May 6, 2010
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Beautuful CreaturesBy: Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: 01 December 2009
Format: Hardback 563 pages
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Categories: Crime Science Fiction Romance
ISBN 13: 9780316042673
ISBN 10: 0316042676
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.
To start off I am thrilled that Beautiful Creatures was written from Ethans POV. Not that often do you see a story written from the males perspective. Yes alot of storys have the male perspective, but it is usually bouncing back and forth between all the different characters. In Beautiful Creatures 95% of the story is told looking through Ethans eyes. I personally think that was a excellent decision!
Beautiful Creatures started off a little slow for me. Not bad by any means. Just a little slow. But by page 95 when Amma says "Your Not Ready" I was completely hooked! You really start to get more and more tid bits letting you know things are not Normal. And when Amma delivers a line like that....GAAAAA i couldn't put the book down! I just had to know what Ethan is no ready for.
Now the small town. WOW thats all i can say. To live in a town where nobody accepts the newbies, does everything they can to make someone look bad, or guilty of something they didn't do. You see that alot in schools. Where the popular kids , or whoever get jealous and lash out ant new / innocent people. You do see that. But when you get grown adults who do that as well , and to an innocent high school girl. WOW again. I was constantly screaming at my book! What.....what are you doing?!?! Your adults....act like one!!
The Overall world Kami & Margaret have built is awesome! Every detail you can think of has been brought into this world.So vivid, you can imagine it like your standing right there. You have magic, mixed with real world. The Library they created.....to have a library like that that would be amazing. Basically never ending books to read. You can go anywhere, just pick a tunnel. To be able to see things that have happened in the past, especially when it is not your past. Growing up finding out one day you may end up evil. Having no choice in the matter. Just knowing it could happen. Seeing someone you have known your entire life, knowing 1 person you thought no one knew,And to find out they have know each other for years. So much good stuff!!!
There are so many parts of this story that i just absolutly loved. And i would enjoy sharing all of them with you. But then i would be giving away wayyyyy to many details and spoilers. So all I can say is....
This is a must read! This is one book you will not regret reading!