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Description - Beautiful Creatures (Book 1) by Kami Garcia

Is falling in love the beginning . . . Or the end?
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.
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Praise for Beautiful Creatures-
'This novel has been generating Twilight-level buzz.' - Teen Vogue
About the authors-
@kamigarciais a superstitious American southerner who can make biscuits by hand and pies from scratch! She attended George Washington University and is a teacher and reading specialist. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her family.
@mstohlhas written and designed many successful video games, which is why her two beagles are named Zelda and Kirby. She has degrees from Yale and Stanford Universities in the US and has also studied in the prestigious creative writing department at UEA, Norwich. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her family.
www.beautifulcreaturesthebook.com
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%%%Is falling in love the beginning . . . Or the end?

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.

* Don't miss the Warner Brothers and Alcon Entertainment blockbuster movie of Beautiful Creatures directed by Richard LaGravenese (P.S. I Love You) and featuring an all star cast including Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davies and hot young Hollywood talent Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich and Emmy Rossum.

Praise for Beautiful Creatures-

'This novel has been generating Twilight-level buzz.' - Teen Vogue

About the authors-

@kamigarciais a superstitious American southerner who can make biscuits by hand and pies from scratch! She attended George Washington University and is a teacher and reading specialist. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her family.

@mstohlhas written and designed many successful video games, which is why her two beagles are named Zelda and Kirby. She has degrees from Yale and Stanford Universities in the US and has also studied in the prestigious creative writing department at UEA, Norwich. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her family.

www.beautifulcreaturesthe

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141326085
ISBN-10: 0141326085
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 35mm)
Pages: 592
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Publish Date: 4-Feb-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Book Review: Beautiful Creatures (Book 1) by Kami Garcia - Reviewed by (08 Jan 2010)

I haven't seen a bad review about this book yet so my expectations of this book were exceedingly high... and I think that ruined it a bit for me. Don't get me wrong, I still thoroughly enjoyed this masterfully written tale, but just not as much as I thought I would.

First of all, I loved Ethan. I thought he was extremely sweet and honest protagonist. He wasn't pretending to be a saint, but nor did he do anything bad. Lena on the other hand... I just couldn't bring myself to like her. I tried very hard, but I just couldn't feel a connection with her, and I couldn't see why Ethan liked her so much.

Link was another character I adored. How he can manage to be so laid back and funny with a mother like his I'll never know. And he really was funny; I would have loved for there to be more of him in the book; with quotes like: “Shut up. You’re so whipped I should buy you a saddle.”

I found the plot to be unique and the writing engaging. I loved the To Kill A Mockingbird (by Harper Lee) references and found the similarities between Gatlin and Maycomb astounding. Beautiful Creatures is almost a modern-day fantasy version of TKAM.

Having said all of that, I will definitely re-read this book once I manage to get my hands on a hard copy of it. I'm also eagerly anticipating the sequel!

Overall: I'm giving this book 4 and a 1/2 stars out of 5. It misses out on that half a star for me just because I could connect with Lena, but that doesn't mean anyone else will have the same problem. Therefore, I recommend this book to everyone who loves fantasy, To Kill A Mockingbird and YA literature in general.


Author Biography - Kami Garcia

Kami Garcia is a teacher and reading specialist with an MA in education, and leads book groups for children and teenagers. Margaret Stohl has an MA in English and studied creative writing under poet George MacBeth at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. They both live in Los Angeles, California, with their families. Beautiful Creatures is their debut novel.

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