I’m going to tell you right now that I am not with the majority vote on this book. Beautiful Creatures was co-written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. I could really tell it was written by two authors. The story itself felt as if it was two different stories. It takes place in a small southern town. It is written in a male point of view. The story follows Ethan Wate. He has been having dreams of a girl. When this girl shows up at his school they become friends but Ethan wants more. Lena is something more than human. When she turns sixteen she will be claimed as a dark or light castor which is like a witch. She is hesitant to get close to anyone with her impending doom as she sees it.
I think my first problem was I went into this book with extremely high expectations. It is a day by day story. There is not a lot of action or romance. I found the characters to be quite whiny. The only character I did like died. It would go back and forth between school life with kids teasing Lena and the paranormal aspect. I would have liked to know more about the whole Castor world and also the civil war flashbacks. I hope in the following books more is explained. If you want a book with more of an everyday feel with a little paranormal to it then I think you would really enjoy it. I personally did not really enjoy this book it took me almost the entire month to finish when I usually read a book in two days. I gave this book 3/5 star. I think if you know what you are getting into you may enjoy it more.