The Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
1644 WordsJan 26, 20187 Pages
Since I was a kid I have been fascinated by the imaginary world where there are magic, mythical creatures and the freedom of having power to do what you want. My preference was fading until the movie Beautiful Creatures, a film adaptation for the first novel in the series “The Caster Chronicles” by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. When it hit the theater, I watched it and decided to read the next novel in the series called “Beautiful Darkness”.
Published by Little, Brown on October 12, 2010, “Beautiful Darkness” is a 528-page young adult fantasy and romance novel. The story continued with the recovering of two main characters, Ethan Wate, a mortal and Lena Duchannes, a caster. Despite their different species, they fell in love the first time they saw each other at Jackson High School, and confronted many challenges from Lena’s malicious mom, Sarafine Duchannes, and a family curse. Personally, I am a very selective reader, but it was such a riveting, gripping novel that it only took 5 days to complete. The combination of the roller coaster love story, the fighting scene between dark and light, and the adventurous way they conquer love has ranked the novel #3 on New York Times bestsellers.
The novel is told in first person by Ethan Wate. Ethan is a typical 16 year-old boy growing up in Gatlin with his parents until his mom passed away the previous summer. His dad had gone mad and was sent to a mental hospital in town. He lives with Amarie Treadeau, nicknamed and better known