Review: Beautiful Chaos (Beautiful Creatures) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl


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.

So things for Gatlin have taken a turn for the worse.  It seems that the apocalypse has arrived and no one really knows how to stop it.  Strange things are happening all around town, but with Ethan, even stranger things are going on.  He is losing his memory and seeing a shadow at random times.  His dreams are nightmares, but he is falling.  Abraham is trying to find John, in order to sacrifice him as he may be the One who is Two.

The book was pretty good.  There are several twists and turns, and this one kept my attention more than the others.  The struggles of trying to find who can stop this madness are what keep you wrapped in the story.

Some of the characters that you have grown to love are making the wrong choices, and you want to smack them!  But in the end, one choice is the right choice, no matter how you wish it was wrong.

I almost cried at the end of this book.  It was very emotional and the authors did a wonderful job portraying the emotions from all of the characters.  I don’t want to go into too much detail because it would be a giveaway and you really need to read it to get the whole feeling.  Although I did have part of the storyline figured out early on, it didn’t take away from the suspense or the emotions.

I give this a 4.5 out of 5-a must read!


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