Saturday, November 28, 2009

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl - Review

Ethan can’t wait to finish high school and move out the small Southern town of Gatlin, where he grew up, where nothing ever changes. But the new school year brings a new face to his high school – a face he has seen over and over again in his ever-more agitating dreams. Lena - beautiful, unusual, unnerving – will never fit in, especially as she’s the niece of the town’s infamous recluse, Macon Ravenswood. Ethan can’t help but be drawn to Lena and is soon drawn into a drama that has been going on for generations.

It’s a lush, extravagant, vivid gothic drama, full of magic, mystery, and mayhem, played out in southern plantations, crumbling graveyards, and overlooked sprawling gardens. I tumbled headlong into this all-consuming, unusual plot and simply got lost - fell in love – am still thinking about cursed lockets, hidden secrets, powers unleashed, and even a little voodoo. Absolutely one of my favorites this year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've just started this (was a little worried about the SIZE of the book) and am loving it!