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Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl February 12, 2013

Beautiful Creatures

Lena Duchannes is new in town and living with her uncle, resident hermit Macon Ravenwood. It’s not easy being accepted in small-minded Gatlin where daily life is dictated by the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). Life-time resident, 16-year old Ethan Wate is drawn to the mysterious Lena. What is their connection? You have to go back 150 years to find out! And what is so different about the Ravenwoods? Lena’s 16th birthday is fast approaching, and things will never be the same.

Colorful extended-family members and a dog named Boo Radley add charm and depth. Homage to Anne Rice, Stephen King’s Carrie, and Harper Lee is appreciated by the eclectic reader.

First published in 2009, Beautiful Creatures is sure to generate a lot of hype as the long-awaited movie is about to be released.

Check this out in audio book or manga, gorgeously illustrated by Cassandra Jean.