A Beautiful Evil (Gods & Monsters #2) by Kelly Keaton
Published February 21st 2012 by Simon Pulse
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…. – Goodreads
My Opinion: I Loved Ari in this one. She was learning more about herself and what she can do. She also was trying to be able to use her powers at will. She was doing all of this so that she can go and rescue her father and Violet (who got taken by Athena in book 1, Darkness Becomes Her). Ari and Sebastian work well together and she had to make some tough choices regarding him in the book. One of them was whether to save him or let him die or destroy himself.
The plot was really good. Ari tries to figure out how to bring the fight to Athena instead of waiting around for Athena to attack. She wanted to take the offense which I think was pretty good and stupid considering she still didn’t know how to use her powers. I really loved that Ari also discovered something about her powers that she and the leaders of New 2 didn’t even know was possible. And that gave it a whole new edge because she figures out how she can save the world from Athena and possible why Athena wants her so bad.
We find out more about Athena and the New 2 leaders, as well as about Ari and Sebastian and Violet. Who really knows what she is? But I can’t wait to find out.
Over all: 4.5 out of 5