Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Beautiful Creatures [book review]

Beautiful Creatures

Author: Kami Garcia &Margaret Stohl

There were no surprises in GatlinCounty
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. (via Goodreads)

Rating: ★★★★★

Beautiful Creatures is such an AMAZING read! I have never read a book about witches..I mean Casters (C.A.S.T.E.R.S. such a cool name right?). Kami and Margaret did a fantastic job with this story *cue the applause.* And letting Ethan be the main character was just plain genius! We get to read how Ethan would react under certain situations and it's not everyday us girls see what's really going on in a guys head and what he's feeling. Anyway, to be honest, I didn't even know if I wanted to buy this book. It was thick. It had over 400 pages. So I was surprised when I started reading and I couldn't put the book down. (BTW I finished it in 1.5 days!) Thanks to Beautiful Creatures I LOVE FAT BOOKS NOW! :)

P.S. Don't judge a book by how many pages it has because you might be missing out on a great read!

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  1. LOL Love your sig. It reminds me of Gossip Girl.

    :) Thanks for the review. I have this on my TBR Shelf but haven't had the chance to read it. I think I will have to move it up a few books LOL.



  2. I have bought this book too, because I have been reading nice reviews about it and I am so glad I did!
    I havent started it yet, but I will!
    Thanks for the review!!

    Kelly @ I Work For Books

  3. hey val.
    Truth be told my sig is actually from Gossip Girl. & you should definately move BC a few books up, you wont be disappointed.

    xoxo Doris