Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton Review

A Beautiful Evil
Author: Kelly Keaton
ISBN: 1442409274 (ISBN13: 9781442409279)
Release Date:   February 15th 2012
Format : Hardcover
Pages: 287
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Urban Fantasy,
Mythology, Paranormal

Myth and mayhem inhabit a richly reimagined New Orleans in this sequel to Darkness Becomes Her.After the epic graveyard battle at the end of Darkness Becomes Her, Ari and her friends know what they’re up against: Ari is facing the Medusa curse and is haunted by the image of what she will become. To make matters worse, the heinous goddess Athena has kidnapped young Violet and is threatening to destroy Ari.

Ari, along with the superhot Sebastian, is doing everything she can to learn more about Athena and to get Violet back. But the battle of good and evil is bigger than she realizes, and she’s about to be pulled into a world more horrific than she could ever imagine....

My Thoughts on the Book

The sequel to the God and Monster series is just wonderful. I love every moment of this exciting, to learn more about Athena and what she did to the gods was great. Though I did find it a little annoying at some parts, during the times she was in the prison. Not to mention I was annoyed when she used her power on Sebastian. I just...I just couldn't believe it I was so damn surprised and I kept wondering why she did that but then had to think more on the situation.

Ari has grown more sure of her self in this book, more so then before anyways. Now she knows she has a power in her that she can use even before she is 21. She just needs to figure out how to use it, she's more witty in this book and even though her relationship with Sebastian is unknown she still tries to see the best of things. She tries to figure out how to get her father and Violet back as well as figuring out how to defeat Athena. Sebastian is just as sexy as ever, he helps Ari any way he can and despite everything that happens he still loves her. Even when Athena drove them to the brink(can't explain your going to have to read the book to find out) he still loved her in the end. Oh he becomes even more sexy in the end and I wish this book would be turned into a movie so i can see him in real life haha. Also you get to learn more about Henri in this book, you learn of what he is. You also loved the fact that he is still annoying as ever to the kids and acts all tough but he still cares for them. All the characters that interact with Ari are interesting even Bran though he's tough and serious and loves to get under Ari's skin you know he cares about her. 

The Romance in this book is there, they do kiss and you love every moment of them kissing. You can't get enough of it and you want them to be more and more of a couple. I do hope they officially get together in the next book, it would make me stop screaming in my head when Ari is confused on whether they like each other or not. I do hope to see more of them together in the next book and maybe more twists to in their relationship.

The plot was great, you got to learn more about Athena and how she took over mount Olympus. You learn that the reason why the remaining gods don't fight her is because she has something on each of them. It's great to learn that and you also get a chance to see more interaction between Ari and her father and you will probably see more of him in the next book. Ari learns more about the history of the gods and possible ways to lift the curse off of her. Not to mention that Ari may have more then just one power inside her!


How can you not like the way this book is design. Look at how the hair turns into a snake half way down. I just find that cool and pretty and not disgusting at all since I do love snakes for that matter. The black surrounding the picture just adds to the beautiful image and the flowers give a almost light feel to it, like she's a snake but she's also beautiful. The title for the cover is well placed and it stands out a lot against the darkness of the cover. As well as the placement of the author's name at the bottom doesn't pull your eyes away from the main image and title which I find perfect.

It's a great sequel to the series and I can't wait for the next book to come out I'm so excited. I highly recommend this series so pick it up if you like Greek Myth's!

4 out of 5 Howling Wolves

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