Beautiful Creatures, Book 1

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Dec 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 563 pages
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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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User Review  - Emma_Manolis - LibraryThing

This book and I got off to a fantastic start. I absolutely loved the prologue as it established the setting and the tone of the novel beautifully. I daresay that it was some of the best establishment ... Read full review

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User Review  - Serenova_Phoenix - LibraryThing

I still haven't decided if I actually liked this book or not. It keeps you hanging all the way through and then doesn't quite give in. It's quite frustrating. I don't even normally read this genre so ... Read full review

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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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