Beautiful Creatures

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By Kami Garcia

By Margaret Stohl

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Secrets, strangers, and curses will lure you into the first book of the instant New York Times bestselling contemporary gothic fantasy series—where a stirring paranormal romance unfolds in an isolated southern town.

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.

  • Praise for Beautiful Creatures:
    An Instant New York Times Bestseller
    An Indie Next List Selection
    A William Morris YA Debut Award Finalist
    A New York Public Library "Book for the Teen Age"

    "Gorgeously crafted, atmospheric, and original. I devoured it." - Melissa Marr, NYT bestselling author of Wicked Lovely

    "A lush Southern gothic." - Holly Black, NYT bestselling author of Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale

    "A hauntingly delicious dark fantasy." - Cassandra Clare, NYT bestselling author of City of Bones

    "A potent mix of the gothic, the mythic, and the magical...With original characters, complex world building, and crackling prose, this is masterful storytelling." - Deborah Harkness, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches on the Beautiful Creatures novels

    "Like a thick, hot Carolina summer, this story seeps into you until it's all you can think about." - Carrie Ryan, NYT bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth
  • "This book has it all...Who could ask for more? A sequel? Please!" - VOYA

    "In the Gothic tradition of Anne Rice, the authors evoke a dark, supernatural world...Give this to fans of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight or HBO's "True Blood" series." - School Library Journal

    "[Readers] will be swept up by the haunting and detailed atmosphere, the conventions and strictures of Southern life, and a compelling and dimensional mythology." - Publishers Weekly

    "Smart, textured and romantic." - KirkusReviews

On Sale
Sep 14, 2010
Page Count
592 pages
ISBN-13
9780316077033

About the Author

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl are longtime friends and coauthors of the #1 New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures series. The first book in the series, Beautiful Creatures, is now a major motion picture. In addition to writing together, they have written solo novels: Unbreakable, an instant New York Times bestseller and the first book in Kami’s series, The Legion; and Icons, the first book in Margaret’s Icons series. They invite you to visit them online at kamigarcia.com & margaret-stohl.com.

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