Book Review: Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl – Published February 4th 2010 by Penguin Books (first published December 1st 2009)

So I finally got round to reading this a little while back. I’ve seen bits and pieces of the movie on TV, but never really knew what it was about. It is quite a romance-based story, but I enjoyed it more than I anticipated.
Again, I read this quite a while ago, so my review is only going to be short.
Ethan has nightmares where he loses someone – someone he’s never met before. And then one day she appears. She turns up at school, the niece of the creepy guy who lives in the creepy mansion. She’s not exactly normal herself, either. The other kids at school pick up on this immediately, and she becomes the centre of attention. And not the good kind.
I’m not going to tell you the whole plot, but it’s full of mystery and magic and a fair bit of romance. There’s even loss; there is one particular moment toward the end that I found particularly poetic. (If you read it, here’s a hint: it’s to do with Macon and rain.)
The ending in particular left me wanting to read on. I’m actually putting this series on my Christmas wish list! 4.5 stars.

2 comments

  1. I remember being pleasantly surprised by this book. I think I picked it up in the midst of a reading slump where I was wondering if I was getting too old to enjoy YA or if nothing contemporary would satisfy me anymore (as you can see, I am a very optimistic person while in a reading slump), and then, I read this book, and I liked it. I really liked it! There was hope in the contemporary and YA reading realm for me once more (as you can see, I am very level-headed and not at a prone to drama when I am not in a reading slump). However, I remember being underwhelmed by the second novel. So am curious as to your reactions as you continue with the series.

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