BEAUTIFUL CREATURES by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Awesome first book in the awesome Beautiful Creatures series by (hold on, let me check… got it (Google rules)) Kami Garcia and (checks Google page again) Margaret Stohl.

The Beautiful Creatures book is pretty amazing. Can’t speak about the movie, because I have yet to rent the DVD from the library, but the book is brilliant. Basically, it’s about this boy, Ethan Wate, and the book starts off with a dream. In the dream there’s a girl, and falling, and I’m not getting any more specific than that.

It’s a love story. And the main characters are Ethan and LENA DUCHANNES, hint hint. She’s a Caster, which is basically another word for witch. And on her sixteenth birthday, Lena will be ‘claimed’ for either the ‘Light’ or the ‘Dark’. Light casters have green eyes and Dark casters have yellow.

Lena lives with her uncle, Macon, and her family are pretty much outcasts in their town, Gatlin. Lena moves in with Macon because her dad’s dead and her mom, Sarafine, is a Dark caster and wants to murder her.

On her first day of school, Ethan recognizes her from his dreams. And they’re connected. They fall in love, but the Book of Moons and Sarafine are complicating things.

I’m just touching on some stuff:
The song, Sixteen Moons- It’s quite creepy. Well, that’s an understatement. It gave me goose bumps. Ethan hears it in snatches as it keeps appearing in his head- well, the first part appears on his iPod.
The Book of Moons- what’s with all the moons in this? A Dark book.
Lena’s cousin, Ridley- she’s a Dark caster, a Siren.
Lena’s uncle, Macon- not Ridley’s dad. An Incubus.
Lena- a Natural.
Ethan- a Mortal. His dad’s gone strange since his mom died. Amma looks after him.
Link- Ethan’s best friend. Mortal.
So, I’m being pretty vague about this book, because to be honest, I found some parts so confusing that I can’t explain them on… not paper… I can’t explain them on laptop? Also because it’s amazing, a must read, and there are three more in the series, the Caster Chronicles, which I’m trying to get you curious about…

Age… err… 12/13?

Also, this is the song Sixteen Moons, which Ethan keeps hearing:

sixteen moons,

sixteen years,

sixteen of your deepest fears,

sixteen times you dreamed my tears,

falling, falling through the years…


sixteen moons,

sixteen years,

sound of thunder in your ears,

sixteen miles before she nears,

sixteen seeks what sixteen fears…


sixteen moons,

sixteen years,

sixteen times you dreamed my fears,

sixteen will try to bind the spheres,

sixteen screams but just one hears…


sixteen moons,

sixteen years,

the claming moon,

the hour nears,

in these pages darkness clears,

powers bind what fire sears…


sixteenth moon,

sixteenth years,

now has come the day you fear,

claim or be claimed,

shed blood,

shed tear,

moon or sun destroy me here…

So lighthearted, right?


Beautiful Creatures WIKI page

Author KAMI GARCIA AND MARGARET STOHL official web site

Beautiful Creatures movie trailers

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