Darkness Becomes Her
By Kelly Keaton
(Simon Pulse, Hardcover, 9781442409248, 288pp.)
Publication Date: February 22, 2011
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Ari can’t help feeling lost and alone. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can’t be changed or destroyed, Ari has always stood out. And after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she came from and who she is.
Her search for answers uncovers just one message from her long dead mother: Run. Ari can sense that someone, or something, is getting closer than they should. But it’s impossible to protect herself when she doesn’t know what she’s running from or why she is being pursued.
She knows only one thing: she must return to her birthplace of New 2, the lush rebuilt city of New Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2 is very...different. Here, Ari is seemingly normal. But every creature she encounters, no matter how deadly or horrifying, is afraid of her.
Ari won’t stop until she knows why. But some truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be revealed.
Kelly Keaton is the critically acclaimed author of Darkness Becomes Her and its sequel, A Beautiful Evil. As Kelly Gay, she writes the popular adult series, Charlie Madigan, for Pocket Books. While she calls Raleigh, North Carolina, home, she can also be found chatting about books and life on Facebook and Twitter. Read more about Kelly on her website at KellyKeaton.net.
?eoeUnforgettable, complex, and unique. I could not put this book down.?e --#1 New York Times Bestselling author Christopher Pike
"Darkness Becomes Her is part ?eoeLightning Thief,?e part ?eoeTwilight,?e and part ?eoeMaximum Ride.?e [It] will leave many readers clamoring for the next installment."--SLJ
"A?page-turning story with a multidimensional heroine and an atmospheric near-future setting."--Publisher's Weekly
*"Keaton creates a New Orleans setting rife with Gothic rot and decay, and allows Ari to discover, articulate, and explore a range of political and ethical questions without ever striking a didactic note. Deft character descriptions humanize not only the creatures, but also help to individuate characters who suffer a variety of physical and emotional challenges. A great choice for a book discussion group willing to take on another round of vampires. The cliff-hanger end promises a sequel."--Booklist, starred review