Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Ethan is counting the months until he can leave Gatlin for greener pastures, but when Lena, a girl he’s seen in his dreams moves to town, he now has a reason to stay. There are secrets that if revealed could tear them apart.
I read Beautiful Creatures back in November 2010, and loved it. The southern gothic feel of the atmosphere, the aspect of the star-crossed lovers, and the shared dreams between Lena and Ethan drew me into the world created Garcia and Stohl. Knowing it was a series, tempered my enthusiasm some – I’d gotten frustrated at having to wait for so many “next” books, that I’d given up reading any series for a while. Beautiful Creatures is the one that started me again. That said I’m behind; I got three-fourths of the way through book two, and gave it to a desperate student and never got back to it. With the movie coming out soon, I think I will pick it back up--good thing it’s on my Kindle. The library physical copies are always out of the library.