Today I have something new and exciting to share with you, dear readers!
I have been asked to share with you some exciting news about Penguin and their new event, #PenguinChats. This is a twitter event whereby Penguin’s twitter account, @penguinukbooks will be holding an exclusive Q&A session with authors, in partnership with other blogs. It is a brilliant chance to ask authors the questions you have been dying to ask them and get a live response!
The first of these #PenguinChats will be running from 8PM on Sunday 27th January and will be with Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, authors of the Caster Chronicles series, of which the first book Beautiful Creatures, has been made into a movie. The movie is out in cinemas next month and looks incredible!
Today I am happy to share with you some exclusive content from the books and even give you chance to win a copy of The Beautiful Creatures Official Illustrated Movie Guide or the Beautiful Creatures Manga, pictured to the right. All you have to do is have a guess at the quiz further down the page! (UK Only, entries close at midnight on Wednesday 23rd January)
First up though is the Beautiful Creatures summary and character profiles, written and provided by Kami and Margaret themselves along with some amazing images from the promotional material from the movie:
Wesley Jefferson Lincoln, better known as Link, is Ethan’s best friend and the on/off love interest of Lena’s cousin Ridley Duchannes. His life, like Ethan’s, changes upon the arrival of Lena in Gatlin when he discovers the existence of the Caster world – and falls in love with the dangerous Siren, Ridley.
Macon ‘Melchizedek’ Ravenwood, is Lena’s uncle and was chosen to watch over her until her 16th birthday. Despite his reputation as the ‘bogeyman’ of Gatlin, he is kind, generous and will go to any length to protect those he loves. He is rarely seen without his dog Boo, whom he describes as his “eyes.”
Ridley (born Julia) Duchannes is Lena’s cousin and childhood ex-best friend, as well as the on/off girlfriend of Link. She became Dark on her 16th birthday and is also a Siren – a seductress who can easily entrap and control human minds. Ridley is wild, stubborn and rebellious, and when armed with a red lollipop, can make people do anything she wants. Despite being Dark, she genuinely cares for Lena and risks her life to help Ethan and Link save her cousin.