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Publisher's Summary

You can't hide from fate....

While looking through her grandmother Emmaline's keepsakes, Lena Duchannes comes across a little blue book with a big history - a book that changed Macon Ravenwood's life and saved Lena's.

When Lena was a baby, Seer and gifted card reader Amma Treaudeau saw a terrifying future in the cards that sent her to Emmaline's door. When a powerful Dark Caster sets fire to Lena's house with baby Lena and her father trapped inside, Amma, Emmaline, and Macon vow to protect the child. Lena's grandmother and her uncle Macon whisk Lena away, protecting her and moving her to a new place at the first sign of trouble. But a Caster can hide for only so long, and Macon must rely on the teachings in an ancient book to control his Dark nature. Ultimately, it will be his job to protect Lena - and keep her from surrendering to a Dark fate.

Number-one New York Times best-selling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl revisit the events that would define Lena's future in the third installment of Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories.

©2015 Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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AMA KNEW ALL!!!!

What made the experience of listening to Before the Claiming the most enjoyable?

I love the characters and story line...

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ama

Which scene was your favorite?

All of it...this is a short story...

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did!

Any additional comments?

I am enjoying this short extra series, and additional peek into the Beautiful Creatures world...in this story we learn how Ama warns Lena's Grandma about Lena's mom's coming before it happens...good story!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great story

Great book but way to short 😞 live the series and it was nice w to get some of the history about Lena.

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good book

the only reason for the four stars and not five it's because it was very short but good anyways.

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  • Lacy
  • WAXAHACHIE, TX, United States
  • 09-18-16

How Lena survived...

Once again, more questions get answered in this third installment of the untold stories series. We learn how Lena survived the fire that Serafine brought upon the house. We also see how Ridley is before she's claimed and how she's claimed dark makes sense because she is very mischievous and not a fan of mortals.

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Please continue with the short stories! don't stop

I am such a huge fan of the series.... I fell in love with the narration as well as the characters. Thank you for that amazing imagination and sharing it with us. Please continue.