Welcome to Day 6 of my Blogoversary Bash!
Kelly Keaton is the author of Darkness Becomes Her:
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.
Here are just a few of my favorite reads of the past year:
FIRELIGHT by Sophie Jordan. It's beautifully written and completely swept me away, right into Jacinda's world. The flow of this book and the voice . . . it's just perfect. Jordan makes writing look effortless!
A DANCE THROUGH TIME by Lynn Kurland. Okay, I will admit I have read this one before. But I pulled it out again last year because it's so romantic and sweet, and gives me that happy, hopeful, warm and fuzzy feeling. James MacLeod is one of my all-time favorite heroes (along with Kurland's Robin of Artane). He's fierce and he grumbles, but inside he's a big marshmallow. And the book is very touching.
THE HOLLOW by Jessica Verday. I had this for a while and finally got around to reading. So glad I did! It's got such a haunting quality to it. That kind of feel always pulls me into a book and makes me want to stay there. And how can you beat Sleepy Hollow and Caspian? :-)
A BRUSH OF DARKNESS by Allison Pang. This is adult urban fantasy and a debut. I read an ARC of this book and fell in love with it. It's funny, irreverrant, and really entertaining. There's even a tiny unicorn and an enchanted iPod!
I have seriously got to read Firelight! It's one I've wanted to read since it came out, and it just hasn't happened yet. Sigh. I'm also intrigued by The Hollow -- I love books that draw on well-known tales...though "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" kind of scares me. As for A Brush of Darkness -- if there are tiny unicorns and enchanted iPods, I am SO in!
Thanks so much for sharing, Kelly!
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