Beautiful Chaos

Paperback | June 12, 2012

byKami Garcia, Margaret Stohl

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Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home from the Great Barrier,strangeandimpossiblehave taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena's Claiming. Even Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals is affected -- and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What -- or who -- will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?

For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He's being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it's not Lena -- and the mysterious figure is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself -- forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn't know why, and he's afraid to ask.

Sometimes there's no going back. And this time there won't be a happy ending.
SPECIAL BONUS: Includes "Dream Dark," a thrilling short story set beforeBeautiful Chaos. When Link joined his best friend, Ethan Wate, on a quest through a mysterious network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, he knew the journey would be dangerous. But he had no idea it would change his life forever.

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Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home from the Great Barrier,strangeandimpossiblehave taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena stru...

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl live inLos Angeles,California, with their families.Beautiful Chaosis the third book in the Beautiful Creatures series.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.5 inPublished:June 12, 2012Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:031612351X

ISBN - 13:9780316123518

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome By far my favourite in the entire series!!
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Chaos A little slow at first. Overall a good read
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEAUTIFUL CHAOS This book was amazing I loved the ending it was perfect all together I need to read the next book!!!
Date published: 2014-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Chaos Can't wait to start the next book!!!
Date published: 2013-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Getting roped in again! I have to stop reading these book series that won't let me put them down and get some sleep!
Date published: 2013-03-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hated the ending... If the next book doesn't fix this ending I am writing this series and these author off!!!
Date published: 2013-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow Oh wow I love this series. This book so made me crt
Date published: 2013-02-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice story Love the plot!
Date published: 2013-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Great book yet again love it.
Date published: 2013-02-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slow Took me months to finally read found it too slow
Date published: 2013-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Ending The ending on this book was very powerful, I even cried. It has a great cliffhanger towards the last book in the series. Very impressive.
Date published: 2013-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should Be Called Beautiful Sadness Another great book in the series. I'd say not as good as the first but better than the second. There was a lot less Lena in this book which made me sad but it was a very interesting story. A lot happened in the book and the ending was a complete shock.
Date published: 2012-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG Omg this book was amazing. I'm really sad that it's over. :( The ending was amazing and I think the autors did a great job. I really hope they are planning to make more! Loved This book! C;
Date published: 2012-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In a state of Beautiful Chaos and destruction What qualities do your favorite series possess? What makes you love them so much above all others? Is it it's spontaneity? Is it it's character development? Perhaps drama, suspense, and romance? For me there are no particular qualities that a novel must have in order to become a favorite, or rather a series to become one as well. The feeling and enjoyment, in fact, is completely spontaneous. Sometimes it is the romance, other times it can be the sub characters that draw me in or the unique premise that captures me. In the case of the Caster Chronicles series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, well, my fascination for the series still remains to be a mystery, not that there's anything wrong with a little mystery *wink, wink* The Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl captivated me instantly! With Beautiful Creature's wickedly delicious premise of a southern boy named Ethan Wate and his caster love interest Lena Duchannes, I fell head over heels in love! This wonderful YA series is, undoubtedly, exceptionally unique in the world of paranormal and supernatural tales, sweetly seasoned with twists, turns, and unexpected appearances. In fact, now that I think about it, the entire concept of Casters is what struck out the most for me, grabbing my interest instantly. “The mortal world is in a state of Beautiful Chaos and destruction, which will ultimately lead to an exquisite end.” Quote from Beautiful Chaos Beautiful Chaos opens with a wondrous air of mystery , as usual, though it also features an overwhelming air of something sinister growing in it's midst. Ethan, though I love him to death for his southern gentlemenish persona, came across as exceptionally different, a character with something going on, something that the narration wasn't letting the reader in on. Fantastically, the conclusion to that "air of mystery" around Ethan is approached further into the novel, which came to present something I definitely was not expecting. Actually, as it so happens, I think it important that I point out that I am in love with Ethan Wate! Head over heels in love! The boy has class, charm, and intellect - I dare you to tell me he doesn't sound incredible. In terms of Lena, I've noticed that I've changed my mind about her several times since the series' first installment. In Beautiful Creatures I found her off-putting, in Beautiful Darkness she was someone I grew to detest, however in Beautiful Chaos I find myself greatly admiring her on multiple levels. Oh, and did I forget to mention that there's some awesome John Breed in this installment? I was particularly excited to learn that readers would be learning more about him. In Darkness he was a character that solidly stood out for me, one I was very disappointed didn't develop as much as I had hoped. With that, though, I was very pleased with his re-appearance! Romance - I love how Kami and Margaret do it! Romance always seems to be a very touchy subject for me. At times it can be too much, drenching a story's dialogue, other times it can be too little, becoming a repetitive cycle of lacking development. However, with the Caster chronicles, I'm happy to see that the writing duo always add just the right amount of romance without spoiling the plot. “In the end, the Wheel crushes us all.” Quote from Beautiful Chaos Like it's predecessors, Beautiful Chaos' ending had me hooked and dying for more. I cringed when I came across the exciting climax, leading me to an overwhelming feeling of anticipation for the next novel that was beyond torturous! Fans of the Caster Chronicles will find themselves gripping this installment with incredible fervor - you won't be disappointed!
Date published: 2011-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy Crap ! Holy crap ! I saw this book and i swear my heart stopped ! Can't wait till this comes out ! :)
Date published: 2011-07-27

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"This richly imagined series has all the elements of a successful Southern gothic supernatural romance....The ambiguity of good and evil adds appealing complexity....Genre fans will love it."-VOYA