The Skinny: An interesting story that does not live up to the hype
The number of positive reviews that I have read about Beautiful Creatures is astounding. Each one discusses how this series is one of the best and that the characters and plot are unique, amazing, and unforgettable. Whenever I come across a book that is surrounded in hype, I often wonder how it will turn out for me. Some are fantastic, like my love for Harry Potter, and some just leave me wondering if I read the book the same way other read it, like Beautiful Creatures. This is a good book, and I did like reading it, but my reading experience did not make me want to squeal with excitement. The book is too long and just goes on and on and on x 10.
When Ethan begins to dream about a girl whom he has never met, he is shocked to discover that the new girl in town is the same one who stars in his nighttime shenanigans. They become friends, learn each other’s secrets, and embark on a journey to learn more about a mystery.
I admit that I was intrigued when our starcrossed lovers met and their story began to develop. I will also admit that I became increasingly frustrated with the amount of unnecessary information that consumed the story and diluted the interesting bits. By the time I finished the book, I was just glad that I got through it. It’s a good story, but not as good as everyone describes.
Garcia and Stohl wrote this story together, which I think is amazing. I can’t stand group projects, but these two talented ladies have somehow written a book together. It really is an incredible task, and I commend their ability to collaborate and create.