Books Review

Review: Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton

April 11, 2011

I had seen Darkness Becomes Her featured on various blogs leading up to its release, but I hadn’t really looked into it. Then, one day, I came home and found a package waiting for me. Guess what was inside? 🙂 I’m so grateful for being sent a copy because I found this book to be refreshing, exciting, and extremely well-written.

Ms. Keaton’s writing is nothing short of great! Dialogue is always tricky and more often than not, comes out awkward. But the conversations in this book are fluid, concise, and all around well-written. The same goes for the descriptions. I love the new twist she has presented regarding the New Orleans hurricanes and the somewhat dystopian setting.

The characters are all enjoyable and I really fell in love with Violet, a character I’m sure many others will love. Ari, the main character, makes for a great narrator and I found her voice to be refreshingly honest and believable. I loved seeing her instant connection with the “misfits” and how strong she becomes in the end of the story.

Now, let’s talk a bit about Sebastian and the romance, shall we? Although his and Ari’s relationship happened almost instantly, they make a great couple and I liked how Ari acknowledges the fact that she doesn’t really know that much about Sebastian. Still, I love them together and I can’t wait to see more of them. 🙂

Ms. Keaton presents a great twist on a certain mythology that comes together rather nicely. That’s all I’m going to say because I don’t want to spoil anything.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Darkness Becomes Her and I cannot wait for the sequel! The writing, characters, and story are all great and take some interesting turns.

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    Jamie Manning
    April 11, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks for a great review DJ…this one is already on my TBR list!

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