5 May 2014

Beautiful redemption - Review (Repost with Dangerous creatures info)

The caster chronicles book four.
Available now.

What's it about?

Is death the end . . . or only the beginning?
Ethan Wate always dreamed of leaving the stifling Southern town of Gatlin.
But he never dreamt that finding love with Lena Duchannes would drive him away. Lena is a Caster girl whose supernatural powers unveiled a secretive and cursed side of Gatlin, so powerful it forced him to make a terrible sacrifice.
Now Ethan must find a way to return to Lena - and Gatlin - as she vows to do whatever it takes to get him back. Even if it means trusting old enemies or risking their loved ones' lives.
Can Ethan and Lena rewrite their fate and their spellbinding love story in this stunning finale to the Beautiful Creatures series? 
My review
 (Warning: may contain spoilers from the previous three books.)
Having been with this series from the beginning I was sad to see it end but excited at the same time, especially after what happened at the end of Beautiful chaos, I couldn't imagine how they would bring back Ethan and have everything work out by the end of the book.
I'll admit, I didn't love the middle two books as much as I did the first so I wasn't sure what I'd be getting with Beautiful redemption, turns out what I got was something epic! I really enjoyed every gripping moment following Ethan's journey to trying to get his life back and even a brief few chapters from Lena's perspective as she tries her best to help him.
Beautiful redemption was an unpredictable adventure that kept me hooked until the end, I think it ended - both the book and series - perfectly, despite some sad events, they felt necessary to the story and everything was in order, so to speak.
However, I wish I'd gotten around to reading Dream dark before I picked this up because there are a lot of references that I assume are to it throughout Beautiful redemption that made me feel like I'd missed something, so I would suggest reading Dream dark first.
Ethan still remains my favourite ever male lead, the things he'll go through for the girl he loves is impressive, to say the least, and he's a perfect southern gentleman, so polite and caring, he's how I'd like my son to turn out when he grows up.
The Caster chronicles has been a fantastic series and I can't wait to see what the authors come up with next, either together or separately.

My thoughts on the cover
I really like the birds eye view of the spiral staircase on this cover, its an interesting image and I like the way the green has been used and how the whole series matches together nicely.

Favourite quotes
'I love you, Ethan. I won't forget you. I'll never forget you, and I'll never stop loving you.'

'She slid into my arms, falling into sobs that beat against my chest. I don't know which one of us was crying harder. I'm not even sure we remembered to kiss. What we had went so much deeper than a kiss.'

If, like me, you're already a fan of this series, then check this out!

Dangerous creatures

The first in the spin-off series is available to preorder and will be released on May 20th 2014.

A new series returns to the world of Beautiful Creatures. Some loves are cursed...others are dangerous.

Ridley Duchannes will be the first to tell you that she's a bad girl. She's Dark. She's a Siren. You can never trust her, or even yourself when she's around. Lucky for her, Wesley "Link" Lincoln can never seem to remember that; quarter Incubus or not, his heart is Mortal when it comes to Ridley. When Link heads to New York City to start a music career, Ridley goes along for the ride-and she has her own reasons. As if leaving small-town Gatlin for the big city, trying to form a band, and surviving life with a partially reformed Siren isn't hard enough already, Link soon learns he has a price on his head that no Caster or Mortal can ever pay.

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthors of Beautiful Creatures, are back and casting another magical spell. Their signature mixture of mystery, suspense, and romance, along with a dash of fun and danger, will pull fans in and leave them begging for more.

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