A Beautiful Evil

A Beautiful Evil

Book - 2012
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In the post-apocalyptic city of New 2, Ari Selkirk, who has discovered that she is a descendant of Medusa, is trying to keep at bay the evil growing inside her, but the goddess Athena will stop at nothing to possess Ari's power, provoking a monumental battle between good and evil.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2012
Edition: 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781442409279
1442409274
Branch Call Number: YF KEA NVD
Characteristics: 287 p. ; 22 cm

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FindingJane Oct 03, 2014

Ari’s difficulties get worse. It’s not because her opponents have changed (it’s tough to see how you can top a vicious goddess as an enemy) but because she’s gone back—to school. Yikes!

Levity aside, the protagonist now has to struggle with schooling, fighting techniques, connecting with her power and coming to grips with it. The ever-looming threat of her becoming a monster that can kill with a look weighs heavily on the heroine. But the author smartly keeps her from brooding too much; there are other concerns and interests to keep the reader riveted.

The interesting tidbits about ancient gods, spells, battles, etc., add an engrossing layer to the story itself. The other characters, however, suffer a little as being mainly adjuncts to Ari’s story but they manage to hold their own in the few scenes where they make their appearance. This is a good follow-up to the first book and keeps the reader interested enough to see the conclusion to this series.

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ABenoit
Mar 17, 2014

I likedit but they don't exactly paint a favorable picture for Athena.

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sportsbookspce
Aug 17, 2013

Just as good if not better than Darkness Becomes Her. Had some really intense moments. I can't wait to see how the author will end the series!

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jennybeast
Jul 19, 2012

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.

jayyyy Jul 18, 2012

I've read the first and second book after my sister recommended it, and it's incredible. It goes a bit into the history of her lineage, the history of the Greek goddess Athena and her madding presume for Ari and her powers.

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nimradar123
Jul 06, 2012

spooky but super interesting. Suspenseful too. I loved it !#imagineteencontest

jazB14 Jun 06, 2012

This book is great if you are into greek mythology. Even if you aren't this is still an awesome book. The combination of action, rommance and greek mythology is outstanding. I couldn't but this book down. A Beautiful Evil is more than an awesome read. Try it out you'll love it :)

emodino57 Feb 03, 2012

FINALLY!!! I have been waiting for this books for months!!!!! I can't wait to read it :)

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JULIEHERNANDEZ Jun 24, 2012

" My hair was noted and it stunk but I didn't care about that i cared of getting water and absorbing the fresh air i didn't receive back at my cell."

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