Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia

beautiful creaturesI don’t go to see very many movies, but I saw a preview for Beautiful Creatures at one and was intrigued.  It was one of those books that I had had on my to-be-read list and just never got around to.  I started it not exactly sure I was going to enjoy it, but I was hooked almost from the start.  Ethan Wate believes his hometown of Gatlin never changes.  That is until Lena Duchannes comes to town and things begin to happen that can’t be explained.  Ethan feels drawn to Lena.  They start off as unlikely friends and then a relationship begins to develop.  But these two have some huge, and unusual, obstacles to overcome, the biggest of which will be taking place on Lena’s 16th birthday.  Without trying to give away too much of the plot, Lena’s family has a supernatural side and Lena will be claimed for the good or the dark side on her birthday.  The book ends after her 16th birthday, but the resolution is not clear, and makes you want to read the next book.  Now it’s on my to-be-read pile.

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