A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton

A Beautiful EvilRating: 2 stars

Series: Gods & Monsters #2

I wasn’t impressed with Darkness Becomes Her, but I figured I’d give the next book a shot. Sometimes books get better further into the series. But this was not one of those series because the second book was worse than the first. Since about a quarter of the way into it, I kept questioning whether or not I should just stop reading it altogether.

Nothing really happened until about halfway through. Ari and her friends went up against people they had no hope of beating without any real plan in mind. It’s a wonder they didn’t end up dead or held prisoner. It still didn’t make sense to me that Ari’s friends were willing to put their lives on the line for her since none of these people had known each other for long.

I absolutely hated how things turned out with Sebastian. What happened to him wasn’t within his control. I don’t have an issue with that. His reaction to it bothered me. Being calm and logical didn’t make sense. Something he never wanted to have happen to him was forced upon him, and he acted blasé about it. The situation warranted some anger or sadness or something other than passivity. When it all comes down to it, he was too perfect and always behaved appropriately. Characters are more interesting when they have some flaws.

Plenty of issues need to be resolved in the remaining books to wrap up the overarching storyline, but life is too short to waste reading bad books.

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