Monday, September 21, 2015

Beautiful Darkness - Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (Caster Chronicles #2)

Published Date: October 12, 2010
Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult
Synopsis: Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever 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.

Sometimes life-ending.

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 that 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 the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

I am absolutely enamored with Ethan Wate because who wouldn't want a boyfriend that's obsessed with protecting you? I was heartbroken as I was reading about Lena and Ethan's relationship and how it progressed because... Well you get the gist of it and I don't really like spoilers unless if I want to save you guys the time from reading this and well, this is a must-read.

It was one of those books that was really hard to read at first because it just was not your style but then as son as you get into the third chapter, you realize that you're almost halfway through the book and the sun is coming up. Exhausted, you want to sleep for a couple hours before work but that didn't happen. It had me questions what sleep was. 

This new character that is going to be introduced in this book will have you falling hard just from his looks but not his dick-headed personality. Now personally, another new character is just coming in and your head will spinning with the words of 'WTF, Ethan.' 'You can't do that.' 'You can't call her that.' But then again, I said the same thing about Lena throughout the novel. There were some parts that just made me slam my book and almost, I said almost, chuck it at the wall and crack the plaster. One of the heaviest books that I have read.

Also the plot twist was just mind-blowing and the revelation just hits you like a couple of bricks. 

So I am going to rate this book a good 4 out 5 stars because there were some parts of this book that were just distasteful and you cannot do anything about it. It's published and done with. I think that I am going to go ahead and read the next book in the series and see where we are from there.

The next book will hopefully be Forever with You - Jennifer L. Armentrout and the White Rabbit Chronicles - Gena Showalter. 

By this weekend, I am going to be a little helper for Ms. Gena Showalter and storm the bookstores and stick her books with some stickers. Maybe you'll see one of us helpers storming the stores.

Blog you later, awesome book nerds and I will be back with The Prisoner of Cell 25 - Richard Paul Evans.

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