BEAUTIFUL CREATURES by Kami Garcia

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES

Age Range: 12 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

This smart, textured and romantic Southern Gothic takes place in Gatlin, S.C., where cheerleaders and the basketball team run the high school and the Daughters of the American Revolution and Civil War re-enactors run the town. Ethan Lawson Wate, raised by his authoritative and spiritually inclined housekeeper Amma in the months since his mother’s death, can’t wait to leave Gatlin’s predictable monotony. Then Stonewall Jackson High’s first new student in years, headstrong, vulnerable and expressive Lena Duchannes, shows up driving her reclusive uncle’s hearse, and Ethan recognizes her from his dreams. Compelled to explore his connection to the new girl, Ethan learns that Lena’s family are magic Casters and that Lena’s supernatural fate will be chosen for her when she turns 16. Community outrage, emotional tension and Lena and Ethan’s doomed search for a way around her uncertain destiny build to a boil in the expansive but tightly plotted march toward Lena’s 16th birthday. Ethan’s wry narrative voice will resonate with readers of John Green as well as the hordes of supernatural-romance fans looking for the next book to sink their teeth into. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-316-04267-3
Page count: 628pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 2009




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