So Junkies, I'm not sure if I should write this review because a) I'm not sure if Lena is actually a heroine and b) the ending pissed me off.
I was, however, sleep deprived for an entire week because I stayed up WAY past my bedtime reading this book, I just couldn't put it down until I heard grumblings next to me, "You know what time it is, right?" (the circles under my eyes are all part of this addiction, baby)
I loved this paranormal romance, so I figured I might as well take a minute and tell you why.
I loved the layers of conflict in this story. Lena and Ethan struggle with their feelings for each other, the magic that surrounds them, and the small town with a mob-mentality working hard to make thier lives miserable. For me, the Civil War worshiping Southerners and DAR women were way creepier than any black magic or voodoo.
And then what do I get? Not an ending, not a resolution, but a postponement. I'm sorry Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (side note how DO two people write a book together? You must share dreams and thoughts like Ethan and Lena), your book is amazing. It's beautiful and dark, but your ending pissed me off. I mean, I kind of get it, maybe you wanted to leave us wanting more, priming us for the sequel. And if that's the case, it worked. But I read the last page like 10 times, mumbling to myself, "that's it?"
Ok, Junkies, I just did a litle tap-tapping on google and discovered that Beautiful Creatures is only the first in a FIVE book series. The sequel will be out in December. Phew! Ok, my addict anger has slightly abated. I will, however, be simmering until that sequel is in my shaky, scratchy hands.