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Book Review: Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton

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As a very fast paced novel I virtually couldn’t put down, the thrilling plot of Darkness Becomes Her kept me turning page after page like nobody’s business. I did not know what to expect from this book, but clearly it had something to do with the paranormal. Other than that I was clueless.

I was actually quite surprised by what I found. I thought this book was just another author trying to feed off the success of the Twilight Series phenomenon, but boy was I wrong. Of course, there are vampires in this book, but they’re more like extras rather than something which actually contributes to the story. There is seemingly every kind of supernatural being in this book. It ranges from vampires to witches to shapeshifters, and what really suprised me: Greek Gods. The way that Keaton incorporates bits of Greek mythology into this novel is a bit odd at first, but when you get used to it it’s a superb addition to the plot. If you’re a fan of the supernatural then this is definitely a book for you.

What is also interesting about Darkness Becomes Her is that it is set in the future, in New Orleans after a series of great hurricanes that destroyed the city. The rest of the plot stems from there and it is truly intriguing as a paranormal story is placed in such a familiar setting that all the readers should know of.

There are quite a lot of unexpected twists and turns in this book, if you really analyze the plot you could probably guess how certain characters fit into the mix, but I’d say that this would be a book full of suspense for the average reader.

I don’t want to give away any of the plot, but this is truly a great read and I highly recommend the first in what is sure to be a great new series! Follow Ari, a confused and curious teenage girl, and her new band of paranormal misfits as they try to uncover the secrets of her past and how to progress into the future.

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