Review: Darkness Becomes Her

Feb •  14 •  2011


I made the big mistake about starting this book at the hair salon. Once the lady got to me I could not put down the book. Ari knows something is different about her. She feels it in her bones. She goes looking for her mother in search for answers. But what she finds is so much more than that. More than she ever though she find out.

I loved Ari. Her character, her anger towards her mother felt real. She is genuine teenager with lots of secrets, hurt, anger, betrayal that just needs to be answered. I like how the reader is able to see into her mind and how she felt. Ari just wanted answers. And I am glad that she got them even though they are not what she expected.

The love interest in the book is good. I like how all the kids for New 2 band together and help each other out. I like how Ms. Keaton used actually facts about New Orleans in the book that intertwined with her writing. That is truly amazing! I like how it showed real life things that are still going on even now.

The paranormal part I loved. I like Gods and Goddesses and mythology. Ms. Keaton did a wonderful job with the plot and the progression of the story. Everything is at it right pace. My only gripe is the cussing. I can understand Ari’s anger and see how that showed in her speech. I felt like it was just a little too much.


I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!



  1. Demitria
    Feb 14, 2011

    I love hearing about new books. I’ll defintely pick this one up!

  2. Chapter Chicks
    Feb 14, 2011

    This book looks so good. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I hate books that overuse cussing though. A lot of adults think that all kids do is drop the f bomb, which is so not true.

  3. Thanks for the review – sounds good! I’m gonna wait for the UK release of this one, but I will be reading!

  4. Jenny
    Feb 14, 2011

    I’m really excited to read this one, I love Greek mythology so that’s a huge draw for me, and I’m really interested in reading about New 2! Aside from the swearing Ari sounds like a fabulous character and I need to get my hands on this one now! Fabulous review Savy:)

  5. Missie
    Feb 14, 2011

    Ha! I usually take a book with me when I go get my nails done, which makes it impossible to read with only one hand free. LOL

    I’ve seen mixed reviews for this one, Savy, so I’m glad it has your seal of approval. I think the mythology sounds great.

  6. I enjoyed this one too. I just wanted to know more of Ari’s life. Even before she went to New2. Great review!

  7. Kate Evangelista
    Feb 15, 2011

    I’ve been seeing a lot of reviews for this book. It’s haunting me at this point.

  8. Sarah
    Feb 15, 2011

    Oh, I loved this one! I like greek mythology too, so this was a nice treat for me 🙂 I was really suprised by the ending.

  9. I LOVED this book! Great review Savy! =D

  10. TheBookAddictedGirl
    Feb 16, 2011

    I soo want this book: it’s on my WoW this week!
    Great review, and it looks so good!

  11. Small Review
    Feb 22, 2011

    Thanks for the heads up about the cursing. I didn’t know that and I’m not sure if I’ll read this book anytime soon to have found out. That could have made for some awkward situations if I had mentioned this book to a YA library patron!