Beautiful Creatures

Kami Garcia, 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.In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.


Reviewed: 2020-12-01

Gatlin, South Carolina, was made famous for its Civil War battle. 15-year old Lena Duchannes has just moved to town. Ethan Wate feels a connection to Lena and will do anything to keep her safe. As Lena’s 16th birthday approaches, Ethan learns of Lena’s caster abilities and realizes that her family’s cursed future will lead him to learn even more surprises about his hometown. Mature readers who enjoyed the romance of Twilight and the mystery of Harry Potter will enjoy Beautiful Creatures. As readers finish this book, they will clamor to find out what happens next. The sequel is titled Beautiful Darkness.

Reviewed: 2014-09-11
Read from July 12 to 31, 2014

The Characters

Lena and Ethan were great. More than your typical teenagers. There schoolmates, other than Linc, are all boringly and evilly typical. Amma, Uncle Macon, "The Sisters" were all great. This book has a very large cast but everyone plays their part to perfection.

The Story

It's hard for me to break it down in a quick and easy manner so I won't bother (yeah, I'm lazy like that), so I'll just say it was kinda complicated and pretty amazing.


I'm so glad I decided to listen to this. When I tried to read it it was slow goings and I could still feel that while listening but something about the narrators voice kept me listening.

4 Stars

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