Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1) by Kami Garcia

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)

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 ...


Details Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)

TitleBeautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
ISBN9780316042673
Author
Release DateDec 1st, 2009
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Rating

Reviews Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)

  • Tatiana
    2009-09-19
    Ugh, another overhyped paranormal YA creation. When will I learn not to buy into hype? Just like so many readers, I gave into the favorable internet buzz and opened the book with an expectation of it to be something special. Unfortunately, "Beautiful Creatures" was just another painfully boring overlong dud.Having finally finished this book with a high level of irritation and disappointment, I decided to check out the favorable reviews to see wha...
  • karen
    2010-10-12
    oh my god, shusshify with all the loving on this book! this is another example of the world conspiring to tell me untruths. like, that sarah jessica parker is really hot. "yeah, i don't know, she's kind of got a weird face, i am just not attracted to her" "no! she is hot!! look at her dress!!! look at her shoes!!" "yeah, no - i get it - her clothing is expensive, but she's just so oddly skinny and she has devil eyes.""noooo - she is hot - here i ...
  • Emily May
    2012-12-22
    Phew, I am so glad that's over. I can't believe I actually made it through all those pages, I'm sure I wouldn't have done if I hadn't set myself the challenge of reading every monthly book club read chosen by one of my groups. Ugh. Seriously, just ugh. I have read some dismal books in the young adult paranormal genre, books that have been boring or annoying or have offended me, but I think I can honestly say this is up there with some of the wors...
  • Cara
    2009-10-21
    "Mortals. I envy you. You think you can change things. Stop the universe. Undo what was done long before you came along. You are such beautiful creatures." Doesn't that line just give you the shivers?!?!?!?I doubt that they are people who will read this and not have a big impression. What am I saying?! I mean a HUGE impression. You know when you read a book and just immerse yourself in it? I'm sure most of you know the feeling. I kept reading ...
  • Kiki
    2011-11-25
    Poop! Crap! Garbage! Crap!Wow.Like, wow.I never thought I'd try reading this book again. Last time I made an attempt at it, I was a lot stupider and I kind of disgraced myself, so I tried to erase this book from my existence.It worked fine, until a few weeks ago my friend came up to me and went all teenybopper on my ass, telling me how ZOMG amazing this book is. I told her I'd tried to read it before and thought it was absolute shit, so she pulle...
  • Heather
    2009-05-01
    It has taken me a small eternity to write this review. I was down a hand for I had to use my left index finger to clamp down on my left eyelid in order to stop the twitching that began around page 65 of Beautiful Creatures. Meet the culprit. “As I lay down, she sat up, I sat up, she laid down, I laid down. Awkward.” Hell, now the right one is doing it.To quote Hawkeye, from the 1991 movie version of Last of the Mohicans, Beautiful Creatures i...
  • Kristi
    2009-04-09
    Three words; unique, epic & addictiveWow. I mean really, wow. I have no words. I really have no words. It's so much more easier for me to give reasons why I don't like something, rather than try to explain why I do. I mean, I don't know why I like something. I just do!But let's see if I can explain this coherently. It took awhile for me to get into the story. Initially you get a lot of information, and I wasn't exactly sure where it all was heade...
  • Corey
    2012-03-08
    This is an emotionally charged, moody, and atmospheric novel that is very reminiscent of how YA fiction was in the 90's and early 00's, before Twilight came along. By that, I mean it is full of quirky, average, outcast-type characters who drive the plot line along through their unique and easily pictured personalities. I've heard people complain that Ethan is unrealistic. That makes me upset because I relate more to Ethan than I ever have with an...
  • Haleema
    2010-11-24
    This was one of the worst books I have ever read. Even with two authors it failed to satisfy me. The story is overloaded with cliches. The characters are all... nothing. Ugh... I wish Goodreads had a "Hated it so much that a part of me just died" star. A "Didn't like it" star ridicules my feelings towards this... book.Utter nonsense.
  • Annalisa
    2010-07-10
    From some of the reviews I've read, I was sure the writing was going to be atrocious. It's not. Sure there are times when it's repetitive and there's quite a few inconsistencies (where someone would say or do something and then contradict it a few pages later) and there were times when I had no idea what was going on (like where Ethan maybe almost had a heartache I guess and I thought it was some psychedelic love scene until it was explained at t...