Before she wrote her solo novel Unbreakable, Kami Garcia teamed up with Margaret Stohl to pen their best-selling book series, Beautiful Creatures. The first book has since been made into a major motion picture (which, despite not doing great at the box office, I actually loved) and a spin-off series, called Dangerous Creatures, will be coming out very soon.
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
Did you know, Beautiful Creatures was actually the first-ever Book of the Month feature here at Novel Novice? Delve deeper into the series by checking out these archived posts:
- 2.1.10 – Beautiful Creatures February Desktop Calendar
- 2.2.10 – Beautiful Creatures Book Trailer #1
- 2.3.10 – EXCLUSIVE Beautiful Creatures Contest
- 2.4.10 – What’s so hot about a nice guy?
- 2.5.10 – Amma’s Coca-Cola Cake Recipe (from Beautiful Creatures authors Kami Garcia & Margie Stohl)
- 2.6.10 – Spotlight on the official Beautiful Creatures website
- 2.7.10 – Music videos for “Sixteen Moons” from Beautiful Creatures
- 2.8.10 – Free valentines for Beautiful Creatures
- 2.9.10 – Beautiful Creatures Book Trailer #2
- 2.10.10 – Family Trees: Are you related to Ethan or Lena?
- 2.11.10 – Make your own version of Lena’s necklace
- 2.12.10 – Book recommendation for Beautiful Creatures fans
- 2.13.10 – One fan’s version of Lena’s necklace
- 2.14.10 – Desktop Wallpaper featuring Ethan & Lena
- 2.15.10 – Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl: “Teens Read, too!”
- 2.16.10 – International covers for Beautiful Creatures
- 2.17.10 – Cooking with Kami & Margie
- 2.18.10 – Explore the World of Beautiful Creatures
- 2.19.10 – Spotlight on CasterGirls.com fansite
- 2.20.10 – Desktop Wallpapers: Ethan & Link, the boys of Beautiful Creatures
- 2.21.10 – Beautiful Creatures in the Classroom: One Teacher’s Story
- 2.22.10 – Profile of co-author Kami Garcia
- 2.23.10 – Profile of co-author Margaret Stohl
- 2.24.10 – Amma’s C.R.O.S.S.W.O.R.D.
- 2.25.10 – Beautiful Creatures & YA Lit Alternative Assessment Choices
- 2.26.10 – Desktop Wallpapers featuring Lena
- 2.27.10 – Desktop Wallpaper featuring Ridley
- 2.28.10 – It’s been a beautiful month for Beautiful Creatures
- BONUS POST: Completed student projects for Beautiful Creatures
- Contest winner announced
And check out the trailer for the Beautiful Creatures movie, which is now available on Bluray and DVD: