Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Review: Beautiful Creatures ~ Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl


Title: Beautiful Creatures
Author: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Series: Caster Chronicles, book 1
Publisher: Razor Bill - Peguin
Publishing date: 4th of February 2010
Number of pages: 563
Language: English, Spanish, German, French, Dutch a.o.
Age Category: Young Adult
Other books in this series:
Beautiful Darkness, book 2
Beautiful Chaos, book 3
Beautiful Redemption, book 4


About Beautiful Creatures

In Ethan Wate's hometown there lies the darkest of secrets . . .

There is a girl. Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head . . .
Green eyes, black hair. Lena Duchannes.

There is a curse.
On the Sixteenth Moon, the Sixteenth Year, the Book will take what it's been promised.
And no one can stop it. In the end, there is a grave.

Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be decided. Ethan never even saw it coming.

My Review

I don't really know what to think of this book. It is not bad, but I could put it down easily, good books do not have that effect on me. They make me want to read it from start to finish. In this case it is not a bad thing, because you can enjoy the writing much longer. It is really beautifully written. We get a exciting mysteries to unravel. This is what keeps the book going, keeps it interesting.

The characters went through struggles, and half of time I struggled with them the other half of the time I questioned their motivation for the decisions they made. This book is well written, lots of references to other literature and history. I really liked that even though I do not know anything about the civil war (I am not American, so I didn't learn about it in high school) and don't know most of the authors they mentioned, but it was interesting.

Rating

The setting was great, I can see Ravenwood in my head. All in all a very well written book, good world building, suspensefull, mysterious and romantic. 3.5 skaters.


Music  ~ Frank Zappa ~ Drowning Witch

This song was mentioned in the book, and I think it is soothing.


Jace Everett ~ Bad Things

I know I associate this with the south due to True Blood, but I like it. It is a great fit for this book as well.


Have you read Beautiful Creatures? 
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