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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.

©2010 Kami Garcia (P)2010 Hachette Audio

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Seventeen Moons

What did you love best about Beautiful Darkness?

I liked the continuity of the story, the characters. The way the author captures the atmosphere of the American deep South. I like the unexpected, unique plots, the twists and turns of the story.

What did you like best about this story?

The relationships between the characters are so real yet the circumstances they are in are so unexpected and otherworldly.

Have you listened to any of Kevin T. Collins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not heard him before narrating any other books but I do like his narration in this series very much.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

New Revelations, a Journey into the Unknown, 17 Moons a choice to make.

Any additional comments?

Another great book in this series. I look forward to the next book.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Just ok

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This one was just okay. I kind of got a bit tired of Lena's constant whining. Waa Waambulance! She's so moody and just got on my last nerve!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • 12-29-10

so slow

this book was really slow and I couldn't care less what was going to happen next. I found that I had a hard time paying attention to it and my mind would wander - even during parts that were supposed to be suspenseful or exciting. I didn't care enought to rewind the parts that I missed. the only reason I listened through to the end was so I could find out Lena's fate. I was disappointed.

I think if there's a 3rd book, I'll pass. I no longer care what happens to these kids.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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very very good

very very good, even better than the first one and a pleasure to listen because is so well read.

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  • Tammy
  • Panama City Beach, FL
  • 10-24-10

Second not as good as the first

Continued with great ideas and great story, but it seemed to continue to embellish or restate things over and over and was much slower a read than the first.

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  • Arwen
  • BOISE, ID, United States
  • 12-09-11

Love This Story!

..and I'm confident you will, also, particularly if you do read in this genre. This second installment of the Beautiful Creatures saga contains some interesting twists and turns. It is true that at some points, the story take it's time to develop but I think that is part of the story..keeping "true to it's nature", if you will. The same can be said for the tension between the characters, and some dialogue that you find yourself wishing would or would not be exchanged between them. If you become invested enough that you get "mad" a character for what she (or he) is not doing or saying, (as I did) then the author(s) have done their job! It would not be the same story if things were "easier", or things were said differently. I find Kevin T. Collins' narrative performance pretty much impeccable. He really makes Ethan real. He does this so well that the character of Ethan himself really becomes the driving force of the story, and not just because it is, in fact, relayed in first person from his perspective. His genuineness and personality really come through. You feel like you are in his head and experiencing these events from the inside out. Also, I liked the song and the sound effects and did not find them to be too much. Highly recommend!

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a good follow up

really enjoyed the 2nd book in the series. was a good follow up. looking forward to the next one.

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Pretty good

Not as great as the first, but it definitely picks up and keeps me going.

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Wonderfully detailed

I loved it, the narration was wonderful and the story was very detailed. Can wait to read more.

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love it

slow start but unrelenting finish with my absolute attention for hours on end. amazing story