Beautiful Creatures is the first of four books in the series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
Sixteen year-old Ethan has been dreaming about the same girl for months. Every night he dreams of her, yet he has never met her in his life. Until now.
The girl from his dreams turns out to be a girl named Lena, a new girl in town that has just started at his school. Ethan is automatically drawn to Lena and, despite the rumours about her and the fact that talking to her would be socially unacceptable; he can’t help but love her alluring personality and honesty.
But Lena isn’t an ordinary girl. Accustomed to being an outsider, she is reluctant to open up to Ethan.
That’s when weird things start happening in the small town of Gatlin. Windows shatter, lights short out and the weather patterns are all over. All of this intrigues Ethan more into finding out who Lena is, and why when she appeared, these things started happening.
In a matter of months, Lena is going to turn sixteen. And her birthday is going to decide her fate. What Lena chooses will not only determine her future, but the survival of her family. Can Lena fight evil? But the question is, in the end, will she want to?
I found Beautiful Creatures intriguing from the very beginning. I became entangled in Ethan’s life and felt that there was something bigger going than what meets the eye in Gatlin. The tension is held throughout the book, most of the answers to my questions to do with the past and Lena and her family weren’t answered straight away, which I liked because it kept me interested and reading on. I loved both Ethan and Lena’s personalities and found that they merged together very well, rather than living for and needing each other. I really enjoyed Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, and I’d give it a score of 7 out of 10.