“Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing every changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena’s family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.
Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now Ethan’s eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there’s no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town’s tangled history and finds himself caught up in that dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is at it seems.”
I was so deep into Beautiful Creatures, by the way you can check out my review for that here, that I immediately purchased this on Amazon. I was not disappointed by this book in the slightest. If you take the books as just the series and don’t factor in the movie then this is not only the best book in the series but one of the better books that I’ve read in awhile. However, due to the fact that the movie is going to be bringing in a lot of new readers the things that happen in this book can leave you going “Huh?” The book as a whole was great though. I loved the new characters that were introduced in this book, along with the twists and turns that involved some of the older characters as well. One touch that I loved, and my not knowing if this is in the physical copies of the book is what takes it down for me, is the fact that the book contained illustrations throughout the book. I’ve already purchased the third book and I can’t wait to read it!
4 out of 5
Isabella Grey says
Oh, sounds good! After I finish the A Song of Ice and Fire book series, I might have to pick these up!
Added to my GoodReads to be read list! thanks for the review.
Deanna Ritz says
I have the book beautiful creatures and I haven’t picked it up yet. I think I’m going to have to now. Thanks for the review. 🙂
Glad you liked the book. Nice ob of reviewing it. Brief but it leaves the reader wondering.
I love coming here to find out what to read. I never know who to trust, but this information makes things clear.
I am currently on Orange is the New Black, and almost done, I need a new read soon!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I have to be honest – I am not a big reader, but the description of this one here pulled me right in. I really think I would enjoy this book, so I might end up getting a copy!
Jamie (Mama.Mommy.Mom.) says
I really love a good book! This one sounds like the kind of story I would get wrapped up in and probably finish in a day or two. Sometimes I joke that if I find a good book, my kids have to live on lemonade and Goldfish. It’s not entirely accurate, but sums up my point pretty well 😉
I love reading! I just got a kindle paperwhite and I am OBSESSED!! Thanks for sharing the book recommendation!
This sounds like a very interesting book. I love books that are non traditional. I have to have a little bit of mystery when I am reading a novel or series.
I love a good series book, and I need to really read more (less tv, more book time.) Going to check out your Amazon review now!
Series books can be fun. This looks like an interesting book – I’ll have to put it on my list. Thanks!
I’m always looking for a good book recommendation. I’ll have to check this one out!
oh, i’m all about supernatural lately!! this looks very intriguing
Laura MyNewestaddiction says
I didn’t read the first book but I did enjoy the movie. I did it that way because I am often left disappointed when I read a book and then watch the movie! Love hearing this book is good!
Ohhh this sounds like one I can really get on board with!! Adding this to my list 🙂
Virginia @thatbaldchick says
I think my sister in law would really enjoy this one.
Janeane Davis says
I read all the time and am always loo9king for a new bnoo0k to add to the collection. Thanks for giving me more for my e-reader.
Joanna Sormunen says
I’m so out of the loop that I have no idea what the Beautiful Creatures is. Besides it being a movie and apparently a book. I think I need to check them out in Amazon to understand a bit better what is going on.
It is good to know that this is the best book in the series. Excited for the movie.
My teen loves books like this. I will make sure to tell her about this. 🙂
Soooo I took a break with this series to read A Shade of Vampire. So obsessed1 I will finish the beautiful creatures series one day though!
Jennifer @TheRebelChick says
I need a new book to read after just finishing the new Stephen King novel. Thanks for your recommendation, this looks like a great novel!
This review comes at a good time – I’ve been looking for new stuff to read! This one sounds interesting but I’m going to check out your Beautiful Creatures review too.
Amanda Love says
Sounds like a great read and one that I would love to wrap myself in. Thanks for sharing.
Candy @ Candypolooza says
I like these types of books. I need to pick it up 🙂
This really kept me wondering so I might need to get it myself!
Stacie Connerty says
I really love to read but I don’t get a lot of time to do it lately. Looks like a good read.
Ashley M says
Personally I’m not a huge fan of these types of books but love when a book reintroduces old favorites. It’s like saying hi to an old friend and catching up with eachother.
Looks like an interesting read, I always prefer books to movies personally! Glad you enjoyed it!