Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl 


Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Pages: 563
Goodreads synopsis: 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 met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
My thoughts: I really liked Lena and Ethan. They were such eccentric characters and a really interesting take on the average paranormal couple. They both had flaws and both had really interesting back stories aside from one another. I really appreciated that.
One great thing about this book: It’s a male POV. That seems so rare in YA these days and I love that Stohl and Garcia did a great job of it. Kudos to them!
The story itself was a little bizarre at times. It was well written and easy to read, but I found myself losing interest for a chunk of the book. The book weighed in at around 563 pages and I felt like the story could’ve been accomplished in less. I hope that this won’t be the case for the next two books in the Caster Chronicles.
If you like paranormal YA (no vampire-werewolf love triangle this time!), this would be great to check out.