by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Published by: Little Brown & Company
Released on: December 1st 2009
Beautiful Creatures dances on the edges of dark and divine. Lovely, yet so peculiar. When you first get introduced to the town of Gatlin, everything seems fine and normal. Everything is perfect. A very quaint little town. Everyone knows everyone and all are friendly....Until the new girl arrives. There hasn't been a new kid at school since? That remains a mystery because it just doesn't happen. Therefore, she is an outcast.
Is it Ethan's kind heart that can't help but reach out to Lena? Everyone who is anyone can't fathom the idea of Ethan talking to her, yet he does. He can't help it. There is just something about her that draws him in. What people don't know is that Lena doesn't even know the truth about herself. Living on a plantation with her uncle Macon that everyone fears and that is apparently indestructible, she struggles with what's going on inside of her.
I can't help but feel sorrow for Lena, as she can't seem to find answers from anyone who knows them. Her uncle Macon refuses to help. Even Amma, Ethan's grandma knew something about what was happening in her. Things where changing and by her sixteenth birthday, her fate would be chosen. She doesn't get to choose it. She has come from a line of Caster's and a curse has been set on them. The only help she gets is through Ethan and that is from his two aunt's, not knowing how they even help, with all their bantering they do. I most enjoy the rants and humorous conversations they share. Things get worse when cousin Ridley shows up. A devil in disguise is what she is. The nights are getting closer, and it's almost time. Will she turn dark with the shadows or go light by the day? Unfortunately, things come at a price.
Purchased at Amazon.