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Beautiful Darkness (Beautiful Creatures, #2)
Title : Beautiful Darkness (Beautiful Creatures, #2)
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Language : English
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 513

Beautiful Darkness is the second bewitching instalment in the bestselling love story Beautiful Creatures - a romance that is bound to capture the hearts of Twilight fans everywhere. Some loves are meant to be. Others are cursed . . . One night in the rain, Ethan Wate opened his eyes and fell in love with Lena Duchannes. His life would never be the same. Lena is a CasBeautiful Darkness is the second bewitching instalment in the bestselling love story Beautiful Creatures - a romance that is bound to capture the hearts of Twilight fans everywhere.Some loves are meant to be. Others are cursed . . . One night in the rain, Ethan Wate opened his eyes and fell in love with Lena Duchannes. His life would never be the same.Lena is a Caster and her family is locked in a supernatural civil war: full of darkness and demons. On her sixteenth birthday Lena made a terrifying choice, which now haunts her day and night.And as her seventeenth birthday approaches Lena and Ethan face even greater dan


Beautiful Darkness (Beautiful Creatures, #2) Reviews

  • mark monday

    well, i am reading a paranormal romance written for teenage girls. so sue me! i would love to give this book 1 star and just forget about it, for so many reasons:- despite the potentially interesting role reversal happening (mysterious supernatural GIRL meets weepy, slack-jawed BOY), the dialogue between the two is just as mawkish and hand-wringy as bella & edward.- my God, two authors and two pages of credits to supporters of this project, and they still don't know how to write? hello, ther [...]

  • Cara

    These booksDO NOTdisappoint. Every time I finish one I'm always a bit emotionally drained and the authors always dangle something in front of you, so you almosthaveto read the next one to keep your sanity intact. Ethan and Lena just barely made it out alive from Lena's last Claiming, and things are not the same. Lena is grieving over the loss of Macon and Ethan can feel she is slipping away from him. She's starting to hang out with Ridley and this strange guy named John. Before Ethan can even ta [...]

  • kari

    For gosh sakes, there are still two more books in this series??? Why? To what end? Here's the plot, let me know if you've heard this before, a few thousand times. Mortal teenager meets supernatural being of the opposite sex, experiencing instantaneous connection while supernatural being acts oddly and tells mortal that they must stay apart, that it's too dangerous, etc. Yet against all odds the two become a couple and after much drama and a battle, they are happily together.So, we get to book tw [...]

  • Joyzi

    MY WTB NON-SPOILER REVIEWSeriously? This Book, three words honey---What The Buck!!!---(Can't bucking believe I'm using this pseudo-curse BUCK YOU! YOUTUBE)Well what can I say O_o??? *speechless for a moment*This book is totally bad-ass, awesome, epic, pawned, heart-stopping, hair-raising, spine-tingling, thrilling, electrifying, breath taking, totally wicked yada yada. I can go on and on but I think my limited vocabulary won't do it justice.Stars speak for yourself. Ah Hello! Hi there Blindy! Lo [...]

  • Krys

    Beautiful Darkness is a reread for me. I read it first in July of 2010, when I couldn't talk about the book because everything I might talk about could be construed as a spoiler. Sitting down to type this now, however, I realize that pretty much everything I can say about this book even now is an actual spoiler, and that makes it hard to write a review that will not offend someone. But I'm going to try. Because I can. And because my previous boasty review of this needs to be stricken. * Spoilers [...]

  • Kristi

    Oh, how I've missed you Gatlin. The one thing that really stands out to me about this series isn't the incredible cast of characters or the engrossing story. it's the setting. I LOVE GATLIN. I want to live there. eat Amma's pies, ride in Link's Beater to the Dar-ee Keen, waft in the scent of lemon trees at Ravenwood. There is something truly addicting about Gatlin and I often find it hard to withdrawal from the world within the pages.Beautiful Darkness is one word is intense. So much more happen [...]

  • Sandy

    WHAT ABOUT LIV???Like Beautiful Creatures, this sequel drew me in with the lush, vivid descriptions and fascinating characters. However, Beautiful Darkness suffers from the same problems that plagued its predecessor: uneven pacing and a confusing ending that solves few of the problems that have been building up for 500 pages. And who am I kidding--I'm knocking off a star for my favorite character, Liv, who really gets shafted in this book.The delightful supporting cast is my favorite part of thi [...]

  • Stacia (the 2010 club)

    If the whole book had been like the last 80 pages, it might have received a higher rating from me. Unfortunately, I just didn't enjoy the fact that the two main characters were pretty much separated for most of the story.Having to accompany Ethan on his journey to "save" Lena was a long, drawn out process. The group was searching, then back home, searching, then back home. I started skimming after a while.The highlight of Beautiful Darkness was the complicated relationship between Ridley and Lin [...]

  • MarnieKrüger

    I'm still totally captivated by this series.The dept and complexity of the plot just keeps getting better and better. There is so much more to this book and answers so many of the questions I had in the first book.So why the four star rating? Well Lena.I just couldn't like her in this book and I'm not sure I want to like her. And she influence everyone around her to be lesser of what I would like them to be. This is actually a excellent quality the writers have, to portray this influence so corr [...]

  • Michael

    Another enjoyable book from Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl! Yay!I must admit, Beautiful Darkness took much longer for me to get into than Beautiful Creatures. Garcia and Stohl tend to throw plenty of description and information at the reader for the first three hundred pages, and makes you think, How is this all going to come together? However, they weave that into a heart-stopping climax that makes you regret ever doubting them in the first place. This novel is quite different that the last boo [...]

  • Caru

    Rating: 5 StarsMy Opinion of this Book: WOW. This one definitely surprised me. A lot of improvement over the first book.__________________________________________________I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting much from this book. Yeah, the first book was good, but that's it, it was just good.I couldn't get into Beautiful Creaturesuntil over the 250 page mark, it was so slowww The ending on that one is what saved the book for me. But damn was I shocked when I read Beautiful Darkness! Sure, it took me [...]

  • Rollie

    New mysterious student.Hot.Pale.Love story.Crap. Aren’t we all tired of this formula at the beginning? Basically, from what I listed above, you could immediately think of twilight. Talking about it, it’s really sad that lots of writers do influenced by twilight that no matter how original the concept they have, you could still notice stain from twilight.However, I’m guessing the authors’ references in making this book are the following:Twilight. I mentioned it already.Harry Potter. Remem [...]

  • Ceilidh

    I am sorry to say it was a disappointment. The first book had moments of pacing difficulties but here they seemed to spiral out of control. There was no real beginning, middle or end to the story; it all just dragged out and felt like it was pushed together out of scraps of story and scenes. This book is over 500 pages long and you feel each of those 500+ pages, especially since the plot seems to have wandered off somewhere. Everything wandered from one scene to another with no real order or poi [...]

  • Kt

    After not being claimed for darkness like she feared, you would expect Lena to be happy to be able to stay with Ethan. However her guilt from her Uncle's death is threatening to consume her and causes Lena to pull further and further away from Ethan. When Ethan starts having mysterious visions again, this time without Lena, he knows she is in trouble, but he just isn't sure what the danger really is. When Lena really starts to take a turn for the worst, Ethan may just be the only person who can [...]

  • Neil (or bleed)

    Beautiful Darkness is a very much appropriate title.Beautiful Darkness started very dark. The darkness of melancholy, grief and sorrow. And I can't blame Lena for being so emotional with the loss. I knew the feeling, to be honest. Then the following chapters continued to go dark. Darkness as in real darkness. There are interesting characters that has been summoned in this second book of the Beautiful Creatures series:LIV: She is actually my favorite in here. Her wit and knowledge contributed a l [...]

  • Marija *Who Cares If One More Light Goes Out? Well, I Do*

    Oh. My. God. This was even better than the first one! I know that Lena was a major bitch and whiny like hell but it was so moving that I couldn't stop reading it. Even if I needed 5 days to finish it. Real world got in the way -.-Guess what? We have a love triangle! Surprise, surprise. I don't count John Breed as a part of any love interest (he's mine!!!!) so let's say that triangle consist of Lena, Ethan and someone else. You'll have to read the book to find out. Yes, I'm that evil. Though, in [...]

  • CHris.T.o.S

    The Caster CHronicles are going to be the next HArry POTTer Series,seriously.Amazing!!!!!Very colourfull characters,full of secrets,revelations,plot twists.Uhme new adds (wont say anything) are tremendous.I can't say anything because it will be full of spoilers.just get to the end.I am a huge fan,i believe that this can become a fantastic film.Du no fantastic writters plot. etch etch.Just amazing and much more better than the fantastic first one.In a few words:THUMBS UP!!!!ps.Sorry i cant reveal [...]

  • AH

    What a sombre, dreary beginning. That was my first update on this book and unfortunately the first 200 pages are just that: Sombre, dreary, with lots of crying and sadness. I wanted to like this book. I really did. I liked its predecessor Beautiful Creatures. But this book just didn’t do it for me.Why the 3 star rating? There were a lot of things that I did enjoy in the book:I liked the Caster magic and lore. Every reference to Caster magic was interesting and well thought out. I liked that th [...]

  • ~Tina~

    Loved this!Beautiful Darkness is like drinking a cup of hot cocoa. It's rich, smooth and made to be drunk read slowly to savor ever delicious word.Struggling with the loss of her Uncle's death, Lena is very different from the first book. In a nut shell? She's lost. Very.Very Lost.I have to admit, I was pretty frustrated with her character through out most of this book, but her journey was necessary to find her true path.Ethan totally owned this one. His love, his strength and his courage was som [...]

  • Shreya (☆High Lady of The Night Court☆)

    I HAVE NOW OFFICIALLY FALLEN IN LOVE WITH THIS SERIES!!!This book started of pretty slow but once the plot started I was hooked. The world of the Casters and their history and everything gets even more complicated and interesting and l loved it. We are introduced to new characters who are very fascinating( some good, some BAD). And I just have say this, the poems just keep coming don't they(not that I mind them- i like them).Ethan is, honestly, an amazing person. He doesn't give up, is brave, an [...]

  • Lyndz

    I wanted to like this book so bad. I quite enjoyed the first one, I thought Beautiful Creatures was a much needed break from the tedious plots in YA fantasy fiction. This one, well, not so much.Let me get my gripes out of the way right off the bat. What’s it called when in a plot the protagonist is faced with an insurmountable problem and then all the sudden the author creates a seemingly random solution without any prior mention of the solutions existence? I know there is a name for this but [...]

  • Esther Bernstein

    Full review on Reader's Dialogue: readersdialogueblogspotI was very disappointed with this sequel to Beautiful Creatures. Everything I loved about the first book is gone from the second, and the things that bothered me about the first book are magnified in the second.The slow beginning of Beautiful Creatures put me off a bit, but once I got into the story, that little pest faded away and I became involved with the characters. In Beautiful Darkness, I had a hard time getting back into the story ( [...]

  • Melodie

    After roughly a year and a half, I though it was time to visit Gatlin,South Carolina again.I dove into the second book in the Beautiful Creatures series. Lena Duchannes has just come back from the horrific fire under the sixteenth moon, that claimed the life of her beloved Uncle Macon. Her guilt over being the cause of his death pushes her over the edge and she has run away with a strange and powerful Caster.Ethan, fresh from having his life saved in said horrific fire, is stung by Lena's seemin [...]

  • Karina

    3.5 stars - I was so hesitant to pick this up after I really didn't enjoy the 1st one, but it proved me wrong. It still was a light read, not too much thinking needed, quite the simple story (i.e. many turns in the story happened because of random people showing up out of nowhere helping the main character). What I liked was how easy the story read. I caught myself reading, reading, reading until there were another 100 pages done. Another thing I enjoyed was that the annoying teenage relationshi [...]

  • Krista

    Beautiful Creatures dazzled me. A well-deserved 5 stars. Beautiful Darkness is also a very special book and a terrific read. What took BD down to 4 stars for me was that it took me the first 200 pages to really get into the story and take off flying to finish the rest. The story was not bad by any means, but Lena was kind of irritating in this book -- the girl is certainly dealing with a lot of issues. I adore the unique supporting characters. Loved the addition of Liv. Amma is the greatest. You [...]

  • s-hastings

    I loved this book. Definitaly worth the wait. There were parts where I laughed, parts where I cried, parts where I screamed. This book has it all!

  •  Lissa Smith Reads'~Bookaholics Bookshelf Reviews

    3 Better StarsI am still having a hard time reading this series… and an even harder time reviewing it…. However, it is getting better…[ [book:Beautiful Darkness|7842288](Caster Chronicles #2) BY Kami GarciaLissa’s Second Hardest Review EverAs hard as this series is for me to read I have to admit that book two was much better than boon one. I managed to finish it in 15 hours verses the 21 hours it took me to read book one. Just like the first book as things started to escalate the author [...]

  • Sandra

    I have to admit Beautiful Darkness was not as amazing as Beautiful Creatures; in fact it took me 200-250 pages to really get into this book. I am so happy I stuck with it though because the ending just seriously wowed me! The plot and writing was a bit unorganized. There were so many chapters where nothing was happening and then all of a sudden fifty things happened at once and then back to nothing. Don’t get me wrong, I love that this one focused more on the Caster world and how Ethan and Len [...]

  • Isamlq

    id love an ARC of this book!*************Drama, drama, drama Everything that was good in Beautiful Creatures is used in Beautiful Darkness then magnified. I've said it before; I'll say it again: a lot of description/vivid. Does this make for a boring read? Nope. Some people say, there was a tad too much description that slowed the story down. May be so, but I still think the descriptions added to the gothic atmosphere. Also, BD picked up where BC left off, progressed as expected and answered a l [...]

  • Kiersten

    This book really gave me a new appreciation for love triangles. Usually, when I'm reading a book, the main character/speaker is the one choosing between two people. And, as the reader, I LOVE to have an opinion on who the character should end up with. Reading from the perspective of someone who is one of the options is so much more frustrating. I found myself angry at Lena because she was giving Ethan the cold shoulder. (I suddenly feel bad for all those characters in other books). On another no [...]