Sunday, February 24, 2013
Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles #2) Book Review
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Beautiful Darkness is an awesome sequel in my opinion even better than Beautiful Creatures. I am now so hooked on this series. Beautiful Darkness is very detailed, and the characters are both charming and complicated. You have the same characters from book 1 along with some new ones to mix it up a bit. Being from the South I absolutely love the Southern backdrop, lore and culture that is shared. You start out back in South Carolina and end up in Savannah Georgia one of my favorite places.
Lena and Ethan are struggling with what happened on her 16th Birthday (book 1 you definitely want to read it first). Lena is almost paralyzed with the consequences of her actions. She can not face what she has done, or what is to come. Her grief and fear have her pushing Ethan away. After not being claimed by the dark in Beautiful Creatures you would have expected Lena to be happy. Instead this is where the story really is taking off. Lena's mother Saraphine is back and calling the seventeenth moon. Lena will still have to face the claiming and the ending will leave you shocked!
This book shares a lot more of Amma, of Ethan's mother and the old kind of magic. I love the many different characters and how they are all working together or against each other for either light or dark to prevail. Secrets are coming out , mysteries being solved, and young love in the air .
My favorite quote is from Ethan, " Who am I to take on a battle between powers I didn't understand-armed with a runaway cat, a uniquely bad drummer, a pair of garden shears, and an Ovaltine -drinking teen Galileo?" Yet, he never runs away Ethan faces everything that is happening to both him and Lena.
Loved this book and am so happy there is a big juicy book behind it to keep me entertained. Looking forward to Beautiful Chaos!
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