Monday, October 4, 2010

Beautiful Creatures

Publication Date: October 2010
Publisher: Little, brown books for Young Readers

According to Barnes and Noble

There were no surprises in GatlinCounty
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.

My Thoughts: I enjoyed this book....just the surprise around every corner..Ethan is probably feeling a lot like I did when I lived in Tennessee. Alone, without being alone. Sure he has his friends in the beginning, plus his dad and housekeeper. But soon everything changed, Lena comes to town and the girl from his dreams (literally) is here! He quits sport and loses his friends to spend time helping Lena figure out whats going on with them. And to do all of this he skips school or cuts class, which of course drives everyone to all sorts of crazy ideas about them. 
Lena has these incredible powers that are out of control....she learns later that she has to chose Light  or Dark. Yet the whole time her uncle tells her that she will not get to chose it choses you. And she's afraid she will be dark, and no one really wants to be on the dark side. She lost her cousin/best-friend to the dark side and she doesn't want to go there. But then the mother she thought was dead shows up and tries to tempt Lena to her side...the dark. In the end Lena loses someone she loves dearly and choses a side....I will let you see which side she choses........LOL

My rating: 4 stars

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