Beautiful Creatures

12 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 12,580 ratings

Beautiful Creatures Publisher's Summary

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps, and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything....

©2009 Kami Garcia (P)2009 Hachette
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  • Book 1

    • Beautiful Creatures

    • Beautiful Creatures, Book 1
    • By: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,840
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,153
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,191

    Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • warmed over young adult supernatural fiction

    • By BumbleBee 456 on 12-27-12

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Beautiful Creatures

    • By: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, read by the actor Kevin T. Collins with Eve Bianco and featuring original music by Michele McGonigle. Is falling in love the beginning . . . Or the end? In Ethan Wate’s hometown there lies the darkest of secrets. There is a girl. Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head. Green eyes, black hair. Lena Duchannes. There is a curse.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good narrative, great story

    • By Keelie on 03-27-13

    Regular price: $25.59

    • Beautiful Creatures

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps, and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book is so COOL! 

    • By Ashley on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 2

    • Beautiful Darkness

    • By: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,669
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,305
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,311

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging and entertaining

    • By Tamra on 10-16-10

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Beautiful Darkness (Book 2)

    • By: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Ethan Wate always dreamed of leaving the stifling Southern town of Gatlin. But he never dreamt that finding love with Lena Duchannes would drive him away. Lena is a Caster girl whose supernatural powers unveiled a secretive and cursed side of Gatlin, so powerful it forced him to make a terrible sacrifice. Now Ethan must find a way to return to Lena - and Gatlin - as she vows to do whatever it takes to get him back. Even if it means trusting old enemies or risking their loved ones lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book 3 MUST be narrated ASAP!

    • By Trinh on 06-22-13

    Regular price: $25.59

    • Beautiful Darkness

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin 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. 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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Never fail to surprise and entertain me!

    • By Ashley on 08-10-18

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 2.5

    • Dream Dark: A Beautiful Creatures Story

    • By: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 898
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 814
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 815

    When Link joined his best friend, Ethan Wate, on a quest through a mysterious network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, he knew the journey would be dangerous. But returning home to Gatlin, South Carolina, was just the beginning.... In this never-before-seen short story by New York Times best-selling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, listeners will witness Link's heart-racing transformation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome story, but way to short

    • By KathyDB on 08-14-12

    Regular price: $5.68

    • Dream Dark: A Beautiful Creatures Story

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    When Link joined his best friend, Ethan Wate, on a quest through a mysterious network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, he knew the journey would be dangerous. But returning home to Gatlin, South Carolina, was just the beginning. Wounded during a climactic battle, Link discovers that tending his injuries won't be as simple as visiting a doctor and that healing his arm should be the least of his worries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The story was more alive with the sound from....

    • By beth on 10-27-16

    Regular price: $6.83

  • Book 3

    • Beautiful Chaos

    • Beautiful Creatures, Book 3
    • By: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,908
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,913

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! That was unexpected!

    • By Felicity Fairchild on 12-18-11

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Beautiful Chaos

    • Caster Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Is falling in love the beginning...or the end? In Ethan Wate’s hometown there lies the darkest of secrets. Ethan Wate is in love with a caster girl. When he looks at Lena, it’s like there’s no one else in the world. But Ethan is mortal, and on her 17th birthday Lena made a choice that changed everything. The girl Ethan loves has broken the world with the supernatural powers she is struggling to control.... Now, if they are to fix the chaos Lena has caused, one of them must make a terrible sacrifice. Sometimes there isn’t just one answer. Sometimes there’s no going back. And this time there won’t be a happy ending.

    Regular price: $25.59

  • Book 4

    • Beautiful Redemption

    • By: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,888
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,705
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,720

    Ethan Wate has spent most of his life longing to escape the stiflingly small Southern town of Gatlin. He never thought he would meet the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes, who unveiled a secretive, powerful, and cursed side of Gatlin, hidden in plain sight. And he never could have expected that he would be forced to leave behind everyone and everything he cares about. So when Ethan awakes after the chilling events of the Eighteenth Moon, he has only one goal: to find a way to return to Lena and the ones he loves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Christine

    • By Coftse on 12-26-12

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Beautiful Redemption

    • Caster Chronicles, Book 4
    • By: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Is death the end...or only the beginning? Ethan Wate always dreamed of leaving the stifling Southern town of Gatlin. But he never dreamt that finding love with Lena Duchannes would drive him away. Lena is a Caster girl whose supernatural powers unveiled a secretive and cursed side of Gatlin, so powerful it forced him to make a terrible sacrifice. Now Ethan must find a way to return to Lena - and Gatlin - as she vows to do whatever it takes to get him back. Even if it means trusting old enemies or risking their loved ones’ lives.

    Regular price: $23.45