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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia

There were no surprises in Gatlin County.
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.

At least, that's what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of 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 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.

I was so happy to see another great book-to-movie for valentines day. I watched the movie and felt a good sense of the characters and the story was a decent one, but the movie left me hanging and wanting to know more details. I would actually compare this to how Twilight was an awesome read, but the movie was bland. The movie as a stand alone was decent and got to the point that it should have, but it didn't have that pizzaz that the good movies usually have. Not to mention, the movie is a totally different story than the book, several characters were taken out and their parts were absorbed by other characters, and the ending was a whole different scene than the book was.

Reading the book was a totally different scenario. This book was beautifully written. The perspective of a male main character was refreshing difference.  The insight into Ethan's thought process and the in-depth points where you get to see more information about how things really went between the family members as well as getting a good deal more information on the curse and the true nature of its rules and beginning.

Thanks for listening to my opinion!

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