While I haven’t read and reviewed Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, a lot of sites I respect for their book recommendations are raving about this book. It’s already a New York Times bestseller though it’s just been released. It also comes recommended by the Indie Next List Teen Pick and it’s on gift guides and “best of lists” at Amazon, Borders and Barnes and Noble.
I also think the summary is intriguing. Here’s the description from the fansite:
“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.”
I have to admit my interest is piqued. That’s why I’m passing along information about a book club contest being run at Castergirls.com, the official fan site for Beautiful Creatures. Caster Girls is giving away 12 copies and a chance to meet with the authors by Skype. Check out the site for details on how to enter. The deadline is February 5.