Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Beautiful Creatures reminds me not to judge a book by its cover (or any of the other girly stuff on the book).


Dreams in the middle of the night of a strange girl, a creepy song that suddenly shows up on your Ipod and then just as suddenly disappears, waking up from your dreams with smells on your close that could have only come from your experiences in your dreams, the strange girl from the dreams showing up at school one day out of nowhere. Ethan thought his small little rural town of Gatlin, South Carolina, was a place where nothing changes and only “the stupid and the stuck” lived there. When Lena Shows up it turns his quaint small town life upside-down.

The first book of the Caster Chronicles, Beautiful Creatures, unexpectedly pulled me forward from beginning to end. From the title, cover design, and even the quote on the back “some loves are meant to be....others are cursed” just seemed to say, “If you are a guy, keep out.” I’m glad I didn’t heed the warning because I would have missed out.

The romance stuff is always done in a way that guys could relate to even if we couldn’t admit it. Ethan struggles with understanding girls and the crazy things they do just like we do. There is plenty of action, some “crack a smile” funny parts, and there is that heavy dose of paranormal.
I have to admit that this book has moved into my top ten even though it’s hard to admit it with such a seemingly girly vibe. If you are a guy that is not afraid to admit he likes reading, then you are a guy that needs to give this book a shot.


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  2. I review mostly YA and try to look for those books that would appeal to guys in the middle and high school grades. I would like to see them move away from low grade humor and towards entertaining and well written books. Feel free to let me know if anything comes my way.