Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Book Report: Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Disclaimer: Yes, I finally read the first book in this series. I fully realize that I am a negligent librarian for not reading it sooner. Now, let's move on.

There were a few details that I truly enjoyed about this book but they all seemed to fizzle out over the course... I loved the Southern Gothic setting and the atmosphere the authors created, but I found myself more than once being frustrated by character inconsistencies and plot weirdness. Yes, I know it's a book about the supernatural (trust me, my belief if very easily suspended), but some actions just didn't match up with those previous. Ya know? Also, and this is completely personal, but I cringed every time Ethan called Lena "L" for short. Those nicknames belong in the realm of Gossip Girl and just about nowhere else. Every time he said it, it made me like him less. That said, I found their romance subtle and interesting. And I really loved the character that is Ridley. Everyone loves a bad girl with a lollipop.

I STILL think this will make a striking film, so I'm excited for the movie to come out. Preview looks awe-some. Personally, I'm not going to rush out and read the next book, but I can see where this would have much appeal to those who love stories in which creatures, magic and spirits walk among us. Do you like the Twilight franchise? You will probably really dig this series.

1 comment:

  1. Don't always take my word for it. Here's a very different review of Beautiful Creatures from TBF Teen Blogger Miranda: TBF Teens Read

    And yes, I'm still going to see the movie!