesting read. ( )
  Tara_Calaby | Jun 22, 2020 |
Ah! I loved this book! Was iffy on the post-apocalyptic slant but was pleasantly surprised at how fresh the plot of this book was. Definitely a breath of fresh air into the YA series I've been reading lately.

Also, absolutely loved Ari's inner dialogue. I want to be BFFs with that badass. ( )
  amandanan | Jun 6, 2020 |
first read: April 13, 2013:
I actually enjoyed this one quite a bit. Put book 2 on hold at the library.

Plot: 4.5/5
This WOULD be a 5/5, but I’ve just read so many Medusa Greek myth retelling lately. We have Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs (which I actually read back in the summer of 2012) but then, not even a month ago, I read Touch of Death by Kelly HAshaway, and was like “Wow, Medusa’s getting popular, isn’t she?”
And then, I opened this one, and I was liking it. I was like “Well, I never expected THAT take on Athena” and I liked how everybody in New 2 was weird, and it was cool and I liked the atmosphere, and they said Medusa and I was like. “Wow. ANOTHER Medusa book?”
But, if I’m being entirely honest, this one had the best, most compelling plot of the three. I just happened to read it last.

Characters: 5/5
Protagonists:
Ari: I liked her voice. She was snarky and smart and self-depricating and it all blended into a character who was enjoyable to read.
Crank: First of all, what a name. I love how she was so cynical at twelve, and I just loved her.
Sebastian: he seemed hard at the beginning, uncompromising, but as we got to know him better, I just liked him more and more. How he takes care of Crank and the other kids, it’s just so touching.
Violet: I’m kind of predisposed to like people named Violet, because I love the name, but she was so cute, in a I’m-crazy kind of way, and I’m also predisposed to like kind of crazy people, so, yeah, I loved Vi.
Antagonists:
Athena: as I said in my plot analyzation, I was surprised by this new take on Athena. When Ari got kidnapped and the other prisoners were talking about the “Bitch” and how she’d kidnapped Ari because she was a “beauty” drawing attention away from “herself” I was expecting one of the goddesses that’s usually cast in a vain light, like Hera, Aphrodite or Persephone. But I was pleasantly surprised.
Josephine: I do love vampires. I like them better when they’re male, though, and Josephine was just plain old slimy.

The romance: 5/5
I just read Prince of Wolves before reading this one. In that one, we the two Protagonists fall in love in three days and I didn’t like it. In this one, they fell in love in two days. But it flowed better, made more sense, and seemed more natural. It also helped that I was THIS CLOSE to certain that Bastian was either drunk of high when they had their first kiss (He wasn’t. at least, I think he wasn’t. he might’ve been. I don’t know). But it probably helped a LOT that I thought that at a time. But also, it just… it flowed better. In Prince of Wolves, the instalurve was jerky and sudden and I didn’t buy it. In this one, there was attraction as a lead-in, it was smooth, and it happened in such a way that it didn’t feel like it came out of nowhere.

Overall grade: 14.5/15

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  Monica_P | Nov 22, 2018 |
I loved how different this story was. Such an original. I'm iffy about the romance because it has the trademark YA I've just met you but I'm really into you already... I really like Ari's personality. She's pretty amazing - a rebel who I can't help root for. ( )
  AdrianaGarcia | Jul 10, 2018 |
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In post-apocalyptic New Orleans, now a sanctuary for supernatural beings, a hardened teenager on the run searches for the truth about her monstrous heritage and discovers a curse that could ignite the ancient war between gods and monsters.

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