Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Beautiful Creatures Review

"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 gave this book 4/5 because there were some slow parts, that I felt could have been shortened. Other than that I really enjoyed the book
Ethan sees this girl that everyone is calling "Ravenwoods niece" at school and fell head over heels as soon as he saw her. He soon learns that there is a lot more underneath her black clothes and green eyes.

The plot of the book was very interesting, however; after you learn about the locket they find and who it belongs to, I saw the story going a different way. I kinda wished the writer would have included more of the past in with the ending. There were some parts that included Ethan's aunts that I felt could have been shortened. Although there were other parts I would have liked to read more about.

The characters were developed and not to whiny. I did find Lena a bit whiny, but she kinda had a reason to be. I think they should have went more into the other characters, like Genvieve or the other Ethan.
So it was a pretty good book, although there were some parts that could have been better.


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