As I mentioned recently, lately the YA titles I read are those I learn about trough movie trailers. As I somehow managed to miss them beforehand.
But now I’ve read several of those, I can’t help but wonder if possibly I skipped them because at that moment they didn’t sound appealing? It’s quite possible too that I am just frustrated by the amount of book series appearing nowadays. Isn’t there anybody out there anymore who can write one book and finish the story inside of that one book?!
I should feel lucky with this series as all the books are already out as far as I could tell. I mean, there are 4 already so I’m guessing it’s done. I certainly hope it is. Not that at the moment I am planning to read on. I just don’t have the capacity to try to follow another book series.
Ok, rant over.
So, you might get the idea from my introduction that the book is not that interesting. 🙂 And I can’t really say that, as it held my attention almost to the end, when it became obvious we weren’t going to see the story end in this book (I wasn’t aware of there being more than one book at that time).
If you haven’t seen the trailer for the movie – the story is basically, in Lena’s family each child is claimed at their 16th birthday for Light or Dark without the child having any claim in their choice (sort of punishment for past magical misbehaviour). And Lena being rather powerful is scared that she might get chosen as Dark.
Of course, then she and Ethan fall in love and they try to reverse the spell or get around it somehow. The whole story is pretty much told from Ethan’s perspective. Which is something I found refreshing and possibly the excuse I could find for what seemed lack of proper characterization perspective (or depth) as guys aren’t usually good at that. I mean, explaining their (and other people’s too) emotions and their background.
One fact I enjoyed, which has nothing to do with the quality of the story actually, is that Lena is an Aquarius with her birthday being one day after mine. 🙂 I know, a silly thing to make you enjoy the story, but what can I say? I like those kinds of details. 🙂
I wonder now what the movie will be like? What I could tell from the trailer and now after reading the book, it seems it might be one of those movies where the story and the movie go of on different tangents.
In the end, even though I enjoyed reading the book (most of it, it felt the story sort of lost its edge in the end), I don’t feel compelled to read on.
Tagged: Beautiful Creatures, Book review, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
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