September 08, 2011

Book Review #48: Beautiful Creatures

Title: Beautiful Creatures.
Author: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
Format: Paperback.
Pages: 563.
Series: Yes #1.
Source: Barnes and Noble.
Publisher: Little Brown.
Published Date: December 1, 2009.


"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."


LOVE IT! I love the dark background, and the bright purple "Beautiful Creatures"; it really pops!

When you look closely in the background you can see a forest too, which makes this book seem dark and creepy. Even though there wasn't much about a dark forest in the book, there was a lot of dark powers and things going on.



My favorite would have to be Ethan! He just seems like the perfect guy. When he first sees Lena, he doesn't know why, but he wants to protect her:from all of the other girls at school.

Even when Lena was trying to push him away, he still kept trying and letting her know that he's there for her.

He just seems really sweet!(:

Least Favorite:

I liked Lena because she was so different than all of the other teenage girls in this small town; she looked different, acted different and treated people differently.

But during some parts of the story I just wanted to yell into the book, because of the way she felt sorry for herself. "Oh Ethan we can never be together!", well why not? You always talk about how you have no friends, and now that someone's trying to get close with you, your pushing them away? How much sense does that make?

Story Line:

We all know that in small towns or even small neighborhoods word travels fast. Before you know it, everyone knows your business, doesn't matter if you're cheating on your wife, running out of money, or moving in with your uncle a.k.a the town creep.

When Lena moves into the small town, everyone knows. No one's seen her uncle in over ten years, so when his niece moves in, people either feel sorry or scared.

But not Ethan, as a matter of fact, he actually wants to get to know Lena more, spend time with her, and always be around her. Not sure why, but he even wants to protect her from all the teasing of other students.

Some loves are meant to be, while others are cursed...which one are they?

Awesome book, even though it was a monster!


  1. i read this one awhile back, and had a hard time getting into it. the cover is awesome though!!

    here's my latest review, just posted it! for the predicteds! stop by! :)

  2. I really like the cover to this. Never even heard of it before your review.

  3. This book looks very interesting... I may consider reading it.

  4. Loved this book, totally a southern gothic! But I found the 2nd one much harder to get into :S. Hopefully, I'll try again and then see. But great review! :D

  5. This cover is really beautiful. And now I'm really curious about the Ethan character :)


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