Ethan Wate lives in the small town of Gatlin, South Carolina with his dad and their long-time housekeeper, Amma after Ethan’s mother had died in a car accident recently. Ethan is a fairly normal sixteen year old, hanging out with his friend and other normal teenage activities other than he has been plagued by a dream of a mysterious girl and a random song keep appearing on his iPod.
When a new girl, Lena Duchannes, moves to town Ethan becomes curious to meet her. He and his friend Link see Lena’s arrival, in a hearse no less making Ethan one of the only ones suddenly excited to meet her. Soon Ethan discovers Lena is the girl of his dreams, literally. And this girl not only comes with her own secrets but also a family curse.
Beautiful Creatures is one of those books I’ve seen around forever and put off reading it being a bit concerned with the length. Unfortunately my worries were met when this one became one that the pace was absolutely killing me trying to get through this book. Such a slow one that could have easily been a lot shorter in length with the material contained within.
Don’t get me wrong I did enjoy the story buried within the pages of Beautiful Creatures but I couldn’t help but become bored trying to get to the better parts. The characters and story was interesting and it was nice to have a fantasy read of this nature from a male POV and there were a lot of good details added in here that were quite appealing. I just so wish this one went at a much quicker pace than it had. Perhaps the movie version would have been more my pace.