Sunday, January 3, 2010

Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl; Beautiful Creatures

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (December 1, 2009)


There were no surprises in Gatlin County.
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.

At least, that's what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.

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.

My Review
A world turned upside down with one girl. Having the girl of your dreams become real is what happened to Ethan. Lena came into his life and he realized he wasn't meant to be like the rest of the locals. Falling in love should have been easy for them, but their love was forbidden. Doomed before their life time. The characters were so emotional and felt I knew them. Even Ethan's Best-Friend Link as blundering as he was. The book started off great then started to drag in the middle. I am not sure if it was a chance to feel the connection between Lena and Ethan. It picked back up towards the end. It left me with a few questions. Which I don't think will ever be answered. Even though this could be a series if the wanted it to be. Besides the dragging in the middle this is a great read. Who doesn't want to read about forbidden love. The plot to the story was unique unto itself. 
I would recommend this to anyone.

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Melissa said...

crap...I so need to read this! ahhh! great review :)

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Ooh, I've heard SO many great things about this book and I still haven't read it yet ... You said you'd recommend it to anyone - even to someone who's not into paranormal stories?

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

I'm thinking about picking this one up, I'm not sure how I would like it. I'm glad you did though! :)


Justine said...

Yay!!! I'm reading this one right now. LOVING IT!

Juju at Tales of said...

Great review. I haven't heard anything bad about this book.

chelleyreads said...

i've been hearing so many things about this book and most are good... i gotta read this book! thanks for the review!

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

I really enjoyed this too!

GMR said...

Been hearing way too many good things about this one....although it sounds like there were a few things that didn't quite click for you. Alas, it only adds to my "want-to-read-this" desire. Thanks for sharing....and happy reading!