Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Review: Beautiful Darkness
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Release Date: Oct 12, 2010
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Beautiful Darkness is completely amazing! Any girl would be crazy not to run away with Ethan! Beautiful Darkness picks up shortly after Beautiful Creatures ends and is still told from Ethan’s point of view. As Lena deals with the aftermath of all that's happened she finds herself changing and pulls away from Ethan. Instead of isolating herself Lena becomes close with her cousin Riley. Riley is a siren and dark caster and she is the definition of trouble and brings along John Breed who is capable of causing as much trouble as Riley.
As Lena let’s herself fall deeper and deeper into the darkness, Ethan is fighting to save her and will stop at nothing to get her back. I love that in Beautiful Darkness we learn more about the families and how they join together to help Ethan save Lena. The aunts give Ethan Lucille Ball, a cat, who will play a big part in Ethan’s search. Ethan’s childhood nanny Amma uses the spirit to help him on more than one occasion. I was so frustrated with Lena for simply wanting to give up and accept she belonged with the dark side of her family.
Beautiful Darkness flows very smoothly and the more you read the further you are submerged into the caster world. I also really enjoyed the side stories and the history that unravels through out the pages. There were many times when my heart broke for Ethan and I just wanted to reach out and hug him. Beautiful Darkness ended with a few unanswered questions and of course a cliff hanger that will keep you wondering what will come next! If you are a skeptic about this book I say give it a chance and you will find yourself mesmerized.
Authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl are on tour now. Check to see if they are stopping by you. I met both during the Smart Chicks Kick It tour and they are very entertaining so if you get a chance go out and support them. I am also really excited to see them at the Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX.
For more on Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness visit: http://beautifulcreaturesthebook.com/