Friday, February 24, 2012

Review: A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton

A Beautiful Evil (Gods & Monsters #2)  
Author: Kelly Keaton
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: February 21st  2012
Author Website
Available for Order: Amazon| Barnes and Noble
Source: Borrowed
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 Take:

Finding out your cursed and upon your 21st birthday your destined to wreck havoc on the gods, for Ari finding out she is a God is one of the things she found out. Another is that who her father is and what her mother had sacrificed to save Ari all those years before. With some help from a very hot guy, Sebastian, Ari knows that she needs to find her friend Violet and the father she left behind. She owes them that much, but since her power to kill the gods isn't controlled its hard to even consider using the curse that made her own mother take her own life. Coming to grips with the fact that the Medusa curse runs through her, its hard to even consider a relationship with anyone. Even Sebastian has been distant so no love anytime soon. Finding a weakness that can end the goddess Athena is hard but since she is given access to the library she is able to gain some knowledge and hope for some answers to all her questions.

With time ticking down to the day she is to turn into a god killer, Ari must have a plan or plans to bring down the one god who took away everything from her. With help from Henri and Sebastian and of course her findings of how to enter Athena's temple, Ari must take precaution when dealing with a goddess who can easily kill her with one thought. Once inside Ari must know to keep her emotions in check because knowledge is everything and once you show your weakness, whoever it is can use it to their advantage too bad it so happens to Sebastian that is her one weakness. Because she really cares about him and he kinda likes her too and actually wants to see where things go. So yeah that moment for Ari was so intense realizing a guy likes you too is big. With time and her touch Ari must know when to fight and when to stop fighting and save those closest to you.

This was a very different way going about the Medusa curse and the fact if left me wanting more when I turned the last page thats priceless. Understanding that Ari is a tough character was amazing because she has this idea that its her fault and she needs to do anything necessary to get to those who were taken from her. But when Sebastian wants to help and doesn't take no for an answer leaves Ari to think its also because he lost someone. But the truth is far from that. When she met Sebastian she didn't ever think his haze would ever linger towards her. He really likes her and will do anything in his power to help her along the way. He is so dreamy it kinda hard to not think about him while reading and also what he tells Ari is so cute. She really is lucky because she found something she wasn't even searching for. Thats what I looking forward to in the future, Athena has it coming she really does deserve it.

5/5 Stars

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