An intense high school love story with witchcraft that is quickly winning many fans around the world. Set in the rural American south it has a dark, Gothic atmosphere and a strong paranormal premise that completely absorbs the reader. Told from the perspective of Ethan, his relationship with the Caster, Lena, is beautifully written.
In Ethan Wate’s hometown there lies the darkest of secrets...
There is a girl. Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head. Green eyes, black hair. Lena Duchannes.
There is a curse.
On the Sixteenth Moon, the Sixteenth Year, the Book will take what it’s been promised. And no one can stop it.
In the end, there is a grave.
Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be decided.
Ethan never even saw it coming.
Praise for Beautiful Creatures
'Otherworldy . . . [with] plenty teens will like: romance, magic, hauntings, and the promise of more to come.' - Booklist
'[Readers] will be swept up by the haunting and detailed atmosphere, the conventions and strictures of Southern life, and a compelling and dimensional mythology.' - Publisher's Weekly
'This novel has been generating major Twilight-level buzz.' - Teen Vogue, Dec/Jan Issue
'A hauntingly delicious dark fantasy, a cast of fascinating characters, a rich gothic setting - this debut novel is one to watch.' - Cassandra Clare, New York Times bestselling author of The Mortal Instruments
'Gorgeously crafted, atmospheric, and original. I devoured it.' - Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Lovely
'A lush Southern gothic whose memorable, eccentric characters draw you into their captivating world.' - Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author of Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale
'Like a thick, hot Carolina summer, this story seeps into you until it's all you can think about.' - Carrie Ryan, The Forest of Hands and Teeth
'Exquisitely told and impossible to forget.' - Michelle Zink, Prophecy of the Sisters
About the Author
Kami Garcia is a teacher and reading specialist with an MA in education, and leads book groups for children and teenagers.
Margaret Stohl has an MA in English and studied creative writing under poet George MacBeth at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. They both live in Los Angeles, California, with their families. Beautiful Creatures is their debut novel.
A hauntingly delicious dark fantasy, a cast of fascinating characters, a rich Gothic setting - this debut novel is one to watch -- Cassandra Clare, New York Times Bestselling Author Of The Mortal Instruments Series A lush Southern gothic whose memorable, eccentric characters draw you into their captivating world -- Holly Black, New York Times Bestselling Author Of Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale Beautiful Creatures is a tale of absorbing love and impossible choices. Like a thick, hot Carolina summer, this story seeps into you until it's all you can think about -- Carrie Ryan, Author Of The Forest Of Hands And Teeth
Series: Caster Chronicles
Number Of Pages: 563
Published: 4th January 2010
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.800 x 13.0 x 3.400
Weight (kg): 19.7
Edition Number: 1