Beautiful Darkness

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Oct 12, 2010 - Young Adult Fiction - 512 pages
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Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.

Sometimes life-ending.

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

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Awesome book and mysterious

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This book is a very interesting story about two people who love each other deeply but are separated by their uncontrollable differences. It really feels time and it's worth reading. I really like it because, in a way, it's another Romeo and Juliet story. I say this because these two soul mates are being forced to be apart due to there families history/present. The only difference between the two is that Romeo and Juliet's Families were enemies, and Lena and Ethan's families are not enemies; they're closer than anyone who have imagined. This story is a big love story, and it keeps you wondering "what's going to happen to these two?" 

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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 Darkness is the sequel to their debut novel, Beautiful Creatures.

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