Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia
Review written by, Meredith
This epic fantasy is a definite page turner. From beginning to end I was hooked!
Lena Duchannes doesn't fit in and isn't welcome in Gatlin County. This is made very clear from the moment she starts Jackson High School and all that people say are "there goes old man Ravenwoods niece!"
Lena definitely comes from an interesting family, but she has never had a friend. Until Ethan Wate. A born and bred Gatlin boy, Ethan's mother died last year in a car accident and every since then his father has retreated to his study and not come out. These two teenagers seem to click in more than one way. But when Ethan finds out that Lena is a caster, someone gifted with magical powers, can he protect her from being claimed by the dark on her 16th birthday?