Book Review: Gods & Monsters #2: A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton

Rating: StarStarStarStar

Genre: Young Adult > Mythology

(Gods and Monsters #2)

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….


Darkness Becomes Her is better than A Beautiful Evil but this second book has its own merits. Athena is menacing as ever, and for that, this book is quite the bomb.

Ari is still bad-*ss but there’s this instance that i found her incredulous. idiotic, even. Sigh. i would like my heroine to be confident and skilled in battle, but i do not want her going into one without proper arsenal. Ari, you’re fighting a goddess (Athena, no less!), for goodness sake. The least you can do is make the capturing a little difficult. i find it rather insulting to have Athena slaughter you at her silver plate because of your stupidity

Sebastian is almost a god in this sequel. I am so envious of his powers! Man, now you look positively hot. *Ahem* 

The unusual portrayal of Pandora’s box is alluring. The agenda behind Athena’s relentless pursuit of Ari’s power is shockingly… human. I loved that. 

If you dig the first book, you will dig A Beautiful Evil even more. Powerful Athena versus an equally powerful god-killer. =) Hoho! Cat fight has never been this delicious to read.

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