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Beautiful Creatures Review:

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Beautiful Creatures

There where 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.

Writing this review was really difficult, I really liked the book but you could taste from the way it’s written that it was indeed written by two different authors, the actual pace of the book shifted from really fast to really slow making it sometimes hard to read on my opinion, even thou, the book left me pleasantly surprised when I finished it.

It’s different than other books I’ve read lately. This is the story of Lena Duchannes a not so normal girl with great powers that arrives to a little town on south carolina and Ethan Wate an interesting boy that have lived his entire life in the small southern town of Gatlin, SC.

Ethan whose family have lived from generation to generation in Gatlin has one wish and one wish only go beyond the narrow boundaries of his hometown and travel around the world. Ethan is not a typical small town teenager, one day He’s haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl He has never met, during one of this dreams Ethan comes in contact with the girl who will become the focus of his life.

Lena Duchannes has a secret, a secret that would force Ethan to decide if he just goes away or if the love he preach to Lena is so strong that he decides to stay. From that starting point they will embarc in a roller coaster of emotions just to discover the connection between them.

The story is told from Ethan’s prespective, in my opinion Ethan voice could be stronger. The love story between Ethan and Lenna was beautifully done. I really liked the writing style where you can picture the details of the story, where you can feel the magic and sorround yourself in the mystery.

Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia have pulled off an amazing story that will keep you wanting for more.



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  2. I keep hearing fantastic things about this one!

  3. Awesome review, Shantal! It sounds really honest :D I'm still not sure if I should read this or not, so your review really helped!

  4. I love the blurb for it. Really good review.

  5. Great review ! Hearing good things about this one.Glad you liked it too :)

  6. Great review!
    This book is in my wishlist.
    Aww.. I really wanna read the book now!

  7. Brilliant review! I think I'm the only one who's yet to read this book haha I can't wait though! :)

  8. I've heard so many great things about this book, I think I'm the only person that was kinda bored reading this book... It just didn't do it for me.

  9. I like the sound of this book! It's a great review and you got me excited about this book, even though the cover is not very good! :)

  10. Fantastic review. Look forward to reading more!

    Also, I have an award for you at my site if you want to check it out.

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  12. I've been wanting to read this one because it sounds so unique and good. I wasn't aware it was written by two people until I read your post. Great review!

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  13. Just stopping by from the Blogger Hop to say hi and that I'm now a follower! I love what I've read of your blog so far and I was happy to read this review. Beautiful Creatures has been on my list to read and I love reading what people think of it.


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