Title: Beautiful Creatures
Author: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
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.
Praise to Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl! I just couldn’t say how I love the book so much! I think there’s no exact word how to describe the flavors richness about the book. It’s like all sorts of flavors grind and mix together giving a most incredible result!And one of the best thing, this book is Ethan's perspective, like he is the narrator of the book. So, this time, it's not all about a guy.
Well, to think of it, honestly, I could not or actually find anything wrong or flaw with the story. I was deeply moved, absorbed and tantalized of how it gotten all over me. Yes, it is. I love of how it was written, the sentences keep me read it smoothly and I just couldn’t get myself to hold on for a second to stop.
At first, Ethan just likes any other normal boy. He hates the life he has and always wants to seek his freedom one day, or soon. Until the day that he never sees it’s coming to him. Until she’s coming. Ethan’s character is very strong and of course, Lena’s too. In fact, all the characters have been very strong and complete each role they are supposed to fill in. Ethan and Lena’s life seem to be intertwined for as long as the cursed has been casted 100 of years ago. They are meant to meet, to complete each other but that does not means they can be together. It’s typical like any other love stories.
However, I promise you the book serve us a lot more of twists, histories, flashbacks, magic, incantations, spells, songs, friendships, families and love. Everything about the book is perfect and I just love it the way it is. The idea of they could communicate through mind is rock and romantic. Their love is so divine and I must say quite naïve but sweet. Sweet, sweet, sweet. I love the little conversations they have in mind, how they support each other, how they never say love over and over again, how they just understand without saying things or feelings out loud. OK, let’s just say the book really takes my breath away. They are just so sweet. It makes me feel whatever they feel, the sweet love they have.
The complications or the obstacles they’re facing are so believable. Nothing seems to be like a just made up facts, histories, or even the flashbacks. And the end is good. I mean really good. I know there will be a sequel for the book, but it ends beautifully even though there’s not exactly a happy ending being told. The mystery is still there but it ends perfectly for a series.
I would recommend you over and over again that the book is worth reading. If you think Twilight is a must read, then Beautiful Creatures is a compulsory. You have too. You will never like Twilight like you love Beautiful Creatures. One thing for sure, Beautiful Creatures just grow all over me now.
Tina @ TinasBookReviews 3/5
Kristi @ The Story Siren 5/5
Britlit @ Reading Nook 4.5/5
Alison @ My Boyfriend Lives In A Book 5/5
p/s: I’ve heard they were casting for a movie about the book. Is it true? If it is, I just can’t wait!