December 31st, 2010

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Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

The Blurb On The Back:

In Ethan Wate’s hometown there lies the darkest of secrets ...

There is a girl.
Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head ... green eyes, black hair.
Lena Duchannes.

There is a curse.
On the sixteenth moon, of the sixteenth year, the Book will take what it’s been promised.
And no one can stop it.

In the end, there is a grave.

Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and, on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be decided.

Ethan never even saw it coming.


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The Verdict:

An unusual YA paranormal romance that’s told from a boy’s perspective, there’s a strong Gothic feel to this novel and I particularly enjoyed the depiction of a small Southern town with its quirky characters and dark underbelly. However, Ethan comes across as a little too perfect while Lena is a little too bland and the book is overwritten at times, particularly with regard to repetition. Saying that, there was enough here to hold my interest and I will be reading on.

Cross-posted to bookish, books, bookworming, fantasywithbite, urbanfantasyfan and yalitlovers.