592 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.75 in
September 14, 2010
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316077038
ISBN - 13: 9780316077033
About the Book
The town of Gatlin has never seen anyone like Lena Duchannes. Her secrets--and her powers--will shake the town and the life of Ethan Wate, the boy who's drawn to her.
From the Publisher
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of <_st13a_city _u13a_st="on"><_st13a_place _u13a_st="on">Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When <_st13a_place _u13a_st="on">Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
About the Author
Kami Garcia is a teacher and reading specialist with an MA in education, and leads book groups for children and teenagers. Margaret Stohl has an MA in English and studied creative writing under poet George MacBeth at the <_st13a_placetype _u13a_st="on">University of <_st13a_placename _u13a_st="on">East Anglia, <_st13a_city _u13a_st="on"><_st13a_place _u13a_st="on">Norwich. They both live in <_st13a_place _u13a_st="on"><_st13a_city _u13a_st="on">Los Angeles, <_st13a_state _u13a_st="on">California, with their families. Beautiful Creatures is their debut novel.
Praise for Beautiful Creatures:
"This book has it all: a creepy setting, a deadly curse, reincarnation, spells, witchcraft and voodoo, plus characters that simply will not let the reader put the book down until finished...Who could ask for more? A sequel? Please!" - VOYA
"In the Gothic tradition of Anne Rice...Give this to fans of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight or HBO's "True Blood" series." - School Library Journal
"[Readers] will be swept up by the haunting and detailed atmosphere, the conventions and strictures of Southern life, and a compelling and dimensional mythology." - Publishers Weekly
"Smart, textured and romantic." - Kirkus Reviews