Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Beautiful Creatures

"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."

I will admit, the only reason I began reading Beautiful Creatures because of the awesome movie trailer. Once I began I was immediately taken with the book. I first was surprised that the story was told in the perspective of the male main character Ethan. This was surprising to me, just cause I assumed it would be told in the perspective of the main female character Lena. However, I enjoyed the story being told through Ethan and liked him as a person a lot.

The world Garcia and Stohl created was perfect. The small southern town still stuck in the past and the magical caster world. I really loved to mix of the old and new. Especially, with the 1800's flashbacks!
My only complaint is that I thought I would be MORE invested with this book, but I think this sometimes happens when there is a lot of hype about a book. With that being said, I feel I have a new series obsession.

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