Title: Beautiful Creatures
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Date Published: December 1, 2009
In Ethan Wate's hometown there lies the darkest of secrets. . .
There is a girl. Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head . . . Green eyes, black hair. Lena Duchannes.
There is a curse. On the Sixteenth Moon, the Sixteenth Year, the Book will take what it's been promised. And no one can stop it.
In the end, there is a grave.
Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be decided. Ethan never even saw it coming.
This book was nothing like I expected. Probably because I based my thoughts on brief viewings of ads from the movie. When it started with the POV of a guy, I was temporarily convinced I was listening to a different book.
I listened to the enhanced version, which I assumed meant the singing and background noises. For the most part, those noises were a bit annoying. I did find the singing part helped set the mood though.
The narrator did a pretty great job with all the accents. I do think Kevin T. Collins helped the story come to life. I'll have to listen to the rest of the series.
Using a small town for the setting was kinda brilliant. Especially with the exclusionism of someone new and different. Throwing in paranormal aspects just made everything that much cooler.
Although I had gone into this with false ideas, I ended up really liking it. I'm interested to see how things turn out in this series.