Release Date: February 22, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Group: Young Adult
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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.
To describe this book in one word, I would say it's dark. If you couldn't guess from the cover.
I honestly picked up the because I love this movie called Death Becomes Her with Meryl Streep, and the title is so similar to this one.
Most of this story takes place in New 2, or New Orleans after another disaster has occurred and ruined the country for good. The main character Ari, is self conscious, brave and determined to find a cure for her curse. The other character were also very interesting and I wish I knew more about them, their personalities made me more curious about the characters. Sebastian was such a nice guy, and Violet just broke my heart. They are such unusual children with good intentions.
There are many books nowadays with vampires, witches and shape-shifters and this book doesn't disappoint. It includes all three! Not only do we get mythical creatures but the story behind them is very fascinating
I really like the references to Greek mythology. It intrigued be further and I could help finishing the book in one sitting.
Now most problems were unsolved by the end of the book and I'm worried about Violet (I probably shouldn't have said that but I don't think it gives away too much) But there will be a sequel to this book which is why the story is left somewhat unfinished.
Overall, great plot and storyline. I couldn't help but finish it all in a matter of hours!