March 28, 2010
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.
Don't be intimidated by the thick book. It's a must read!
Taking a break from reading books from female perspectives, Beautiful Creatures tells the story from Ethan Wate's perspective. He thought that everything in his town is predictable and he has grown tired of it. He just recently gotten hold of himself from the death of his mother, unlike his father who keeps to himself in his study writing. No one knows his condition but him and his Amma (who happened to be like a voodoo!).
His world began to change with the sudden appearance of Lena Duchannes, niece of the town's Boo Radley. Even though outward criticized and taunted, Ethan is drawn into Lena especially since he realized that he's been dreaming about her. And when he found out that she's also dreamed of him, they found themselves unraveling a mystery together that Ethan's town seems to be hiding and entwined with Lena's destiny.
Lena's choices will include her future with Ethan. But if being with him will mean going against everything she believes in and in the end tragedy is unavoidable.
The end of Beautiful Creatures will leave you wanting more and intrigued with the whole mystery thing. Will Lena and Ethan find a way to be together? What happened in Gaitlin and what are its secrets?
Beautiful Darkness is already on my TBR!
Beautiful Creatures: A Review
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