In a period when most books we find ourselves drawn to are the paranormal, vampires, werewolves, witches, and immortals this books comes right up that alleyway.
Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl have taken the love affair of two people, even though they were ' species apart' and intertwined them through hundreds of years, bringing forth a curse that runs throughout a bloodline and threatens to end a new young love before it even has the chance to start.
Even though nothing ever changes in Gatlin, and everything you see everyday is exactly the same, there is always a way of seeing things without ever really seeing them. That's how Ethan Wate feels after he has discovered truths he never thought possible.
Lena Duchannes has moved from home to home, living in fear and isolation trying her best just to fit, never having any real friends, and never being normal. Her parents dying when she was young, and being raised by many different relatives, life is ever changing, but sadly always the same. Until she comes to Gatlin, until she meets Ethan, until she finds the locket..... until her mother returns.
The hurricanes seem worse this year than ever before, the rain won't stop coming. The witch hunt seems to have started throughout the entire town, the shadows seem to haunt her. But Ethan can save her, no one knows how it's possible, he's just a mere mortal, but as time gets shorter, the more her family believes that Ethan has the power to protect her, and to make sure she makes the right decision.
Beautiful Creatures was a wonderful book, I would definitely classify it under young adult, however, I not being a young adult still loved it. I am so glad there is a second book to this story, the ending left my mind spinning and spinning, there were so many questions reeling in my head after I read it. What happened to her mother? What happens when she goes back to school? Does she go back to school? Now that Macon is dead does she move away? I finished it at night, right before bed, so of course I laid awake for over an hour afterward just thinking about the book, and all the possibilities that now lay ahead of these two young people. But no matter what the ending did to me, I still recommend it to anyone who enjoys the paranormal realm of story reading.