Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (41/2)

There were no surprises in Gatlin County.
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.
At least, that's what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.

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.

Finally back to the land of the book reviews ......... Hopefully you guys missed me .... lol ....

Anyway back to the book ...... The cover is what drew me to read this novel .... It is really pretty ... And I promise you that you will not be disappointed with this read .... It does what it says on the cover .... You will be intrigued ....

It is told from the point of view of Ethan who is a country boy who has lived in Gatlin all his life and it is pretty much boring ...... Until he starts to have vivid dreams about a girl he has never met before ......That is until he turns up to school one day and she sits beside him ....

It may take a a few chapters to get into the story line as there is alot of information but it is just setting up the rest of the novel and once you start you will not be able to put it down :)

This book is such an easy read and it flows beautifully ( excuse the pun ) If you love your fantasy then you are going to lap this book up ....... It has a little bit of everything including magic ... I love the way the authors have incorporated their southern roots into the story line .... It so works ....

You will love the relationship with Lena and Ethan ... You will love the other characters as well from Ethan's voodoo Grandmother to Lena's strange magically family ........

As a first novel I am really impressed and eagerly awaiting on the second one ...... This is a great book for a teen ... The characters are great ... The story line will keep you on your toes ... And it has a great ending :) ........ Full marks girls :)

I rate this book 41/2 stars ....

1 comment:

Kimi said...

This is on my to-read list, now I'm really anxious to get to it. Thanks for the review!

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