If you haven’t read my review on the first Gods & Monsters book Darkness Becomes Her you can view it here
Violet is gone, and Ari is stuck trying to figure out how to get her back, defeat Athena and get rid of her curse. Permanently in New 2 (New Orleans) Ari has been granted by the protection with New 2’s elite as well as access to the all knowing library. So most of this book is Ari training to use her power, figure out her feelings for Sebastian and studying.
Do not get me wrong there are some pretty intense scenes in the book. However, the thing with any second book to a series there is a lot of homework Therefore, there is a lot of down time and soul searching.
What Keaton did with this book that I fell completely in love with was even though Ari pretty much wants Sebastian the chapters weren’t dripping in sappy, cliche love. Ari realizes that her kissing him (from the first book) on the first day is not her norm. But at the same time Ari isn’t completely obsessed with him either. She understands there is something greater than romance right now even though it isn’t that far from her mind.
I also am still completely in love with Athena. That woman is sick but you get to understand why she is doing what she is doing which is why the third book will be amazing. I strongly believe Keaton did a great job with this character.
What I didn’t like about the book was the slowness but I can’t be mad at that because this is seriously the book before the storm. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t twist and turns. The story led up to a really good climax and even though this is a short review I cannot wait to read the next book.
Overall this books get 8 out of 10.