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Beautiful Darkness: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!* 

Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.  

Sometimes life-ending.  

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

*Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.  

©2010 Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"The southern gothic atmosphere, several new characters, and the surprising fate of one old favorite will keep readers going until the next book, which promises new surprises as "18 moons" approaches." (Booklist)

"This engrossing must-have sequel...will leave readers clamoring for the next installment." (School Library Journal)

"Readers eager to revisit Ethan and Lena's romantic tension and learn more about the Caster world and the Ravenwood family legacy will find satisfaction here." (Kirkus)

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  • Ashley
  • Los Angeles, California
  • 08-10-18

Never fail to surprise and entertain me!

The soundtrack made it more fun! After i finished the booktrack edition of the pre-sequel "Beautiful Creatures" i was so excited to listen to its sequel "Beautiful Darkness". I really enjoyed my experience with the soundtrack because it made me more invested with the story. I just hope you guys can do more Booktrack Edition of the following sequels. :)

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