The recent mad flurry of book-shopping has left me with a lot of books that I basically regret buying. I make it a point to buy books by new authors, especially the debuts, because I just think we should try the new guys than stick to the old favorites when it comes to BUYING books when opposed to renting them from the library. I recently bought quite a few including Fallen by Lauren Kate and Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. And although I started reading Fallen before BC, I read a little bit of BC while travelling, and LOVED it. I love everything about the book, from the southern atmosphere and the small-town setting, to the main characters. Ethan Wate is one of the most compelling male voices to date. Writing a paranormal romance from a guy’s point of view is bound to be difficult, but these guys have pulled it off beautifully. Ethan is just so lovable and a fun main character and anyway it’s a whole different experience reading YA paranormal romance from a male point of view. And the other, even more interesting fact is that the smaller, lesser characters have been so well-developed with their minor quirks and their own personalities that it seems like whole new stories can be written about them.
All in all, this is a totally fun book, and worth every minute of your reading time. There are flaws of course…like every other book. But the good stuff overwhelms the bad stuff and the whole Caster universe is just plain fabulous!!
A description from
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps, and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
Go read the book ,it’s totally worth it.