With the film coming out next week I decided to read “Beautiful Creatures” by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl. I was pleasantly surprised how much I actually enjoyed this book. It takes place in a very small town in South Carolina. The town itself is just a few stop lights and if you blink you would miss it.
We are introduced to our narrator Ethan in the middle of a kind of nightmare involving a girl he’s never seen and a song that seemingly disappears from his iPod when he seeks it out. With his father now a recluse since his mother’s passing, Ethan has found life more difficult than it once was, and it’s about to get a bit more complicated. When Ethan hears talk of a new girl in his high school (something which never happens) he is shocked to find that she is the girl from his dream.