Thursday, March 18, 2010

Review: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Summary from Goodreads:

There were no surprises in Gatlin County.
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.
At least, that's what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.

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.


I don't know where to start. I absolutely loved this book! For me, there were not any negative aspects of Beautiful Creatures. It is a beautiful, Gothic story, and I loved that it was written in the guy's point of view. Ethan Wate is definitely an interesting individual. I loved being able to get in his head. I loved the mystery the book held. I love that even though this book is a whopping 576 pages long. I never wanted to put it down! I also love the southern culture and superstitions the people in Gatlin County held.

The ending was amazing! I won't say much about it because I don't want to ruin it for anyone, but it was great! The last sentence was eerily captivating. The authors definitely set it up for a sequel, but at the same time, did not leave you hanging. I cannot wait to see where these ladies take the story.

Which brings us to the authors....I do not know how Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl managed to write a beautifully written book together, but somehow they did! I honestly cannot imagine how two authors wrote this story, but they did it and, for that, they are amazing!

I definitely recommend this book!

Rating: 5/5

Swords are for fighting,


  1. Fantastic review! I loved this book too. It is one of my favorite reads this year so far. Tomorrow is the day that the cover for Beautiful Darkness, the sequel, will be revealed on the Beautiful Creatures ning. Can't wait to see it!

    By the way, you have two awards on my blog.

  2. I can't wait to see the cover!

    Sweet! Thanks for the awards!

  3. Great review! I've got this book on my shelf just waiting to be read.

    I found you through the book blog hop and am now a follower :)

  4. I really want to read this one. Great review!! I just found you through the Book Blogger Hop. I love your blog and am now following you.

    Isn't this hop fun?!! :)

    Tweezle from Just One More Paragraph

  5. I really want to read this book-it looks amazing. And I've heard such great things about it, including your review.

    I found you on blog hop and am happy to be a new follower!

  6. Great review!! Just found you from the book blogger hop :)

  7. I found you in the blog hop and am now a happy follower. Love your site! =] glad I found it.

    - Tiffany from

  8. Thanks everyone for following! :) I gained 8 followers today because of the lovely blog hop.

  9. I enjoyed this book as well. I can’t imagine writing a book with a co-author. It is very impressive.