Thursday, March 7, 2013

Review: Beautiful Creatures

Title: Beautiful Creatures
Authors: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Genre: Paranormal Romance

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.

Okay, so I know I'm behind the times since this book is now a movie and has been in theaters for a few weeks now. BUT I just got around to reading it last week. I mostly picked it up because the movie looked right up my alley and I usually like to read the book before I go see the movie (though this doesn't always happen. I watched The Notebook before I read the book and that movie still holds the honor of the only movie I've ever enjoyed more than the book. Ever. Seriously. The movie was fantastic but the book was just okay for me. Probably has a lot to do with the fact that Ryan Gosling is in the movie.)

Anyway, back to Beautiful Creatures. I would say that I enjoyed the book but I don't know if I will ever re-read it. I thought it was entertaining, but it was so long and so detailed that sometimes I got bored and skipped a few paragraphs to get to the good parts. (I know, I know. Bad reader)
There wasn't that "can't-put-it-down-must-read-in-one-sitting" sorta of feeling to it but I did want to finish so that I would know what happened to the characters so that's something.

It was an interesting and unique story which I really like that aspect but it was a little boring at times sooooooo I'd give it 3.5 stars.
I'm sure I'll eventually read the other books but I'm not going to rush out and buy them right away.
I do still intend on seeing the movie. :)
Have any of you read it? What did you think about it? Did you see the movie?


  1. It's by far the best of the series, so if you didn't LOVE it, I wouldn't get too excited about the rest of them. It sort of goes downhill from there. although they're alright....

    1. That's unfortunate! I guess I can mark those off my TBR this year list. Did you see the movie? What did you think?