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Book Review: Darkness Becomes Her (Gods & Monsters #1) by Kelly Keaton

I swear I love these Medusa stories.

         Simon Pulse    Published Feb. 22, 2011             320 Pages

Simon Pulse
Published Feb. 22, 2011
320 Pages


Ari just discovered that her biological mother was in an insane asylum and committed suicide. With teal eyes and silver hair Ari has always been a loner even though her adoptive parents have loved her and trained her (bond bailsman).   Ari wants to know the truth; especially after her mother leaves her a note stating to run.

But the only way to find that truth is by going to New 2 New Orleans. Once she is there she finds out that almost everyone knows who she is.

As stated before I love Medusa stories and this story is no different. Ari was a likeable character. Not too stupid, not too headstrong or too naïve. But with that being said I was completely surprised at how easy she was able to open up to Sebastian (the too good to be true boy). Let’s assume the events in this book take about a week? Well she falls in love with him after day two. Actually she falls in love with everyone by day two (she moves in with a few people); which made me look at her as if she wasn’t as “hard” as she was being portrayed in the first three chapters. I felt that was too cliché, fake, and unnecessary.

I also loved Athena. Man, she cannot stand Medusa and that hate is strong.  Granted Athena is acting more like a powerful witch than a God but as I recall most Greek Gods were acting human anyway  until they didn’t get what they wanted *Shrugs* Keaton did an amazing job with her character and I am curious to know if there will be a bigger backstory. I really want to know more about Athena. Yes, in this book you find out why she is being evil but there has to be more i.e. I want there to be more.

Overall the book gets 9 out of 10. Fast paced, a bit cliché but worth the read.

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  1. Pingback: Book Review: A Beautiful Evil (Gods & Monsters #2) by Kelly Keaton | motifink

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