Beautiful Creatures, Book 1

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Dec 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 563 pages
45 Reviews
There were no surprises in Gatlin County.
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.
At least, that's what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.

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.

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The writing was beautiful and the pacing was tight. - Goodreads
Pacing is a tricky thing to do (as are scene shifts). - Goodreads
Characterization was phenomenal. - Goodreads
It was also because of the slow pacing. - Goodreads
Pretty simple advice. - Goodreads
Also refreshing was the writing. - Borders

Review: Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles #1)

User Review  - Kristi - Goodreads

Three words; unique, epic & addictive Wow. I mean really, wow. I have no words. I really have no words. It's so much more easier for me to give reasons why I don't like something, rather than try to ... Read full review

Review: Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles #1)

User Review  - mark monday - Goodreads

MOVIE UPDATE so i just watched the movie adaptation last night and i liked it! certainly superior to the book, and way better than the Twilight adaptations. i wonder why the movie was so unpopular? it ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Kami Garcia is a teacher and reading specialist with an MA in education, and leads book groups for children and teenagers. Margaret Stohl has an MA in English and studied creative writing under poet George MacBeth at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. They both live in Los Angeles, California, with their families. Beautiful Creatures is their debut novel.

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