Saturday, March 16, 2013
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Released: December 1st 2009
Publisher: Little Brown For Young Readers
Series: Caster Chroincles, Book One
Page Amount: 563, US Paperback Edition
Source: Own, movie cover edition
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
-Information from Goodreads.com
I tried reading Beautiful Creatures in 2010, and for some reason or another I just didn't connect with the book. I ended up taking it back to the library. With the hyper over the movie and hearing other book bloggers saying how much they loved it. I decided to bite the pullet and try again. I am so glad I bought this book and even more happy to have read it. Kami and Margaret knew what they were doing when they wrote this dark supernatural magical novel. You are glued to into the thoughts of Ethan Wate, the main male lead character. You learn of how bored he has become with the small town life of living in Gatlin, South Carolina. That all changes the moment Lena Duchannes moves in with her uncle Macon Ravewood or better know to the towns people as Old Man Ravewood. The moment they meet they are drawn to one another. They have been seening one another in the same dreams for months now. Coming face to face changes everything for them and the town of Gatlin.
You are thrown into quite the roller coaster in Beautiful Creatures. I'm still amazed by how the story ended. I cannot wait to get my hands on the rest of the books.
If you have been having second thoughts about reading this, then you should go for it. Trust me you won't regret it!! This is one of my new favorite supernatural series!!!
5/5 stars, Happy Reading, Ashley