Monday, 9 August 2010
Book Review - Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
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, 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
I underestimated Beautiful Creatures...I mean majorly, when I first began to read Beautiful Creatures I just couldn't get into it the characters where great but there was a dead start, flat in places and my mind wondered while Beautiful Creatures continued to give us the basis on the story, but the deadness didn't last long and before I knew it I was hit by an unexpected uniqueness that gets an all round toast of brilliantness as Kami and Margaret took me on a journey that will have me pining for the sequel until its release.
I fell head over heels with this novel. I loved the characters all of them they where well written and thought out with there roles suiting them perfectly. The writing is gripping, engaging and ....what started out boring proved to be parts that would later give a better understanding to what happens in Beautiful Creatures...what more can be said this is one book that will be remembered for a while and I'm sure will have Kami & Margaret pestered by there fans until the sequel and then after.
(A review in preparation for the sequel Beautiful Darkness- released 28/10/2010(uk))