Friday, August 19, 2011

Danny's Review for Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures
AuthorsKami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
PublishersLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: December 01, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 563
Source: Bought
Rating: Escapable
Series: Caster Chronicles #1
The Other Books: Beautiful Darkness, Dream Dark, Beautiful Chaos, Beautiful Redemption
Extras: Trailer, Series Website
Seek: Amazon, Goodreads
Some loves are meant to be…
Others are cursed

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.
This review was updated on May 29, 2012.
Dark, and florescent like with the trees, and the mystifying words, all combined make a really stunning cover.
"So she's automatically a freak, why? Because she doesn't have on the uniform, blond hair and a short skirt?"

Earl's face was easy to read. This was one of those times when I was supposed to follow his lead, and I wasn't holding up my end of our unspoken agreement. "Because she's a Ravenwood."
I heard some things about the series and wish I had started the series sooner.

I really enjoyed this book more than others, and I figured out why. The whole book is told from a guy’s point of view. Girls don’t be too quick to turn this book down because Ethan Wate is one of the greatest points of views I ever read. He’s a realistic guy, with real guy problems like school, basketball, his dad, his nanny, and some girls. Not just any girl either. Lena Duchannes.

Ethan lives in a very small town called Gatlin. In this southern town, the people like to know everything about everyone. There are no secrets in this town because nothing really happens. So, when new girl comes rolling into town, Lena naturally becomes the talk of the town. It’s not because she’s new, even though that’s what gets Ethan attention and mostly everyone else’s, at first. Lena is the niece of the town shut in Macon Ravenwood. The guy no one has ever seen since he stays in his home, and never leaves.

In this town, if your family is weird then they assume you are weird too. So, everyone pretty much stays away from Lena. Ethan can’t help but be drawn to her, because Lena is the girl of his dreams. Literally. Ethan has been having nightmares about him holding onto a girl’s hand before he lets go and she falls…then blank. He can’t remember what happens afterwards, but he knows that Lena is the girl from his dreams. And he is determined to figure out what the dream means.

Lena and Ethan become friends and then something more after, Ethan discovers Lena’s secret. But it’s not only her secret but her entire family’s secret. Ethan and Lena are trying to be together but the only have little bit of time to be together. Because on Lena’s 16th birthday, everything is going to change.

Such an excellent book. There’s fantasy, mystery, romance, and a bit of comedic moments that all tie together to create a very intriguing book. It’s a long book, but so worth the read. I won’t be able to forget Ethan’s and Lena’s story and can’t wait to continue on with the story.

Lena and Ethan are like the best couple of characters ever. Lena, for her wanting a chance at being normal and trying to feel welcomed at the high school. Ethan, for him being there for Lena and being her only friend. Together they created a bond unlike most romance stories.
Beautiful Creatures has a sequel called Beautiful Darkness, and then the third book, Beautiful Chaos.

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