I enjoyed this enough to become hooked on the series. It's sort of a mix of Twilight and Harry Potter, but the narrator is the male "mortal" teenager, and his girlfriend is a Caster (think wizard). The authors do a great job of creating Ethan and Lena's world, and the ancillary characters are particularly strong. In fact, by the third book, I was more interested in their stories than in the main romance.
The narrator is particularly good. He does a great job with a variety of characters and accents. The only thing I didn't like was the "canned" background sounds during the flashback scenes. For some reason, they give me a headache. Other than that, I recommend these books for both teen and adult readers (I teach middle school, so am sort of part of both demographics).
Books are my escape. Some books are even more inventive with someone else to make the right decisions on tones and inflection.
The audio was better then reading it. There's a tune that keeps playing in the book, and I was never able to do anything but read, but on audio when the tune starts before the words you get excited by what's about to come. The series is worth listening to versus reading.
It was seriously creative and was extremely visual. It is a little young, but it was fun to get lost in the story line.
great book cant wait to read book 2 and whole series !
This book was ok. The book held my attention the story was ok and I like the length of the book I felt as if I got my money's worth or my credit worth at least. I hate it when the book is to short you feel like your are getting ripped off for the amount of money you pay. The only thing that puts me off is the song. If I never hear that song again it will be too soon. It's an enjoyable listen you can give it a try.
This book is a good teen read, I enjoyed the characters. I think that there wasn't a lot of story development but was still enjoyable.
When the main characters Lena and Ethan first saw each other.
This was the first time I heard his performance, and I enjoyed his narratives.
Maybe. As long as it's not part of this series.
I would have made it much shorter. I didn't mind this book, but I felt that too many things were unnecessarily beaten into our heads, and I was really getting sick of Lena's whining after awhile. I enjoyed the story and liked the ending, but I just don't think I can stomach another two novels of this.
I have no complaints about the performance at all. I probably wouldn't have imagined the southern accent while reading, even though it makes perfect sense that Ethan would have one.
Yes and no. Certainly it was worth some of my time, but not really 17 hours worth.
Dear Kami Garcia: We get the point. Lena's eyes are GREEN. Seriously, I think this is mentioned almost 100 times, or at least it feels like it's that much.
I assumed it would be more of an adult story-line, but instead it's more for a teen/ young adult age group.
actually.. not bad at all really.
I watched the movie recently... And it Sucked!!
Yes Kevin T Collins does a really great job as Ethan...
It is a toss up between Omma or Link.... Omma with her Malkeezadek and crossword references and Link is just Link....
It did make me laugh... And started my wife and I talking like Omma in the house...
I am a school counselor that loves horror, fantasy, autobiographies, self-help, and Christian genres. I am a BIG bookworm! Reading is life!
I would not repeatedly listen to Beautiful Creatures for the simple fact of how long it was! I'm not fond of listening to long stories I've already read over and over again. For me, it is not as magical several times around because you already know what is going to happen.
I thought the author took the refreshing approach of spinning this story from the perspective of a boy instead of a girl! There are so many books out there that tend to follow the well-worn path of how a girl views the world and love that it becomes stagnant. I, also, enjoyed the fact that the book took place in the deep south. I could relate to the characters because I came from a small town so I know how a new person is viewed from the perspective of someone who has lived in the town all of their life. I enjoyed learning about the world of the castors. It's nice to see someone give a different perspective to an old concept such as witches.
Kevin T. Collins did a good job with bringing the characters to life. His voice did not grate on me and he did a decent job with dishing out accents for each character! I was able to differentiate between the characters and really get into the story.
I was shocked that the book was somewhat drastically different from the movie. I could see places where the movie took from the book, but for the most part, the movie was basically a different form of the story from the book.
I saw the previews to the movie and thought I had had to have the book. Oh my gosh. It blew my mind.