Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Jun 12, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 448 pages
Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home from the Great Barrier, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena's Claiming. Even Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals is affected -- and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What -- or who -- will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?
For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He's being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it's not Lena -- and the mysterious figure is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself -- forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn't know why, and he's afraid to ask.
Sometimes there's no going back. And this time there won't be a happy ending.
SPECIAL BONUS: Includes "Dream Dark," a thrilling short story set before Beautiful Chaos. When Link joined his best friend, Ethan Wate, on a quest through a mysterious network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, he knew the journey would be dangerous. But he had no idea it would change his life forever.
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Ethan hated Gatlin, he thought it was boring and wanted out so badly. Now Ethan wishes for the Gatlin he knows to return. The Mortal and Caster Worlds are seeping into each other and making life miserable for both Mortal and Caster alike. Life in Gatlin is like the end of days, the things that are happening are making Mrs. Lincoln seem like a prophet. Things can't seem to get better for Ethan, in fact things are getting worse. When you can't even remember which hand you write with, or are being chased by an unknown figure; how can you have a normal life with the girlfriend you can't touch without losing your breath? Ethan being the wayward has to find the solution to create a new order after Lena broke the last one when she split her seventeenth moon. Ethan, with the help of his Caster, Keeper, ex-Keeper, Incubus, Seer, and Linkubus, friends work together to bring order back to the mortal and caster worlds and the adventure and action began. I really love this series and continue to be amazed by the story and settings. I'm mesmerized by the fantastical backdrops, whether creepy sounding or magically beautiful. The crazy but lovable sisters are still making me laugh. I wonder if I could find a Gatlin Scrabble Dictionary in the library? LOL. There was also sadness in this installment of the Caster Chronicles, with more visions, death, and sacrifices. Ethan is a very calming protagonist to hear from, I really do enjoy hearing his voice and feel very peaceful and not wanting to tear my hair out listening to his musings and I know a lot about the folks of Gatlin through his eyes. Can't wait to see how his and the rest of the Gatliners story ends. Trust me, there is so, so, so, much more happening in Beautiful Chaos than you can imagine.
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Random Thoughts Couldn't stop listening, needed to find out what was going to happen Broke my heart - was crying my eyes out near the end of the book Can I say again, I adore all the characters - Amma, John, Olivia, Ethan, Makin, etc Fast paced and once again love the humour Nice character development Less whiney Lena and Ethan Would have liked more about John's background Loved the story but really feel this could be a brilliant series if it was only two book and more added books about some of the backgrounds - once again got irritated by the angst - but again I am 43 and a wee bit jaded Once again as soon as I finished the book I needed to know what happened next and downloaded the final book in the series Caught a few moments of the movie after I finished this book and it was truly painful to watch - did the producers, directors etc even read these books - it was so bad I had to turn it off One word - Linkubus! A tad depressing Favorite Quotes/Passages "Book banners are no better than book burners.” “I wanted to find a place to hide from all of it, where the nightmares and the rivers and reality couldn't find me. For me, that place was always inside a book.” “Knowing you don’t have much time left changes things. You get kind of philosophical. And you figure things out—more like, they figure themselves out—and everything gets real clear. Your first kiss isn’t as important as your last. The math test really didn’t matter. The pie really did. The stuff you’re good at and the stuff you’re bad at are just different parts of the same thing. Same goes for the people you love and the people you don’t—and the people who love you and the people who don’t. The only thing that mattered was that you cared about a few people. Life is really, really short.” 4 Dewey's I borrowed this from the Calgary Public Library - yup not required to review