Christmas Awards 2011

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Publisher: Little Brown

September 2010

ISBN: 978-0-316-07703-3

Pages: 563

Gatlin, South Carolina, Contemporary

Lena Duchannes is completely unlike anyone else in the small Southern town of Gatlin.  She is struggling to hide her power and deal with a curse that has haunted her family for generations.  Though when living in a small town secrets never stay hidden.

Ethan Wate has been counting the time until he can leave the small town of Gatlin.  He is haunted by dreams of a girl he has never met.  When Lena moves to town Ethan is drawn to her.  Now he is determined to uncover the connection between them even if it means going to the infamous and oldest plantation in town.  Ethan and Lena have a connection between them that is beyond explanation.

In a town where everything is the same all the time there is one secret that could change everything.

This is a wonderfully written story that draws the reader in.  The reader gets lost in a story that comes to life with every word that is read.  In a story of curses and secrets it will keep readers guessing as to just what will happen next.  This one will have readers wondering just how many secrets one small town can have.  This story also shows just how towns in the South don’t forget their histories.  The story paints a very vivid picture of this small town that will have the reader believing that are actually there.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses

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