Sunday, May 19, 2013

Beautiful Creatures Review!

Hello readers!!

I know I have been a terrible blogger lately and for that I am so sorry. I am working on being better :)
To get back into the swing of things I bring you my thoughts on Beautiful Creatures.

On Goodreads this book has gotten a lot of mixed reviews and I understand why. Going into this book I had high expectations about it. All of the book bloggers I watch on YouTube loved it, it seemed like my type of book and I couldn't wait to start reading it. However, around page 200 or so I realized the pace of the book was not going to pick up. It just drugggggg on and on. The ending, however, was so unexpected and AMAZING! it just took for everrrr to get there.

If you are not familiar with Beautiful Creatures then here is a brief synopsis:

Nothing new ever happens in the small southern town of Gatlin, South Carolina. At least until the Boo Radley of Gatlin comes into town. Lena Duchannes is mysterious, troubled, and the worst thing you can possibly be in Gatlin, different. Everyone in town automatically hates her. Everyone except Ethan Wate. Ethan has been longing to get out of Gatlin for years. When he meets Lena she is like a breath of fresh air. Her mystery and secrets introduce Ethan to a side of Gatlin he never dreamed could exist. But as Lena nears her 16th birthday, the secrets of Gatlin, the Duchannes', and the Wates are exposed leaving Lena and Ethan changed forever.

Sounds good right? Well it is. The plot line is fantastic! It's mysterious, unique, and the ending will have you at the edge of your seat. The southern setting is rich and full of interesting characters. Our protagonist, Ethan, is so funny and lovable. I just want to be friends with him. He is adorable and slowly turning into one of my favorite literary male characters.

The problem I had with the book was the pacing. Right when the plot should speed up, it continues to creep along. If the plot wasn't so interesting I wouldn't have made it through. I also think I would have enjoyed this book more if I was around 15-17. Some parts are written in a more juvenile way, but it may be the age of the main characters (15-16). However, I am still excited to continue the series. Fingers crossed that the pacing improves with the series.


Stars: 3.5 out of 5
Pacing: Horrible
Plot: Amazing!

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