Friday, June 3, 2011

Magic and Southern Gothic= Charming and Mysterious

Beautiful Creatures 
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

I loved being immersed in the Southern setting, black swamps, Spanish moss, and "haint blue." I like the main character, Ethan's, taste in literature. The set-up of this book reminds me of Twilight in reverse--the boy is the Mortal and the girl is the Other.  That was refreshing. Ethan’s more interesting than the blah-Bella.  The plot can be slow, but the quirky characters and accurate dialogue/dialect make up for it.
 Overall, the book manages to be just enthralling enough to keep me reading and running to the library for the sequel, Beautiful Darkness
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Songs to Read by: Anything by Kings of Leon from their album "Only by Night." The spooky "Closer" or 

my personal favorite, "Revelry:"

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