This book has all of the key components to a good YA novel. There's outcast girl & boy who find they're soul mates; an overly protective African-Amer..Show More »ican caregiver; humorous secretive uncle and a paranormal twist. I didn't love this story and found some of the characters to be irritating stereotypes (the mean girls at school). Overall, it was a decent attempt, but could have been better. While I enjoyed the story, I won't listen to the next in the series.
I found myself actually enjoying this one more than the first one in the series. I was by no means floored by the epicness of the story but this one w..Show More »ent down much better than the first.
They returned the narrator which to me was an EXCELLENT choice seeing that he was more or less the star of the first one in my opinion and the story line was just a bit stronger. There are a number of very interesting twists that occurred in this story especially with the minor characters in the book. I actually found myself gravitating more to some of the other characters than the main ones because of the more 'flawed' nature of said main characters themselves. I found myself having the same problem with the two main characters in this book as I did in the last albeit to a lesser extent. They both seemed flawed in atypical ways and despite me actually enjoy reading about flawed characters I am not seeing growth in these characters (the main ones) in any meaningful fashion.
Still an interesting read though which has the potential to be an amazing story if only the authors will aim for more than creating a novel designed for love sick teen scene....
Beautiful Darkness is such an amazing sequel to the first book, Beautiful Creatures! It's got so many twists and turns that you never saw coming. It's..Show More » so captivating throughout the entire story causing me to jump onto audible the second it finished to find Book 3, Beautiful Chaos. Though, the book doesn't seem to be in Audible's Library! I am shattered! How much longer until I find out what happens next?! Overall, I am hooked and it is a MUST read!
Beautiful Choas was even better than the two previous Beautifuls. It was neatly written and emotionally captivating! Kevin T. Collins did an excellent..Show More » job on mimicing the characters voices, which made the whole thing even more enjoyable! I almost choked on my own tears several times while listening to it, and I dare you not to cry. This series has always been dark and depressing, yet not doubt Beautiful. The end caught me by surprise and left me painfully haning. I can't wait to read the last book!
I would have to say without Kevin Collins as narrator I am not postivie I would have enjoyed the series as much. His performance as Ethan and the othe..Show More »r characters really made the book. Very enjoyable and i hope they continue with the characters.