Beautiful Creatures (Beautiful Creatures #1)

Beautiful Creatures (Beautiful Creatures #1)

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her ...

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Title:Beautiful Creatures (Beautiful Creatures #1)
Author:Kami Garcia
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Beautiful Creatures
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:563 pages pages

Beautiful Creatures (Beautiful Creatures #1) Reviews

  • karen
    Oct 12, 2010
    oh my god, shusshify with all the loving on this book! this is another example of the world conspiring to tell me untruths. like, that sarah jessica parker is really hot. "yeah, i don't know, she's kind of got a weird face, i am just not attracted to her" "no! she is hot!! look...
  • mark monday
    Jul 25, 2010
    MOVIE UPDATE so i just watched the movie adaptation last night and i liked it! certainly superior to the book, and way better than the Twilight adaptations. i wonder why the movie was so unpopular? it was cute, the effects were good, the sets for the magic mansion were pretty cool, ...
  • Annalisa
    Jul 10, 2010
    From some of the reviews I've read, I was sure the writing was going to be atrocious. It's not. Sure there are times when it's repetitive and there's quite a few inconsistencies (where someone would say or do something and then contradict it a few pages later) and there were times when...
  • Kerry
    Jul 15, 2009
    I acquired a copy of Beautiful Creatures at ALA from a teen who was my super hero. She had an extra copy and gave one to me and so I have to say Thankyouthankyouthankyou to you (I'm sorry I don't know your name) for your random act of kindness that I will pay forward. I haven't bee...
  • Alethea A
    Jul 29, 2009
    SUN, APRIL 18 at 2 pm - Meet Kami & Margie at Borders Glendale (CA) RSVP here: http://bit.ly/grbeautifulc Beautiful Creatures is exactly what I aspire to be as a human being: pretty, funny, and smart all in one package. Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl have written a seamless and...
  • Kristi
    Apr 09, 2009
    Three words; unique, epic & addictive Wow. I mean really, wow. I have no words. I really have no words. It's so much more easier for me to give reasons why I don't like something, rather than try to explain why I do. I mean, I don't know why I like something. I just do! But l...
  • Kasia
    Dec 01, 2009
    Southern Gothic, huh? Haunted mansions, prejudiced folk and proper manners. Well it's all that alright. And makes a damn good debut, I'll tell you as much. It's being sold as the next Twilight and as of now it does too deliver on that front, although time will eventually show if it is ...
  • Kimberly Derting
    May 18, 2009
    It took me longer than it should have to read Beautiful Creatures, mostly because I kept re-reading passages (and sometimes entire sections) just to savor that southern *feel* that the authors captured so incredibly well. From the language to the characters to the settings, I felt like...
  • Cara
    Oct 21, 2009
    "Mortals. I envy you. You think you can change things. Stop the universe. Undo what was done long before you came along. You are such beautiful creatures." Doesn't that line just give you the shivers?!?!?!? I doubt that they are people who will read this and not have a big impre...
  • Melissa Marr
    Apr 17, 2009
    My blurb (sent to the editors of the book): ?Beautiful Creatures is gorgeously crafted, atmospheric, and original. I devoured it.? ...
  • Heather
    May 01, 2009
    It has taken me a small eternity to write this review. I was down a hand for I had to use my left index finger to clamp down on my left eyelid in order to stop the twitching that began around page 65 of Beautiful Creatures. Meet the culprit. ?As I lay down, she sat up, I sat up, she ...
  • Tatiana
    Sep 19, 2009
    Ugh, another overhyped paranormal YA creation. When will I learn not to buy into hype? Just like so many readers, I gave into the favorable internet buzz and opened the book with an expectation of it to be something special. Unfortunately, "Beautiful Creatures" was just another painful...
  • Margaret Stohl
    Apr 30, 2009
    :) ...
  • Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
    Nov 12, 2014
    4 stars!! This is another one of those cases where watching the movie motivated me to read the book. I loved that this book didn?t have the typical paranormal creature (vampire, werewolf, etc?) and I was even more intrigued by the deep family and town history that played a h...
  • Kristen "Kirby"
    Jan 10, 2010
    Got to page 110. Here's my beef. Ethan sounds like a woman--or a very, very, feminine man. He notices things like pink finger nails, too dark tans, whether someone is too fat for their skirt, or what kind of purse she has. And, tell me, what 17 year old boy has a thing against blond...
  • galleycat
    Mar 23, 2010
    Your average, ordinary, overhyped debut. For starters, too long. Coulda been a tighter, stronger story in half the 600-plus pages. Lots of backstory at the front end, so the story is slow to get going. And even then, it's not a page-turner. I found myself skim-reading through m...
  • Marie Lu
    Jul 25, 2011
    Gorgeous, dark, lush, and gothic. It's so refreshing to read a paranormal romance told from the point of view of the guy, and Ethan is a fantastic narrator. Through his eyes, Gatlin comes alive in all its small town glory, full of whispers and secrets and prejudices (the Civil War tidb...
  • Haleema
    Nov 24, 2010
    This was one of the worst books I have ever read. Even with two authors it failed to satisfy me. The story is overloaded with cliches. The characters are all... nothing. Ugh... I wish Goodreads had a "Hated it so much that a part of me just died" star. A "Didn't like it" star ridicules...
  • Emilija
    Feb 06, 2011
    Fuck you, Beautiful Creatures, and everyone that is in this stupid ass book. Let?s start of, with our beloved Ethan. I can?t stand him. I want to rip his balls off because he doesn?t deserve them. He?s not even a Gary Stu, he?s a fucking Mary Sue. No, I?m not kidding. I...
  • Emily May
    Dec 22, 2012
    Phew, I am so glad that's over. I can't believe I actually made it through all those pages, I'm sure I wouldn't have done if I hadn't set myself the challenge of reading every monthly book club read chosen by one of my groups. Ugh. Seriously, just ugh. I have read some dismal books ...
  • Kat O'Keeffe
    Jan 01, 2013
    Really liked this book! Such a cool world & magic system, with great characters and a rich, vibrant setting! It took me a little while to really get into the story, and the ending was a bit anti-climatic, but I'm very much looking forward to continuing the series! I really enjoyed ...
  • Marnie  Krüger
    Oct 20, 2017
    This was FUN! I vaguely remember seeing the movie many, many years back. Thinking the primes was awesome I got myself all four books; but never got around to reading them. Now I'm kind of glad it took me so long to get around to them. I know, most people say the opposite thing, but...
  • Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
    Dec 20, 2011
    It's not often that a book has me cringing, wanting to throw it down in frustration and never to return to it again. Unfortunately, Beautiful Creatures was written so badly and unconvincingly so that's what I would have done, if not for a reading challenge I was trying to complete. ...
  • Corey
    Mar 08, 2012
    This is an emotionally charged, moody, and atmospheric novel that is very reminiscent of how YA fiction was in the 90's and early 00's, before Twilight came along. By that, I mean it is full of quirky, average, outcast-type characters who drive the plot line along through their unique ...
  • Sandra
    Aug 23, 2012
    How the heck is this book turning into a movie?! I'm telling ya, reading this THING is like walking through mud that has some sharp stuff in it. It's slow and painful. But, before i'm gonna go all ballistic, and talk about how much i didn't enjoy reading Beautiful Creatures, i'm go...
  • P
    Mar 18, 2014
    ?The right thing and the easy thing are never the same.? I don't know why I read this book. Beautiful Creatures sounds promising at first just like Twilight, a forbidden love story where two souls find each other in the darkest moment of their lives. But I didn't like Eth...
  • ellemaddy
    Sep 11, 2014
    So i started reading this book because i watched half of the movie and i was like? Could it be as bad as the movie? And it has like so many books in the series, so it might be good. Lets try this. Oh man, I regret it. I am so pissed. I spent like one day and a half to finish reading th...
  • Adita ✨The Slumbering Insomniac✨
    Jan 21, 2017
    They made a schlocky movie out of an equally schlocky book and you guessed it right-- ...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Apr 07, 2016
    So I'm giving this the 4 stars I think I would've given it if I had read this book before I saw the movie. The pacing was kind of slow for me, but I think seeing the movie before reading the book really affected how the story played out. There really wasn't any mystery or suspense ...
  • Miranda Reads
    Apr 16, 2018
    Teenagers. Everything is so apocalyptic. Truer words have never been spoken. Ethan lives in Gatlin and which is just about the most boring town in existence. Well...until Old Man Ravenwood's niece shows up in the company of a wolf and driving a hearse. Things suddenly got a lot mor...