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Beautiful Chaos: Beautiful Creatures, Book 3 | [Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl]

Beautiful Chaos: Beautiful Creatures, Book 3

Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena's Claiming. Even Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals is affected - and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What - or who - will need to be sacrificed?
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Publisher's Summary

Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena's Claiming. Even Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals is affected - and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What - or who - will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?

For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He's being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it isn't by Lena - and whatever is haunting him is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Even worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself - forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn't know why, and most days he's too afraid to ask.

Sometimes there isn't just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there's no going back. And this time there won't be a happy ending.

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©2011 Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl (P)2011 Hachette Audio

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    Rusta 11-29-11
    Rusta 11-29-11
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    "A great Caster Chronicles book"

    This is a great Caster Chronicles book. At first I thought “Oh no, the same story of Lena’s choice”, but I wasn’t right because this time the Eighteen Moons song is related to another thing. After the end of “Beautiful darkness”, chaos has invaded Gatlin and the characters have to do something to stop it.

    In spite of the fact that the beginning is a bit slow, after two hours of listening I was completely caught by the plot. I liked how it characterizes the characters: we know more about Liv, John and Sarafine, and Ridley and Link are very funny. I also think that this book is kind of more “human” because it enters personal aspects in a very touchy and natural way.

    In the second book I thought that the authors didn’t give us enough clues and they “invent” too much surprises in the last pages. However, in “Beautiful chaos” they have done a good job, they give us some clues little by little and the end is consequent with all of them. By the way, a very good end!

    I have to say that this book will please Caster Chronicles fans. Nevertheless, if you are one of those who think that these books are too slow and full of details, go away from here because “Beautiful chaos” has the same style.

    The performance by Kevin T. Collins it's ok, but I think he could do it better with feminine voices.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ben Coquitlam, BC, Canada 11-11-11
    ben Coquitlam, BC, Canada 11-11-11
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    "The performer was wonderful, the book, no mystery"

    Kevin T. Collins did a fantastic job. The story seems to be getting a bit stretched out, and I dont know if i will want to listen to the other two in the series. I thought this was such a different series, but this third installment seemed to lack the excitement of the other two. The plot was easy to discern. I like a little more mystery. Worth listening to if you are a fan of the series, and definately the reader makes it very fun!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andy Guisera 05-16-15
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    "Good enough!"

    For being my first audio book I enjoyed very much the story. The way it was told transported me to the world I was listening about.

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    Jessica 01-21-15
    Jessica 01-21-15 Member Since 2012
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    "One of my favorite series"

    The performance of the narrator really helped make this series as great as it is. I love the characters and the story.

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    Bree 01-10-15
    Bree 01-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "LOVEED IT!"

    This book is great! wonderdul narrator, along with a wonderdul story. will definitely listen again!

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    Bob-o CHARLESTON, SC, United States 03-01-14
    Bob-o CHARLESTON, SC, United States 03-01-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Better than the first two"

    This book was much better than the previous. Like the previous, it starts out slow, in fact the whole first half is slow, but then the pace picks up quickly and there are a lot more interesting events going on. Overall I really enjoyed it except for the huge cliff hanger at the end. There are still a lot of story lines to wrap up, not to mention the major one at the end. The narrator is great, not quite 5 stars, but great in any case. I've forgotten to mention in my earlier reviews that there is a song that plays here and there throughout the book which is nice, but there are some other sound effects that I just don't like. I just don't like sound effects in audiobooks. Another thing I don't like about this series is that there isn't a lot about the magic system. If there was more info on the magic system, and more magic for that matter I would give it mor stars. I've bought the next and final book in the series just for closure really. I hope it's as good as this one.

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    Lauri Grayslake, IL, United States 08-08-13
    Lauri Grayslake, IL, United States 08-08-13 Member Since 2014

    Wife, mother, aspiring writer and a lover of re-reading books.

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    "It's a third book..."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I honestly feel that the information in this book could have been consolidated into the other three. I found a ton of the information to be redundant.


    What was most disappointing about Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl ’s story?

    The fact that they felt the need to constantly remind me of what had happened to the characters or their characteristics.


    Have you listened to any of Kevin T. Collins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was the first.


    Could you see Beautiful Chaos being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Absolutely not. They botched Beautiful Creatures so horrifically that they will never be able to get subsequent movies right.


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    Princess D CA USA 08-02-13
    Princess D CA USA 08-02-13 Member Since 2012

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    "I really wanted to like this series!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The storyline and character development/connections could have been much stronger. I really don't care about Lena and Ethan's relationship and love for each other. They bore me as a couple. I cared more about Liv and Ama and their relationships with Ethan. Lena seems really annoying to me.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm going to re-listen to Divergent and Insurgent to get ready for Allegiant in October.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The reader, Kevin Collins, did a good job.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gerri Grove City, OH, United States 06-17-13
    Gerri Grove City, OH, United States 06-17-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Teen read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would as a good read, not to complex. Easy story line to follow.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The relationship between Lena and Ridley


    What about Kevin T. Collins’s performance did you like?

    He did a great job.


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    Anne 04-18-13
    Anne 04-18-13
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    "Too much of the same thing"
    What would have made Beautiful Chaos better?

    If the plot line was not so repetative, this would have been a much better book. It's one thing when there's a plot twist and the characters' situation becomes different and they have to adapt. However, with this book (and entire series), the same problems keep coming up-there is no variety to the challenges the characters face. The 16th, 17th etc moon thing was old by the time I got to this book. In a world with all of these different creatures, perhaps the story could have incorporated more about them instead of focusing completely on Lena and Ethan. We got glimpses of Ridley, Macon, and Amma, but the amount of time we spent listening to Ethan try to understand Lena's moodswings was borderline unbearable. What about John or Macon's sister? What about Ethan's father? For a series with four books I feel many of the characters could have been developed more thoroughly instead of just focusing on the two (at times irritating) main characters.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I liked the Mortal Instruments series and am looking forward to reading the Infernal Devices.


    Have you listened to any of Kevin T. Collins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to him read the other books in this series. He gives a great performance.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    The reaction I had was anticipation followed by disappointment over and over again.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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