Beautiful Chaos – book review

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Beautiful Chaos is the third of four books in the wonderful series, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

Ethan Wate was getting used to strange things happening in his small town of Gatlin. But recently he has been haunted in his dreams, not liking foods that he’s loved his whole life and forgetting names, numbers and even memories. When swarms of locusts, record heat and devastating storms hit, he knows something is really wrong. Even Lena and her family’s abilities are misfiring, which could potentially be dangerous. He and Lena must do something about it. However when time goes on, they start wondering what – or who – must be sacrificed in order to set things right and save Gatlin.

Slowly, Ethan begins slipping away. His soul is being shattered and the pieces are being taken away from him. He starts hearing voices, writing strange things and seeing things no one else can. Soon Ethan will no longer be able to remember those who matter most to him, or even himself. Ethan must do something, and quickly.

Lena and Ethan realise what must be done. A sacrifice must be made. Someone will die…

Wow. This book is intense. When I reached the end of the book, I was thinking ‘What?! What are they going to do that can fix this? How could they do that?! I can’t believe it!’. I still can’t believe it. I couldn’t let the book end like that. So I reread and reread the last three chapters over and over again, hoping that this time would be the time that no one would die. But every time, the book ended the same way. This book was unbelievably heart-breaking in the end. I guess it was good that I wanted to read the next book in the series, I mean, who wouldn’t? After just having one of the characters die before your eyes and seeing how this affected everyone around them, everyone would want to read the next book straight away. This book was so beautifully written, as were the others in the series, and it again hooked me in and kept me reading. I loved Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl and I would give it a score of 8 out of 10. Beautiful.  

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