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Book Review: Beautiful Darkness - Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

One night in the rain, Ethan Wate opened his eyes and fell in love with Lena Duchannes. His life would never be the same.
Lena is a Caster and her family is locked in a supernatural civil war. On her sixteenth birthday Lena made a terrifying choice, which now haunts her day and night.
And as her seventeenth birthday approaches Lena and Ethan face even greater danger. A Caster and a mortal can never truly be together. 
Every kiss is a curse.
Ethan's next heartbeat could be his last.
It is their curse now... - From the back of the book.

Beautiful Darkness is the second book in the Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. It's completely different to all other books, and I love it.

The world that Garcia and Stohl have created is one that I absolutely love to live in. It's unpredictable, incredible, and nothing like any other fantasy world I have ever read about. The characters, the setting, it's all just amazing. The detail, and the way it plays out like a movie in my head, I can't stop reading, because it is just so good. And in Beautiful Darkness, it's even better than Beautiful Creatures.

I love Gatlin. Ethan makes it out to be some boring little town in the middle of nowhere, but I'd love to visit it! Amma's pies sound amazing, I'd love to see Ravenwood, and have chips at the Da-ree Keen. It definitely doesn't feel like the boring place Ethan describes it as, and if I had the chance to visit this place, I would. Too bad it's ficitonal... *sigh*

The characters are all amazing, Ethan and Lena, Link and Ridley, Marian, and the new characters, Liv and John. They seem so real, and I could imagine meeting them. Lena is my favourite, as she's just so unique and interesting. She has issues in this book, and that annoyed me, but I can't help but feel sorry for her. I also love Ethan, I think it's nice to have a story told from the point of view of the male character, something which is rare in a novel like this.

Lena and Ethan are thrown into some very difficult situations, and they make event from Beautiful Creatures seem much less awful. I cannot wait until the next books are released, so we can see what they have to face next, and I can only imagine that they will continue to get better, as the series goes on.

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl are awesome writers. They have great talent, and amazing imaginations. For two brains to come up with something so incredible and make it seem believable even though it is completely impossible, is just pure brilliance. Beautiful Darkness was one of the best sequels I have ever read, and I could definitely read it all over again right now. I can't wait to read the next books, or anything else written by these two amazing authors, and as you can probably tell, I'd recommend this book to anyone, and everyone. Whether young adult or adult, you'll get lost in this tale, and you'll never want to be found. I know I didn't.

I give it 5 Feet!


  1. Brilliant review! I just read Beautiful Creatures, so I'm excited to try the next installment :)


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