author: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
series: Beautiful Creatures #3
published: 18 October 2011
genre(s): fantasy, gothic, romance
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Is death the end . . . or only the beginning?
Ethan Wate has spent most of his life longing to escape the stiflingly small Southern town of Gatlin. He never thought he would meet the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes, who unveiled a secretive, powerful, and cursed side of Gatlin, hidden in plain sight. And he never could have expected that he would be forced to leave behind everyone and everything he cares about. So when Ethan awakes after the chilling events of the Eighteenth Moon, he has only one goal: to find a way to return to Lena and the ones he loves.
Back in Gatlin, Lena is making her own bargains for Ethan's return, vowing to do whatever it takes -- even if that means trusting old enemies or risking the lives of the family and friends Ethan left to protect.
Worlds apart, Ethan and Lena must once again work together to rewrite their fate, in this stunning finale to the Beautiful Creatures series.
This has been my favorite thus far in the series. There are so many twists and turns and I was always trying to guess what was going to happen next. It was action-packed and the secret quotient was definitely raised. The weaving themes of love and sacrifice, both romantic and not, was beautiful and it makes the reader look just a little differently at them.
The characters were as strong as they have ever been, as real as possible when created within the pages of a book. I was swept right along with them through their highs and their lows. I actually did my fair share of crying, ugly crying, at points!
Things to love about Beautiful Chaos…
- The mood. This is most definitely NOT a “feel good” book! But I liked that because it was raw and heart wrenching and real. The feelings that it evoked were intense and engrossing.
- The ending. Not that I wanted the book to end, but the cliffhanger was good!
Things I wanted more of…
- The supporting characters. So much of this centered on Ethan, which was great, but I have grown to enjoy a lot of the less central characters.
Love, love, LOVE so definitely pick this up!