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Kelly Gay

Författare till Darkness Becomes Her

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Inkluderar namnen: Kelly Keaton, Keaton Kelly


(eng) Kelly Gay writes YA Fiction under the name Kelly Keaton.


Verk av Kelly Gay

Darkness Becomes Her (2011) 658 exemplar
The Better Part of Darkness (2009) 615 exemplar
The Darkest Edge of Dawn (2010) 280 exemplar
The Hour of Dust and Ashes (2011) 210 exemplar
A Beautiful Evil (2012) 206 exemplar
Shadows Before the Sun (2012) 144 exemplar
The Wicked Within (2013) 105 exemplar
HALO: Smoke and Shadow (2018) 47 exemplar
HALO: Renegades (2019) 34 exemplar
Halo: Point of Light (28) (2021) 34 exemplar
Heart of Stone (2015) 32 exemplar
Embers in a Dark Frost (2012) 27 exemplar
Halo: Epitaph (32) (2024) 8 exemplar
Carniepunk: Hell's Menagerie (2014) 3 exemplar

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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Gay, Kelly
Andra namn
Keaton, Kelly
20th century
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Miriam Kriss (Irene Goodman Literary Agency)
Kelly Gay writes YA Fiction under the name Kelly Keaton.



Better Part of Darkness worked for me and didn't work for me. It worked for me in that our protagonist, Charlie, makes a lot of mistakes and she pays dearly for most of them. She's not naive, or even particularly idealist honestly, and she knows that the world is in a horrible place, but that doesn't mean she shouldn't keep trying. She also makes choices that aren't usually seen of the 'hero'. All that was very refreshing and interesting for me. Apparently even I have limits on how many heroes/heroines can make really bad choices and still not pay for it. And I do mean really bad choices in Charlie's case. Not 'That was a stupid thing to do!', but the 'Oh. My. God. That was bad.' variety.

The problem I had was that for all the fun and interesting that was Charlie, she was possibly the only character I wanted to read about. There were plenty of other characters--informants, coworkers, her partner, bad guys, etc--which is probably what made it hard to want to know any of them. Aside from her daughter and her partner, everyone else just came and went. While this works great for later in the series, when Kelly may want to call upon them and dive a bit deeper, for a first book it clutters my attention. It felt like each time I met one person someone new popped up.

The amount of detail Kelly puts into her version of Atlanta is awe-inspiring honestly. I've been there twice in my life and can recognize some of the places that Charlie talks about 'from before' but this Atlanta is so different. Its almost a character on its own honestly.

In the end I had trouble enjoying this book because I was uncertain who was doing what and when, or who was who. I have a feeling when the second book is released Kelly will have a stronger grasp on who she wants to have running around in her world however and look forward to that book.
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lexilewords | 45 andra recensioner | Dec 28, 2023 |
3.5 stars-Love these characters (especially Brimstone!)and this world, and the plot this time around was very good, with quite a whiz-bang ending. A little too much recap and world-explaining made it hard to get into at first, and that scene where she almost killed Hank was a bit too much . A few misgivings aside, this series is a solid, creative addition to the urban fantasy genre, and I'll be reading more.
Harks | 14 andra recensioner | Dec 17, 2022 |
I really enjoyed this book. I could picture everything the Author was trying to portray! One of these days I will get the funding and time to read the next book!
whitetiggress | 45 andra recensioner | Jul 14, 2022 |
Ari's story continues in the ruins of New Orleans. As she struggles to rescue her friend and her father she discovers that fighting her heritage is a losing battle. I enjoy the rich surroundings and the original new story set firmly in old mythologies.
jennybeast | 12 andra recensioner | Apr 14, 2022 |



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