Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ethan cannot wait until he graduates to get out of his small, predictable town of Gatlin, North Carolina. The most exciting thing to happen each year is the reenactment of the civil war.

Gatlin seems to be the town that time forgot and as Ethan struggles to find something to tie him to this little town, after his mother passed away last Spring and his father has unexpectedly become the town recluse as a result, he finds himself being drawn to the new student at Jackson High, Lena Duchannes. The irony? Lena is the niece of the town's "Boo Radley" which immediately makes her an outcast with most of the people in town AND Lena happens to be the unnamed face of a girl that Ethan has been having very realistic dreams about for the past couple of months.

The story unravels into a twisted dark fantasy about love, loss and life as a secret Lena's unwilling to share turns Ethan's entire world into chaos. An unforgettable and addicting read! Great story! Loved all the plot twists. Puts a modern take on classic southern setting. I really enjoyed all of the allusions to modern ideas. The dark fantasy of the book was really enhanced with the theme of it being set in the South. I really loved that the storyline was completely unpredictable and truly something I had never read before. Absolutely a favorite!! Can't wait for the sequel "Beautiful Darkness" which will be available October 12, 2010.

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the Infernal Devices book one...

NOTE** contains minor spoilers.

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I LOVED Clockwork Angel just as much as TMI. I think I may like MI more just because I've been able to read 3 books in that particular world as opposed to 1 in ID. I have to say the plot twists really threw me for a loop but I cannot wait to see what happens to Tessa, Will and Jem along with Jessamine, Sophie, Charlotte, Henry and even Gabriel because his character left me intrigued. It's like Alec (the Lightwood part) with Jace's attitude which I love the idea of!! Can't believe I have to wait an entire year to find out what happens next! Book was amazing and I highly recommend it for Cassandra Clare fans or just fans of fantasy in general.

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