Wednesday, July 15, 2009
"Darkness, real darkness, was something more than just a lack of light."
When I picked up Beautiful Creatures at BEA, I was looking forward to it. It seemed that Little, Brown was very excited about it; maybe hoping for their next Twilight.
It's daunting at first glance: over 600 pages, a lot for most teen readers I know.
Ethan has always wanted to get out of Gatlin but then he starts dreaming about a girl. And the dreams are more like nightmares. When a new girl shows up in school, Ethan knows it's the girl from his dreams. But Lena Duchannes, niece of the county shut-in and rumored creep, is about to complicate Ethan's life in ways he cannot imagine.
Much like the love story of Twilight and other teen books, supernatural and otherwise, there are plenty of things and people trying to keep Lena and Ethan apart.
Slow to get started, it's worth sticking around to the end.
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is due to be published on December 1, 2009.