Beautiful Creatures

By Kami Garcia; Margaret Stohl
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316042673, 563pp.)

Publication Date: December 2009

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the 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


Description

There were no surprises in Gatlin County.
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.

At least, that's what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.

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 is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of the Legion series, which is being developed as a major motion picture. She is also the coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures novels, which have been published in thirty-nine countries and translated into twenty-eight languages. The first book was a major motion picture by Warner Brothers, directed and adapted by Academy Award nominated writer Richard LaGravenese.

Margaret Stohl is a lifelong science fiction fan, former video game designer, and coauthor of the "New York Times" bestselling Beautiful Creatures series. "Beautiful Creatures" is now a major motion picture. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.
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