Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Release date: October 12, 2010
***THIS POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR BEAUTIFUL CREATURES***
Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.
Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.
I’ve had to type this post without reading the Beautiful Darkness summary, because I am still in the middle of Beautiful Creatures. Let me tell you, I love this book so far. The setting is absolutely amazing and the plot is intriguing. However, if I’m being honest, I ordered this book before I even started Beautiful Creatures. I knew that I would enjoy Beautiful Creatures, and was ordering some other books anyways, so I enthusiastically deposited this one in my shopping cart. Now it’s just a matter of finishing it’s predecessor, posting my review and vigilantly patrolling my mailbox.
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?
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