Kami Garcia , Margie Stohl
Pub Date: Oct 12 2010
Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena’s family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.
Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan’s eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there’s no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town’s tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.
It was a while between reading this book and the previous book. But within pages I was sucked right back into the story, way over my head. This book was another fast in the series and it was just as good as the previous book. After finishing this book I was so happy that I didn’t have to wait before being able to read the next book!
This book picked up with the aftermath of the thing that happened in the finale of Beautiful Creatures. This was done very well. The ending of the previous book was very exciting and the start of this one just made you experience how it would feel afterward. The big void afterwards and how you should deal with it. Or how you can avoid dealing with it. It’s very hard to talk about this book without spoiling this for those who haven’t read the last book yet!
I loved the characters in this book just as much as the last book, though I really am starting to like Link so much more! And I really liked Liv as well, she was a great new character! And let’s not forget Amma, because I really love her and the part she plays in this story. It’s not that I don’t like Lena or Ethan, I just found people in the books that I loved more.
Another great thing about this book is the pacing. You always get just enough information to keep wanting to read the book. At the same time it never feels like you just get a load of information dumped straight into your lap. When you add this to the fact that the information was very refreshing and very interesting it just makes the whole of the book that much better. There’s always some mystery left, yet you do have the feeling you are getting answers as well. And we also get a bit more background story, through the visions, which is always something cool.
Needless to say that I really recommend that you read this! As soon as you can!
Synopsis and image taken from Goodreads