The music did make a difference in the overall theme of the book.
I loved the flashback scenes with Genevieve and Ethan Wate and the civil war.
Film's already been made.
This is an excellent, excellent book. I couldn't wait to get the 2nd one (which I did immediately after finishing this one) and can't wait to get the next ones.
Always looking for a good book to listen to. To be sucked into their world as if I was there.
Captivating, Spell binding, Enticing
Lena is so in love with Ethan and will do anything to save him even not knowing what the consequences are. It's amazing to see that these two have so much of a connection even from the begining, not knowing each other but still having dreams of each other.
I love how Ethan stopped caring about what others thought of him and started to doing things for him.
Kevin provides such a great naration. He really has so much emotion and makes me feel like I'm really there.
Yes! I literally listened to it within 2 days.
Supernatural, teenagers, families
I liked Amma, with her love for the young man she had raised since infancy . I enjoyed the familiar stories about life in a small town in the south.
Yes, I would recommend this to anyone who loved the Twilight series. The performance is especially good.
The grave where the ghost sat on the tomb stone
Great job on narrating
Two thumbs up
I saw the movie first, then listened to the book. Im so glad I did it in this order. The movie did not do the book justice. There was so much going on in the book that I will listen again when I finish the series to find what I missed.
Great book! Although there are many supernatural books out there, this one really stands out. Each member of a family of casters has their fate decided for them on their 16th birthday. This story is about a caster coming of age and the fears she faces not knowing whether or not she will be chosen for light or dark magic. Set in the south, this telling doesn't just use the south as a location , but incorporates southern life into the story. The book is masterfully read by Kevin Collins, who uses just the right amount of southern drawl without overdoing it. Can't wait to read book 2 Beautiful Darkness.
Similar to the Twilight series in that it is a coming of age story for a young girl who is surrounded by the supernatural
With some readers the voices tend to be similar, not this reader. Kevin T. Collins breathes life into each character giving each one a voice of their own.
Beautiful Creatures cast a spell over you.
Will definitely be reading the entire series
Even though the story is predictable, the reader gets the southern accent so good it makes you feel like your there. By the end of the story you actually begin to care for the characters, which makes you want to read the next one.
I enjoyed all of the various characters and how their lives intertwined. There were so many different personality traits. I am from the south and loved hearing about the southern traditions and southern way of life. The sound effects of rain and storms also add to the ambiance of the book.
The moment they enter the Castor library is very suspenseful and detailed. It sounded fascinating for the characters to be there and very real to the reader.
The scenes when Ethan goes into his "dreams" take too long on audible. I thought there was something wrong with my download at first.
I loved the book and have already downloaded the whole series. You end up rooting for the casters
You think of them as normal people but they are not