Beautiful Creatures is a young adult novel written by authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, and the first book in the Caster Chronicles series.
The movie adaptation has just been released in South African cinemas and stars Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Alice Englert and Alden Ehrenreich. Click HERE to watch the official move trailer.
In Ethan Wate’s hometown there lies the darkest of secrets…
There is a girl … (slowly, she pulled the hood from her head. Green eyes, black hair. Her name? Lena Duchannes.)
There is a curse … (on the Sixteenth Moon, the Sixteenth Year, the Book will take what it’s been promised. And no one can stop it.)
In the end … (there is 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.
Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be decided.
The Caster Chronicles book series is followed on by another three books:
- Beautiful Darkness
- Beautiful Chaos
- Beautiful Redemption