XOXOAD is happy to offer Kelly Gay’s first novel in her Charlie Madigan series as a free read this month (see it up there in the right hand corner?). But did you know that Kelly Gay, author of The Better Part of Darkness, also writes a YA series under the name Kelly Keaton? As a special NYCC treat, read an extended excerpt of the first book in Kelly’s YA series Darkness Becomes Her right here.
About the book: 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 a 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.