Jun 4, 2013

Recent Reads: Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles, #2)
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Publisher:Little, Brown and Company
Available: Now! 


Format: EBook
Source: Bought, Kindle Library

My Rating:
***Please use caution! There may be spoilers if you have not read Beautiful Creatures***
Background: Lena has made it past her sixteenth birthday, but at what costs? Uncle Macon is gone. She isn't sure she wants to be with Ethan. She is still unclaimed and her next choice could mean life or death for the light or dark Casters of her family. Ethan is just trying to keep Lena sane and help her on her journey, but she doesn't know what she wants. Beautiful Darkness, is a continuation of Lena and Ethan's journey into the history of the Caster world and all the things it holds that could destroy the both of them.

Review: Beautiful Darkness almost seemed like the same story as Beautiful Creatures to me. There was a lot of the same angst and fear from Lena and Ethan's overwhelming sense of duty to her. That is not to say that I did not enjoy the book, but it did take me much linger to get through than book one.

Ethan's character finds out a lot of things about himself and his mother and their relationship to the Caster world that change him and his vision of the future. While Lena is going through the same torment she was in book one; wanting to be rid of her burden, choosing light or dark, but this time her family's lives hang in the balance.

The first half of the book was a little slow, just the blow-back from Lena's birthday and her angst and anger toward all the people around her. One you get to the 70% mark everything moves quickly, you learn about new threats to Lena and Ethan and the Casters and things really pick up. Looking forward to see where it heads next.

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1 comment:

  1. Saw your 4 stars, and your caution, so I kind of skipped your review since I haven't read it yet, but want to read it. I will take your 4 stars that you really liked it and give it a thumbs up lol Good enough for me!

    Lily @ Bookluvrs Haven