Beautiful Redemption Paperback
Part of the Beautiful Creatures series
Beautiful Redemption is the much-anticipated finale of the spellbinding love story that began with Beautiful Creatures - a romance that is bound to capture the hearts of Twilight fans everywhere. One night in the rain, Ethan Wate opened his eyes and fell in love with Lena Duchannes.
His life would never be the same. Ethan always dreamed of leaving the stifling Southern town of Gatlin. But he never dreamt that finding love with Lena Duchannes would drive him away.
Lena is a Caster girl whose supernatural powers unveiled a secretive and cursed side of Gatlin, so powerful it forced him to make a terrible sacrifice. Now Ethan must find a way to return to Lena - and Gatlin - as she vows to do whatever it takes to get him back.
Even if it means trusting old enemies or risking their loved ones' lives. Some loves are meant to be. Others are cursed ...Can Ethan and Lena rewrite their fate and their spellbinding love story in this stunning finale to the Beautiful Creatures series? *Don't miss the Warner Brothers and Alcon Entertainment blockbuster movie of Beautiful Creatures directed by Richard LaGravenese (P.S. I Love You) and featuring an all star cast including Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davies and hot young Hollywood talent Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich and Emmy Rossum.
Praise for Beautiful Creatures: 'Watch out Twilight and Hunger Games' - The Guardian 'Move over Twilight, there's a new supernatural saga in town.' - E! About the authors: @kamigarcia is a superstitious American southerner who can make biscuits by hand and pies from scratch!
She attended George Washington University and is a teacher and reading specialist.
She lives in Los Angeles, California with her family. @mstohl has written and designed many successful video games, which is why her two beagles are named Zelda and Kirby.
She has degrees from Yale and Stanford Universities in the US and has also studied in the prestigious creative writing department at UEA, Norwich. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her family. www.beautifulcreaturesthebook.com Also available in the Beautiful Creatures series: Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness and Beautiful Chaos. *Don't miss the brand new DANGEROUS CREATURES series, set in the world of Beautiful Creatures* Exclusive ebook novellas also available: Dream Dark Dangerous Dream
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 25/10/2012
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780141335278
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Review by ElleLainey
Okay, I hate to say this, but I was disappointed with this book. Here’s why - Ethan has always been the POV for these books. Everything has always been seen through him. I think dividing the book up between Lena’s POV and Ethan’s was probably a good idea, considering how they went about it, but for me, it didn’t work. I missed Ethan every time we were with Lena, who turned into a whining brat again.I was disappointed that Ethan Carter Wate wasn’t reunited with GenevieveSarafine, Hunting and Angelus’ deaths were kind of anti-climactic considering all the trouble they had causedThere was no mention of the after effects that putting so many Casts onto Mitchell Wate should have causedThere was no mention of whether Mitchell finished the Eighteenth Moon book he was working onWe never found out what the resolution to Marian’s trial was, because Macon said, after they rescued her and got her back to the library, that they would have to wait a while for judgement. It never came.We know Amma’s bargain, but we don’t get to find out what Sulla saw in her cards, as a child. Was it that she tore a hole in the universe? Was it that she would lose Ethan? Or was it that she would have to swap places with Ethan eventually?And why did Amma suddenly show up at the Wate’s when Ethan was born. I guess it was because she knew all along that she would have to save him, but that doesn’t make sense if his future was rewritten. Was it because Lila was a Keeper and she knew it was dangerous? Was it because she knew Lila and Macon’s relationship would lead to trouble? Or was it because she knew Lila would die?We’re never told, through the series, if Liv and John suffer the same effects as Lena and Ethan. That they can or cannot touch each other without consequences, like all Casters and Mortals. Since Rid said that she and Link couldn’t be together because of it, when she was mortal and he was an Incubus, I guess Liv and John would have been the same. But then, there’s no mention in this book if Liv and John can now touch without consequences, as Ethan and Lena can. The whole Rid and Link thing was solved when she was back to being Dark, but Liv and John are never explained.We get no read explanation of why Abraham made John, except that he thought a powerful hybrid would destroy the Mortals. How? How was Abraham going to use him? Who were his parents?The bokor threatened Macon for interfering in Amma’s bargain with him, and it sounded as if he was going to see it through, even after Macon showed his powers. However, this is never revisited. We don’t know if the bokor would see it through, or if Macon managed to scare him off.I hate a book with unanswered questions. It makes things really confusing. I would get it if there was another book, or a follow up series with Link and Rid as the centre characters but there’s no hint or mention of that anywhere I can find.As for what I liked about this book, it won’t take long to say. I love Link, and his relationship with Ridley, which I always have through the series. I liked John and Liv, Macon and Ethan. I really liked Xavier and I loved the way that Abraham died. I liked that Genevieve got in on the action with the book as well. But that’s about it. I liked the way Ethan tried to communicate, through the crossword.Overall, for me, this book was a bit repetitive and uninformative. I have a million unanswered questions about it and although it was never thrown in your face in the other books, even though you noticed it, in this book it’s plain that the formula is - one person dies, they get to come back, but if they do, someone else dies in their place. I get that you don’t get something for nothing, but something a little more original and different would have been nice. To be honest, I would have liked it had they left the story ending at Ethan’s death.I gave it three stars because the series was fantastic, and I love the characters still, but in this book, the overall storyline just didn't work for me. It was just too repetitive and didn't accomplish much, except getting rid of the bad guys in an unusual and strange way.
Review by LaurenKathryn
My brain hurts. I really wanted to enjoy this, after all, it's the end of the series! The characters I'd come to love and laugh at, they were finally leaving me, waving goodbye and closing their doors (or gravestones in this book's case). But, I didn't like it. I mean, I tried, don't get me wrong, but what the hell was this!? <br/><br/>Confused, annoyed, blah. <br/><br/>I mean, yeah, it had an ending (aside from the whole Link and Ridley thing - WHAT?! I waited four books for "pass the salt" or whatever crap encounter they had at the end, not even a heartfelt conversation or a bloody kiss!) but it was just meh.<br/><br/>As the actual series went on, I just thought that the authors lost control of the story. They had built up this unique story line and it just fell flat. It was too good for them to live up to the expected, amazing ending. (I'm actually writing this as my cat is flying around my living room wailing, even he hated it!)<br/><br/>I think the only saving grace was Macon. What would we have done without him? In my opinion, he was the only likable character in this book. He got the job done, with his usual humourous one liners, and there was no nonsense in between. No pining over the insta-love all of the other characters had seemed to fall into about two minutes ago. He was believable and genuine.<br/><br/>Don't get me wrong, I really started off enjoying this series and the prospects it held, but it just lost my interest. Not a lot of series can re-gain my interest that late in the game, but, this being said, I will be sad to say goodbye.<br/>