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 escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. WhenLena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
Lena is moody, man. I mean I know you’ve got a chance of becoming evil, but no reason to start acting like you already are. I really thought that the book would be from her point of view too, but I’m kind of glad it wasn’t. It would have been too ‘woe is me.’ Otherwise this book was great! I really enjoyed reading, so much so that I totally looked up southern plantation houses and found some I want. They’re only about a million dollars or so, no big…
Anyway, I’m pretty excited to read the rest of this series. This book was very interesting and in all honesty, my only problem with it was how whiney Lena was at certain points. Otherwise she was great, the story was great, and the other characters were great. My favorite was of course Uncle Macon.
I really enjoyed the part of the book when the school and parents talked about expelling Lena and Uncle Macon walks in and sets everyone straight. He was like, bitches I’m gonna use my money and bring a wal-mart here. That shut everyone up real fast. I would highly recommend this book, especially if you like supernatural stories.
Quick movie review:
I actually picked up the Beautiful creatures series because I came across the movie one day and actually like it. Of course now having read the book it feels like two different stories with sort of a similar plot. Even with large amounts of the book cut out, and complete omission of some characters, I still liked it when I watched it again. The biggest thing I liked about the movie was that Lena wasn’t this emo high school girl. Sure she got moody here and there, but she had a lot more fire in her than she did in the book. When Emily tried to make fun of her, she defended herself instead of continuously ignoring it hoping they’d stop. I really wish that’s how she was in the book. Not a great movie adaptation, but still a pretty good movie.