Is death the end.... or only the beginning?
Ethan Wate has spent most of his life longing to escape the stiflingly small Southern town of Gatlin. He never thought he would meet the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes, who unveiled a secretive, powerful, and cursed side of Gatlin, hidden in plain sight. And he never could have expected that he would be forced to leave behind everyone and everything he cares about. So when Ethan awakes after the chilling events of the Eighteenth Moon, he has only one goal: to find a way to return to Lena and the ones he loves.Back in Gatlin, Lena is making her own bargains for Ethan's return, vowing to do whatever it takes - even if that means trusting old enemies or risking the lives of the family and friends Ethan left to protect.
Worlds apart, Ethan and Lena must once again work together to rewrite their fate, in this fourth book and stunning finale to the Beautiful Creatures series.
©2012 Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (P)2012 Hachette Audio
Kevin is really great at managing the voices and feelings of the characters and really gives them life. I enjoyed this book and the colorful descriptions of the scenes and people/creatures that appeared in this series. Wonderful series!
unfortunatly a very weak ending. it either made the villains weaker then they've been presented before or downright dumb which is even worse. the ending where it could have been a tragic ending or a happy ending which would both be fine, instead becomes a forced talk about dead. no explanations are given to any of the events that transpired in the latter chapters. just written and ignored.
This series was overly very good, kept my interest throughout most of the entire series. I got used to hearing the male narrator after listening to the series back to back. Although the 3rd book had a small separation in narrators, this last one had a big part with the lady. I actually preferred just having the male narrator. I got used to his voice for all characters and the female narrator seemed out of place to me once she took over. (I probably would have liked the female narrator in another reading, just not once you get used to another voice). Anyway, the book was overall good, but I think it was time to end it.
I like the characters as I have all the way through the books, especially Macon and Link. Sadly though, even with the wonderful light relief of Link, this book was just too depressing. I want to escape into this kind of story, not be depressed.
I need chocolate and a glass of wine as now I'm depressed!
After Link Kills Abraham.
The same stars as the Beautiful Creatures Movie, but this shouldn't be made into Movie, again, I want an escape when I go to the Movies.
I loved the promise of this series and enjoyed the first two books, but the last two were just way to serious. The over all tone was too dark and depressing, there was too much death and sadness for me. I had to know what it was all about so finished the series, but in the end it was still sad and also an awful lot to get to a fairly weak conclusion.
This book is so different from the others in the series, in a good way. You explore another setting and another side of the protagonist, so there's never time to get tired of it or lose interest. Couldn't stop listening.
I would definitely try another book from these folks. I enjoyed the first three books and was hoping to love this book. There were a lot of red herrings in the first three that I thought would be wrapped up in this volume, but they weren't. (Why was Ethan forgetting things in the third book? How was Linc going to be able to cope with his "affliction"? Why was Ethan's reaction to Lena physically stronger and stronger in the third book?)
This book seemed hastily written. It tied everything up, but simplistically. And I want to know if Ethan and Lena can get fully married and live happily ever after.
Get a more light hearted read the next time! This book was fine, but relentlessly grim and depressing.
Clearly, I liked the characters and was involved with the overall story arc. This was not a bad book, just not as good as the others.
A middle-aged romantic who grew up reading Heinlen, Louis L'Amour and Richard Hooker. Expect and honest opinion, even if it's not PC.
It was sad and bitter-sweet at times; but the authors really wrapped up the story in a good way. Now, if you'll just prevent Hollywood screenwriters from turning the movie sequels into their personal prejudice rants (the way they did Beautiful Creatures), I'd be very grateful.
I like magical realism.
While I would not have been pleased with the series ending as it did in Beautiful Chaos, I found this book to be the worst in the series. I will not go as far as saying that it was a bad book, but the only word that I can think of to adequately describe this book is "severed." You may understand what I mean if you read it. If you have read the other three books, by all mean, complete the series, there's no reason not to.
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