Just when Ethan Wate thinks he is getting used to the shocking, miraculous events of Gatlin, he returns to this southern hometown of his with Lena, only to find that the impossible and bizarre have gone to the next level. Like a biblical plague, thre are locust swarms, destructive storms, and life threatening heat waves. Even the powerful family of Lena's is affected, and their supernatural powers start to go awry.
Ethan welcomes the distraction of this temporary chaos because the darkness of his dreams has begun to haunt him in his waking life, causing him to experience partial amnesia. Yet his fate and the town's are intertwined. The more time passes, the more Ethan and Lena realize a new sacrifice is required to save Gatlin, but who, or what will it be?
Sometimes the answers are unclear, and all one can do is move forward, even if that means a tragedy awaits.
The film Beautiful Creatures was released in America in February 2013, and introduced us to the world of the Caster Chronicles. One of the highest rated young adult fantasy series, the story of Ethan Wate and Lana Duchannes is masterfully crafted by two American authors.
Kami Garcia was raised near Washington D. C.. Yet she has ties to the south, where these tales are set, and she has always been fascinated by the supernatural. Margaret Stohl has a background in the video gaming industry, where she applied her creative writing first. Though they created the Beautiful Creature series together, both women now live in California and work separately.
Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, “strange” and “impossible” have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena’s Claiming. Even Lena’s family of powerful supernaturals is affected—and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question emerges: what—or who—will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?
For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He’s being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it isn’t by Lena—and whatever is haunting him is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Even worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself—forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn’t know why, and most days he’s too afraid to ask.
Sometimes there isn’t just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there’s no going back. And this time there won’t be a happy ending. Download and start listening now!