Sunday, April 4, 2010

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Disclaimer: I get all my books from the library. 


Today's book is Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garci and Margaret Stohl.


I really wanted to like this book. It's got all the makings for a great book: Nice and thick, romance, paranormal, historical fiction.

Yet it fell short for me. The story is told from the POV of a boy. It felt like the authors were really trying to be masculine, but somehow he came across as a little too femmy for me. A little too compassionate, anxious, open with his feelings. Kind of like the way girls want boys to be.

Lena, on the other hand, felt like an enigma. She didn't show her feelings. She seemed empty and vague, and other than her looks, I'm not really sure what it was that made him like her. She wasn't very likeable. So I had a hard time believing in the romance.

And then the book dragged on and on and on. The beginning was exciting, and the ending was tense. Almost everything in the middle just felt like a useless scavenger hunt, killing time until we could finally get to the conclusion. I wanted to get to the ending, so I finally started skipping. Not a good sign.

Don't take my word for it, though. Find out for yourself. I give this book a C.

A = Buy this book NOW
B = Buy this when you can
C = Check it out from the library
D = Don't bother reading it
F = Burn it

4 comments:

  1. I totally one-hundred percent have to agree with you! I seriously thought this book would be excellent, since I'd only read gushing reviews about it, bbbut ... no. Nuh Uh. I couldn't even get to the end lol. Maybe the pace picked up and things started happening later on, but seriously, I don't know how all the people who love this book actually made it through all the blah blah. I couldn't.

    Here's my review (read: rant) if you're interested (",): http://paranormal-obsession.blogspot.com/2010/02/beautiful-creatures-kami-garcia.html

    Don't let the Easter Bunny bite xx

    P.S. I love your About Me ... someone else who isn't afraid to give an honest opinion. Thank God. I'm not alone.

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  2. totally on my way to check out your review. I'm so glad you thought the same as me!

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