Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

This book was worth the time I stayed awake to read it. After all, we've all taken a day or two of being sleep deprived to finish a delectable tale. Beautiful Creatures was my latest 'eye opener'.

The Blurb:

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.

The Afterglow:

I'll be honest, with Beautiful Creatures being made into a movie this February I was enticed. Just seeing a two minute preview had me wanting to dive into Beautiful Creatures just so I could know how it ended.

How did I feel?

Book One knocked me off my feet. The words read like a sweet melody. Lena and Ethan's relationship is so unique and unforgettable you'll be glad you're picking up the novel now when the other part of the series have previously been released as well.

I love that the authors chose to shy away from the term witch and create Castors, a term that allows them to truly branch out and add unique flavor to each individual who possess a power. So whether you want Lena to turn to the light or to the dark this is a tale you'll want to jump on the moment you have avaiable free time!!

Next on my agenda: Beautiful Darkness

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, it sounds beautiful! I had the same reaction to the trailer (and so, might I add, did my husband). We didn't act on it, but now I really, really want the book. Thank you for the review! I hope you get some sleep before you read book 2!