Jan 1: “Beautiful Creatures” by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl. This is a supernatural YA book with romantic elements, Book 1 of the Caster Chronicles. Blurb on cover: Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of
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 Gatlin 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. My daughter told me to read this book (after we saw the
movie). Said I would love it. I’m always hesitant to read YA (I’m not exactly
the writer’s audience), but my daughter has rarely steered me wrong. I loved
this book! I even loved how it was told from Ethan’s point of view (first
person). If not for the fact I want to read Doctor Sleep (Stephen King) next, I
would delve into the next book of this series, because this book was hard to
put down! I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads.
I’ve set a goal to read 90 books in 2014 and I’m already behind! Well, I do tend to read more in the summer. Or maybe I just read shorter books in the summer. The first five books I have planned to read in 2014 are all over 500 pages long. That really makes a difference, doesn’t it?
So, what are you doing during this cold snap?