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This book caught my eye around the same time the Beautiful Creatures movie came out. I've always had this love to hate relationship with paranormal books. I love them but I hate the fact that I do. So when I saw the trailer for the movie, I knew I had to read the books, I just couldn't get the movie out of my head. I saw the movie before I read the book, and most times I regret it because it kind of puts me off reading the book when I already know whats going to happen, however that was not the case for Beautiful Creatures. Since finishing the book I can honestly say it is very different compared to the movie and in this instance I'm glad.
Beautiful Creatures is told through the main male character, Ethan Wate who is counting down the days until he can finally escape his life in the small Southern town of Gatlin. Ethan explains Gatlin as a place where nothing ever changes and nothing ever happens. But he starts the question that opinion when Lena Duchannes, the girl his been having a reoccurring realistic dream about, suddenly shows up in town and changes everything. Lena's new and different and the people in Gatlin don't respond nicely towards people who are new and unlike their norm. Despite the whole towns view on this new mystery girl, Ethan can't help but be drawn to her, and soon finds out that different doesn't even begin to describe Lena's life. Lena is a Caster and she's been having the dream as well. Together they work to discover what the dream means and how its effect the both of them before time runs out.
My most favourite part in the entire Beautiful Creatures book is the fact that Lena and Ethan are able to talk to each other through their minds, which is know as Kelting. I found the kelting parts to be either super cute or horribly sad because it was a way for the two of them to communicate without anyone hearing. I thought this was a nice touch to the story and it complimented everywhere in the book it was used. The other favourite I had was Ethan. I adored that Beautiful Creatures was written in a male perspective and the two female authors did a great job and portray this male character. Everything Ethan did/thought in this book was refreshing because he wasn't like your typical male character.
So I would recommend Beautiful Creatures to everyone who is interested paranormal but more specific Caster/witches books. I thought Beautiful Creatures was an enjoyable read that ticked all the boxes and overall I give it 4 out of 5 stars!★★★★