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    Beautiful Chaos – Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

    “In Gatlin, it’s funny how the good things are all tied up with the bad. Sometimes it’s hard to tell which is which. But either way, you end up taking your sugar with your salt and your kicks with your kisses, as Amma would say.” Since Lena made the decision not to choose between light and dark, the world has not been the same. The Caster world has become a twisted place with powers not working as they should. And even the mortal world knows something strange has happened with heat waves and lumbers attacking every bit of vegetation. If Ethan and Lena want to fix the chaos caused, one…

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    Beautiful Darkness – Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

    **This book is the second in the Caster Chronicles. This means that the review may contain spoilers from the previous book, Beautiful Creatures.**  “This town owned us, that was the good and the bad of it. It knew every inch of us, every sin, every secret, every scab. Which was why most people never bothered to leave, and why the ones who did never came back. Before I met Lena that would have been me, five minutes after I graduated from Jackson High. Gone. Then I fell in love with a Caster girl. She showed me there was another world within the cracks of our uneven sidewalks. One that had been…

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    Beautiful Creatures – Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

    “But all I could see was a beautiful girl in a long gray dress, under a white track jacket with the word Munich sewn on it, and beat-up black converse peeking out underneath. A girl who wore a long silver chain around her neck, with tons of stuff dangling from it – a plastic ring from a bubblegum machine, a safety pin, and a bunch of other junk I was too far away to see. A girl who didn’t look like she belonged in Gatlin. I couldn’t take my eyes off her. Macon Ravenwood’s niece. What was wrong with me? She tucked her dark curls behind her ear, black nail polish catching the fluorescent light. Her hands were…

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    Beautiful Creatures: The official Illustrated Movie Companion – Mark Cotta Vaz

    Explore the making of the film Beautiful Creatures in this ultimate visual companion, lavishly illustrated with full-colour photos of the cast, locations, and sets. This beautiful paperback edition celebrates the on-screen creation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s fascinating world, brought to life by screenwriter and director Richard LaGravenese.  With never-before-seen images, exclusive interviews and personal stories, Mark Cotta Vaz takes you behind the scenes with cast and crew, uncovering intimate details of the filmmaking process *** I have never really read one of these books before. I was bought From Page to Screen, the Harry Potter companion, for my birthday and have only got a few pages in as…

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    #PenguinChats Exclusive & Giveaway: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

    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…