Friday, June 17, 2011
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Age Group: YA
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.
When I began reading BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, I didn't like it too much. The beginning was slow, but once I got in to the book, I was on a wild ride. I never wanted to stop reading this book. I loved it's world and I wanted to be apart of it. I began reading it slowly on purpose so I would never stop. There was so much emotions that I didn't know what was about to come.
The characters, I loved. Lena is protrayed perfectly as scared of what's going to happen when her sixteenth birthday arrives and Ethan is the perfect sweetheart. He cares for her and even though bad things happen, he doesn't leave Lena's side and sticks by her.
The cover of the book was very luring as the dark forest in the background and BEAUTIFUL CREATURES written in purple.
The ending is a huge shock. I found myself crying and scared, just as Lena was. I didn't know what was going to happen, and no matter how fast I tried to read so I could find out and get all the tension off my shoulders, I couldn't do it. I wanted to make sure I read everything.
Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl are two amazing debut authors I have come to love.
Overall, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES was an amazing book which I recommend you to read. You'll get pulled into its world - a world you'll never want to leave ever again.