Thursday, November 11, 2010

Book Review: Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Hello! Today I finished reading Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, which is the second book in the Caster Chronicles. If you haven't read the first book Beautiful Creatures then you shouldn't continue reading. Here is the review:

Plot: 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 has 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 maked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.
Sometimes life-ending.
Together Ethan and Lena 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.  

Review: I am amazed that Kami and Margaret can make a book this good without messing it up. I love both Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness, but Beautiful Darkness had nothing boring and nothing was dragging in the story which I enjoyed. Everything was fast paced and amazing. You could truly tell the difference the characters are in the second book and how they developed as the problems became more hard and how deaths door was coming closer towards them. Ethan and Lena's relationship takes a turn for the worst and I even questioned myself if things would ever be the same between them as the story continued. The ending was filled with action and surprising answers to their problems. I give this book a 5/5 and now I am even more excited for the next book.

Pub. Date: October 12, 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover , 503pp
Age Range: Young Adult

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Candace said...

I loved this one too but not as much as the first book. I thought the beginning dragged a bit but I still ended up loving the book. Great review!
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