Review ~ Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The storyline itself was good. I enjoyed it and thought it was very creative. The descriptions were good as well. Some how the writing lacked a bit and it wasn’t enough to turn me off, just an observation
At times I felt like I was reading Twilight. They seemed to give me the same feelings and the writing was similar in my eyes. I have to say that I’m interested though and will probably read the rest of the series. However, the true reason I picked this book up was because of the movie coming out soon. The movie trailers look good and I wanted to read the book for the movie. A must for me. 😉
So the characters … I liked them all and felt connected with most of them. I think it’s weird that the POV character was not one of the ones I felt closest to. He was actually the least connectable character. He seemed flat or too feminine or too … I don’t know … just flat. Lena had more shape and personality than he did and we only heard from her for about 2 minutes. Ethan did a great job bringing to life all of the other people in his life except himself. I thought that was odd. Maybe it was just him, and I thought he was a bit of a pussy or something, I don’t know. I hope it was just his age or the fact that he had gone through a rough time before he met Lena that he’s like that or maybe it was just Lena that brought out that personality in him. Hopefully he’ll grow and mature and gain some character.
Otherwise, I enjoyed it. I can say I don’t have the “I gotta start the next book right now or I’m gonna die” feeling, but maybe before the next movie comes out I’ll read it.
There’s another series out there that a group of people have been twisting my arm to read. So maybe I’ll get on that right away. 😉 Yeah, you know who you are!! LOL
Anyway, I’d recommend this book, I just wont be running around screaming it to everyone I meet.