"A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe." — Madeleine L'Engle

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Title: Beautiful Creatures
Author: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Pages: 563
Published: December 2009
Rating: 5/5
Summary: 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.
Review: The book starts off with Ethan having the boring days that he usually has until he gets to school and finds out that there is a new student. This is big news since there is never any new students or new residents. He soon finds out that there is more to this than it seems.
It was a good change to read from the point of view of a boy. I have to say that I enjoyed the change. Ethan is a character who told everything how it was even though it may have been a bit different. I liked how he didn't give up on Lena even if she wanted to.
Lena was the one who had a secret. She tried to keep Ethan away from all of it but he wouldn't let her. She had to discover many things about herself that made big changes to her life. Her life was different than what others had and knew she had to live with it.
This was a great book and I can't wait to read the next book! It was different than the typical book where the guy is the one with a secret and the girl is just going along with it. I think that this is a change that many would really appreciate.


  1. Gave Beautiful Creatures a 5/5 stars review aswell:) I love that BC is told from Ethan's POV, a very charming and natural character!Thanks for your review:)

  2. Hi Diana!! I have this one waiting to be read on my shelf :) I"m glad you liked it!

  3. I loved this book! I agree that it was nice to get the boy's point of view. I am currently reading Beautiful Darkness and love it so far!