Sunday, March 9, 2014

[Book Review] Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia

Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles, #2)Beautiful Darkness
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.

Sometimes life-ending.

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.


Beautiful Darkness - perfect addition to the series. Although not as good of performance as the previous book, it still held thatmystery and magic that still held my attention. 

“We don't get to chose what is true. We only get to choose what we do about it.”

With Lena being upset over her uncle's death and blaming herself for it, she started to drift away from Ethan. Their relationship falters as the connection that they had before her birthday was almost impossible to feel anymore. She ends up acting like a high-hormones-acting teenager and runs away with Ridley and John Breed - hot/sexy incubus. & Ethan takes Liv and Link to try and save them before the rise of Seventeenth Moon. 


I fell in love with this series from the moment I started reading first book. But even though Beautiful Darkness still that magic behind it, I really disliked Ethan and Lena. They were acting like immature kids - with Ethan's jealousy and Lena's "rebel" stage. While following her like a puppy, he didn't even think about being with Liv!! She would have been perfect for him, specially after everything that she sacrifice. 

“The stars look like they're so close, you could reach out and touch them. But you can't. Sometimes things look a lot closer than they are.”

Neither to say, meeting Abraham was a surprise and with vision's that Ethan was having, it was very entertaining but I still can't get over Ethan's attitude throughout the first part of the book. At least the twist at the end really made me have some sort of hopes for the next books to come.