This book has several great qualities, but is hampered by the flawed characterization of the protagonist. Assuming that "Beautiful Creatures" is the first novel in a long series, it does a wonderful job of creating a solid foundation to build on. The book's pace is slowed slightly , by a tremendous amount of quality description. The authors did a brilliant job creating an authentic, complex southern setting, for their well developed characters to inhabit. The story line is fairly straight forward with few nice twists. The audio book uses several pieces of music and sound effects to enhance the listener's experience. The only real flaw in this book is Eathan Wate. Which wouldn't be to bad, except the entire book takes place from his point of view. He is simply not believable as modern, male, high school athlete, even if he's intellectual and well read. His characterization was just slightly off. His thoughts and actions don't seem to be those of teen-aged heterosexual male.
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges
I'm a curious creature. Being curious I sometimes do things that everyone advise against, but I can't help it. Curiosity killed a perfectly healthy credit I could have used for something that deserved it. It's a lesson I won't forget. There are too many things wrong with this book. It would take me long time to write them all up. I already wasted too much time on this crap, I don't wish to continue. Sorry.
Personally, similar vibes to that of Twilight (roles reversed) but extremely witty, more in depth characters and by far way better series than the Twilight Saga.
ALL OF IT! Each character had a special connection to one another. The best part was discovering the characters relations and themselves.
Intelligent! Well-written. Book lovers rejoice! This one has loads of witty references to the greatest novels and authors of all time.
If you enjoy coming of age love stories, anything supernatural, bro-mance, or YA novels, you should definitely give this series a chance!
I love this series!
Shelly singer song writer lover of the spoken word
I saw the movie and I felt that there was something missing. so I wanted to see what I missed. omgoodness. I am in love with this book. the narrator is so perfect for this story. can't wait to read the series
First thing I want to say is that so many people want to compare this to Twilight. I loved Twilight, but this is nothing like it. Only comparison is this is a teen Fantasy romance, but that is where it stops, and there are many teen fantasy romance books out, so I don’t know why people are saying this is like Twilight. FYI I loved all the Twilight books, so if this was like twilight I would have loved this book anyway. OK!
Overall this is a wonderful story. And it was a fun read. If you love teen fantasy, and if you love teen fantasy romance and all that comes with that, then you will love this book. If you do don’t like any one of these thing then this book is not for you.