Previews are one of my favorite things about movies. There’s no being late to movies with me, because I must see every.single.one. I know I’m not alone in my love of previews! While at a movie recently, the preview for this book hit the big screen and it looked rather interesting and once it said “Based on the book…” I wrote down the title to later add to my library list. Because we all know books are always better than the movie.
I’m glad I did! This looks to be a intriguing and exciting series. It took me a plane flight from Austin to LA to finish the first in the series, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Nothing like a little teen gothic fiction to keep you interested.
I mean, I admit I read the Twilight series in record time (but I refuse to read it again), so I’m not surprised I enjoyed this one. What I liked more about this series, is I actually like the main character Lena. Always a plus. And the first book is written from Ethan’s point of view. While different from what I’m used to in this genre, I think it worked perfectly for the book.
The description is rather inviting as well (from amazon.com):
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.
Since I’ve appreciated my southern roots more and more and I love anything regarding the Civil War (you’ll see where that comes in when you read the book), this series definitely has a new fan.
P.S. I think they did a fabulous job on the casting too.