Beautiful Creatures (Paperback)

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Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl have crafted an epic series. This series begins with the novel Beautiful Creatures.
Set in the South, Beautiful Creatures explores the topics of good and evil, magic, and most importantly, love. The love story between the two protagonists and how it unfolds amidst a world of danger and magic makes it a perfect read. The story embraces the southern gothic mythos, and it is held together by the beauty and deep connection of a timeless love. The book and the style it is written in flows easily, and captures the imagination of the reader until, when you get to that last page, you say “I want more.”

— Rosa, New Jersey

Winter 2009 Kids' List

“Ethan Wate has fallen into an impossible relationship with the beautiful outcast Lena Duchannes. But Lena has a secret that may prove more challenging than not fitting in at school. Combining the atmosphere of a Tennessee Williams drama and the bigotry of To Kill a Mockingbird, this gorgeously composed debut novel is a rare treat.”
— Krys Tourtois, Schuler Books & Music, Lansing, MI


The first book in a lush gothic fantasy series for younger readers of Charlaine Harris and fans of Cassandra Clare.

This edition features exclusive movie cover art and a foldout poster!

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. When Lena 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.

About the Author

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl live in Los Angeles, California, with their families. They are the authors of Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos, and Beautiful Redemption.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316231671
ISBN-10: 0316231673
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 20th, 2012
Pages: 592
Language: English
Series: Beautiful Creatures