BEAUTIFUL CREATURES SERIES by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
About BEAUTIFUL CREATURES #1 (taken from goodreads.com)
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen. She struggles to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. Ethan Wate finally meets the girl who haunts his dreams. On her birthday, she must choose good or evil. In a town with no surprises, this secret could change everything.
Review of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES SERIES
I personally did not really enjoy this series. The plot and stuff wasn’t too bad but it was kinda lame. I found that a lot of the time the words the characters said and the things they did seemed really forced. Like the author wasn’t really sure what was going to happen. Many things that were important in the series were never explained properly like Linkubus and the Caster’s powers. Another thing I didn’t like was how the town of Gatlin was a HUGE southern cliche. I’m not from the south so I don’t really know a whole lot about it but this was bad. Typical things like baking pies and reenacting the Civil War were pretty common throughout the whole series. Apparently one author did most of the story writing and the other did all the history stuff about how the town should be and whatnot. Honestly it felt like two different books mashed into one.
The characters were boring and lame. There’s Ethan who’s supposed to be a popular jock but never acts like it. Instead he’s a whiny baby. Then there’s Lena who can’t decide if she’s good or bad and goes back and forth through the whole series which gets old really quick. The rest of the characters were pretty stupid too. They continued to get worse as the series went on.
Anyways the whole series is only getting a 3 out of 5.
“The right thing and the easy thing are never the same.”