Publisher: Simon Pulse
Age Group: Young Adult
Synopsis (from Goodreads): 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.
I have to say that I was a little disappointed with Darkness Becomes Her. I was hopeful that it was going to be good and combining greek mythology with the paranormal was an interesting idea. The story started out very strong and I was interested in Ari as a character and why she had had the life she had to this point but the story lost steam mid way through. The writing was good and the characters were interesting. There were great characters that Ari meets who quickly become her friends. They range from the unique to very strange but all of them are well developed and you as a reader become invested in their stories as well. As for the ending I thought it was abrupt and rushed but very exciting and action packed.
Overall this story has good aspects to it as stated above. Anyone who is looking for a paranormal story with a twist would find it interesting however it wasn't for me.