Saturday, April 13, 2013

Book Review: Beautiful Creatures By Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Title: Beautiful Creatures
Authors: Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Date Published: December 1st, 2009
Pages: 563

Goodreads Synopsis: 
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.

Initial Thoughts: 
The Main reason i picked up this book was because all of the hype on Book-tube. I was a bit intimidated by the size, but i wanted to see what all the hype was about, so i read it. 

After Thoughts:
After i read about 150 pages, i didn't really like the book. It was really slow, and i didn't understand what all the hype was about. I put the book down for a few weeks, and kind of forgot about it. Then one day, i decided i just need to read it, because maybe it gets better. And i was right! Right where i picked the book up again, it started to get really good! I started to connect with some of the characters, and get drawn into the story. I loved all the characters, but especially Ethan and Link. They seemed like really great guys, and i love how they stuck with Lena and each other throughout the whole book. Now let's talk about the ending. I must say that I'm happy and sad with the ending. It didn't really leave me hanging, which is good, but it didn't real make me want to pick up the 2nd book either. Overall, I really liked the story. I will eventually pick up the second book, but not right away. I rate this 4/5 stars. Even though the ending was slow, it picked up and got really good. I totally recommend it!

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1 comment:

  1. I saw the movie when it first came out and I absolutely hated it! I mean, like really hated it. I reviewed it here: lol

    Anyways, I'm glad you liked the book. I heard the same thing about the beginning, that it was slow and kind of boring. I WANTED to read it, but after seeing the movie I don't think I can get through the book.