Reveiwed by Iram: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Pages: 564
Release Date: February 4th 2010
Publisher: Puffin
Buy the Book: Amazon

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.

My Thoughts
Beautiful creatures is a great book to indulge in. It has the most sweetest romance between Ethan and Lena. A perfect love which unfortunatley seems doomed due to the fact Lana is a Caster and has to make the biggest choice of her life on her 16th birthday.

It may seem slow moving but don't let that put you off becuase the events leading up to the end are fomidable. So much drama. Even the end itself  has a shocking twist.

The small town of Gaitlin is described really well and all the characters are extremely intereating in their own ways. My favourite character would be Ethan as he is the one who makes the story seem so real and Lena too because of all her magical powers.

It's pretty impressive how two authors have combined together to create a wonderful book. Totally genius.

The part of the story which I love so much are Ethan's dreams as well as the locket which takes them both back in time revealing many secrets.
I can't wait to get my hands on the second book, Beautiful Darkness!


  1. I've had this book for over a year and every time I think about reading it, I pick up a much thinner book instead :) But i hear great things!!

  2. I LOVE this book! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Beautiful Darkness. I'm still waiting on the library to put it on hold for me, since all the copies are unavailable. =/

    I just read and reviewed this on my blog as well. :)

    Great review!

  3. Again, this is the first good opinion I've read.:D I hope I'll get a chance to make my own.:) Good review.

  4. I really enjoyed this one. I loved Ethan and Lena and their relationship. I cannot wait to read Beautiful Darkness! Nice review!

  5. I just got this book and the second and I LOVE the covers! Your review is a definite decider though, I'll have to start it soon! This book sounds fun and different and suspenseful. I'm really trying to branch out in my reading and find stuff that isn't the usual vampire angel stuff and this sounds perfect!

  6. Oh I want this book so badly! Let me know if you ever decide to get rid of any of your books. I would love to do a trade or something!

  7. Oh, tis book is verry beautiful, her authors are the best. I couldn't put it down. Lena and Ethan are so lovely and sweet..ohhh I'm in love!!

  8. I've been debating on reading this book or not. Your review helped me decide its time to read it

  9. I have never heard of this! I think it would be worth my time.
    -Carly Waid

  10. Haven't read this one, but I keep hearing wonderful things about it.

  11. Ah, this book seemed a bit slow so I returned it to the library, but I will have to check it out again :D

  12. I'm actually reading this right now, and I love it!
    The only thing I hate is how Lena, always feels sorry for herself, and claims she never fits in!
    Lena! You have freakin super powers, use them!!! Their COOOL!:D


  13. I loved this book! I found that the mystery really does build up and totally agree with you on the twist at the end. That was SO shocking! I havent been able to get the 2nd book yet, but I'm looking forward to it :)

  14. I have to read this book! I keep hearing wonderful things about it-thank you for the review, convinced me!


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