Thursday, December 3, 2009

Beautiful Creatures Review

Title: Beautiful Creatures 
Authors: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 
Publication Date: December 1, 2009 
Pages: 626 
My Edition: ARC Paperback 
Reading Level: Young Adult 
Where I got it: Hip Scouts 

Summary from Beautiful Creature's website:
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.  

Wow, I loved this book so much! It is so unlike any other Fantasy book I've read, and it's probably my new favorite. Beautiful Creatures is definitely one of the best books I've read in 2009. The characters are so well described and likeable which will make you fall in love with the story. By the end, you will be rooting for Lena and Ethan to be together...forever.

The plot and story line are very unique, and it put a new twist on the whole idea of witchcraft. I couldn't put down Beautiful Creatures for a second, even though it's really long. All throughout, I never knew what was going to happen. By the end, you will be sitting on the edge of your seat ready to finally find out what will happen at the end of Lena's birthday. The ending is perfect and leaves it open for a sequel. I really hope there will be a sequel, and recent news says that is going to be made into a movie. As debut authors, Kami and Margret did an amazing job! I'm really looking forward to reading more from these amazing new authors.



  1. I hear nothing but RAVE reviews. I am going to have to get this one.

  2. I agree. I loved this book I read it in 2 days. It was so hard putting it down. I so can't wait for the 2nd book.

  3. I've only heard amazing things about this book. I've already ordered my copy and can't wait for it to arrive. It sounds fantastic! :D

  4. I've heard the same thing from so many other book bloggers. It has become the favorite of many :) Glad you enjoyed it too, great review!

  5. I totally agree, this is one of the best books of 09 =]

  6. This is on my stack. I can't wait to read it. It is so long, it's almost scary looking.

    Elie (Ellz Readz)


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