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Monday, November 16, 2009

Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures
by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Ethan has been having strange dreams about a girl - the same girl who shows up in Gatlin. A girl unlike any of the native citizens of the small Southern town. Ethan has to decide what he would give up for this girl - who has strange powers and a background that would scare any normal guy away from her. Not only that, she is the niece of the local recluse, making her an instant target for all of Ethan's teammates and supposed friends. There's more to Lena than meets the eye and a history that first started in Gatlin years ago. Lena has her own choices to make.

I fell in love with the characters in this book - even the not so nice ones. The personalities just swept me up into the plot - even the minor characters that only appeared for a few scenes. Kami and Margaret do an amazing job of sucking you into the storyline and keeping you from becoming disinterested.

I do like that the book was told from the guy's perspective - it made Lena's secret all that more secretive and keeping the readers wondering. I have to talk about the length of the book too - it's perfect. Yes, you think 600+ pages would get old - but I can't see that book being any shorter than that. It may look like an intimidating size for a book, but trust me, you won't want this book to end. In fact, I had to tweet them to make sure they had a book planned after this one (yes, I'm a bit slow lately at book news).

Due to the awesomeness that is this book, it gets 5/5 Roses

Rumor has it that this book is already available at some online stores and bookstores.

*This book was given to me for review by the publisher.

48 comments:

  1. I haven't checked my B&N but I have a feeling that it's already there... great review :)

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  2. Great Review! I really want to read this book.

    http://fantasysink.blogspot.com/

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  3. Awesome review! Can't wait to read this!

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  4. Wow every review of this makes me want to read it more. So excited, the authors agreed to interview with my blog! I think I'm going to start this tonight I can't resist!

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  5. I'm reading this right now and loving it, especially the fact that its told in Ethan's pov. Its such a nice change to hear a story from a male's perspective.

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  6. I've heard good things about this one. And yeah, I've seen it in stores already.
    Great review - thanks!

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  7. I'm so glad there's going to be a second book.

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  8. Ohh this sounds so good. I won it from a contest this week and I am so excited to read it. The longer the book, the betetr in my opinion.
    Chioma

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  9. I loved this book too! So bummed it's part of a series and we have to wait on it now.

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  10. This one seems like a unanimous must-read. So obviously I MUST read it now. Only, where to find the time?

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  11. Great review. You've definitely hooked me.

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  12. Man, I've heard so many good things about this book. I'm definitely planning on checking it out sometime. Thanks for the review.

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  13. It's amazing when a book is so well written that you end up falling in love with all the characters, even the not so nice ones.
    It's amazing that two women wrote it from a boy's perspective.
    Cool review. :-)

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  14. I am really interested in reading this mostly because it's the guy narrating instead of the girl too. I think Intertwined is similar in that respect?
    BC's been getting awesome reviews everywhere, I'm dying to read it =D

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  15. Great review!! I adored BC so much and having it from Ethan's POV worked so well. I really want the second one to come out, but it looks like it's going to be a year-long wait considering BC just came out 3 days ago.

    At least it's supposed to be a 5(or 6?) book series :D

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  16. I couldn't agree more! The characters in this book were awesome. I too even liked the not so nice ones! I loved Boo Ridley! It's not often I single out an animal from a book!

    I still need to write my review. :( Maybe this weekend.

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy. I have several people who'd love to read this.

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  17. Everyone keeps gushing about this one, so I can't wait to read it! It's so refreshing to find a very long book that actually SHOULD be that long and isn't the result of sloppy editing!

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  18. This is definitely a book I need to get my hands on. great review

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  19. I love big books, especially when they're good enough to keep my attention throughout. Thanks for the review!

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  20. Thanks for making me want to read this even more than I already do! Geesh ;] I can not wait to get my grubby little fingers on this book. Great review!

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  21. Argh...Need to get this book ASAP xD

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  22. Thanks for the great review. I want to read this book sooooo bad!!

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  23. Thanks for the review. Gonna look into it more!

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  24. I want to read this book so much! I didn't know the book was that long, but as long as it's interesting and a good story it's ok. Great review!

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  25. Great review, Been seeing some great things about this book.

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  26. Sounds great. I am really hoping I get the chance to read this soon.

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  27. Wow, every review I've read so far has been positive, I really can't wait to read this book! :)

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  28. This book is moving towards the top of my tbr! I want to read it!

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  29. Great review! I still need to get a copy of this - it sounds awesome!

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  30. All of these fabulous reviews and still my library doesn't have a copy! ARGH.

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  31. I cannot WAIT for this book! It looks soooo good. I'm sure it won't disappoint!

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  32. This just sounds better and better with every review I read.

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  33. Wow, every review I read for this book is really good! I can't wait till I get my paws on this one!

    Great review!

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  34. I really loved this book and need to get my review up. XD I wasn't sure how I'd like reading from the guy's perspective but I actually really enjoyed it. Great review :D

    ~Briana

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  35. This sounds like a great book. This is definitely on the top of my to-read list!

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  36. Wonderful Review!:) I love the cover of the book.

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  37. cant wait to read this book!
    it was on Melissa Marr's list of top books for the year, so naturally I added it to my tbr list,lol. But I've heard others review it as great too so I'm excited

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  38. I've been hearing a lot of good things about this book all over the internet. it's also nice to read a 650+ pager once in a while. Sometimes the smaller word count books leave me wishing there were a little more to the books.

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  39. This one's on my shelf and I really looking forward to it now!

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  40. This sounds so complex and amazing. I'm glad it's 600+ pages. I love long books!

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  41. I'm definitely intrigued and can't wait to get my hands on a copy!! thanks!

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  42. This book is on my wish list and I can't wait to read it. I have never been intimidated by the size of a novel.

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  43. I can't wait to read this book! Your review has definitely put this book on my to be read list.

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  44. Alyssa won't talk to anyone when she's reading this book... not that I'm complaining. I may have to read this one since it's from the guy's POV.

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  45. Great review. I want to read it now.

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  46. I was curious to see what you thought about this book. I didn't like it as much when I read it as I did later on thinking about it. Weird, I know lol.
    Great review though! :)

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  47. I have this book sitting on my shelf waiting for me to read. I started it then lost interest, but I think your review gave me the motivation I needed to finish it!

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