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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.

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

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  • anne
  • Phoenix, AZ, United States
  • 02-18-13

I started the book laughing, and ended it crying..

If you could sum up Beautiful Chaos in three words, what would they be?

Beautiful, Chaotic, Unfair

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ethan, he is such an outstanding young man, than Ridley she is funny...than Lena and Link....

Which scene was your favorite?

tooo many to name just 1...

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the ending...when Ethan makes the ultimate sacrifice....the moments leading up to it, made me sob....lol

Any additional comments?

I love this series and this book was no exception...and am starting #4 now!

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Love this series, great narrator!

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This is a great series. I have purchased all of the books in this series and they're all great. Perfect narrator also.

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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.

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  • ben
  • Coquitlam, BC, Canada
  • 11-11-11

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!

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Love it very good narration very good

Love it very good narration very good story am in love with this story

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great stories, much better than the movie

great book, wish there were more than 4 of this story, not including the caster books

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the wheel of faith

the sisters, Alma they grabbed my heart in this book I cried when Aunt Prue passed it's been a long time since a book made me laugh and cry this book so far is my favorite.

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  • melissa
  • TEMECULA, CA, United States
  • 03-21-17

I am in love with this series

Each of these gets better and better, the audio versions are amazing and a 3D experience, listen to all of them you won't regret it

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Great book!

This is my favorite of all of the caster chronicles so far. I wasn't a huge fan of beautiful darkness and feared that after that book the writing had gone down hill, but it turned out to be quite the opposite. Now it's on to the final book. I'm sad that it's almost over.

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  • Lacy
  • WAXAHACHIE, TX, United States
  • 08-20-16

I'm so shocked...

Wow! I'm totally blown alway!

I really love this series! It has a beautiful southern charm that dazzles me and makes me feel like I know and love the characters!

Lena and Ethan are back together but nothing has truly gone back to normal! Uncle Macon and Liv stay down in the tunnels. Ridley is fighting with the fact that she is now a mortal girl that has to go to high school. Link is learning to live life as a succubus or a Linkubus. Marion is in trouble with the Far Keep. The castors are having a hard time keeping their powers in check. Gatlin is experiencing apocalyptic style weather and lubbers.

Abraham comes to town and unleashes hell on Gatlin and leaves everyone to pick up the pieces. More is revealed about Sarafine through the visions Lena and Ethan have together. Amma is starting to change for the worse and so is Ethan...he is forgetting things he knows and not liking things he used to love. All the while, everyone is worrying about the wheel of fate that is soon to crash down on them!

The ending will throw you for a loop!!! Get the tissues ready!