Title: Beautiful Chaos
Author(s): Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Age Group: Teen
Series: Beautiful Creatures, book three
Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: Picking up where Beautiful Darkness left off, readers are introduced to the consequences of Lena's Claiming--the equivalent of the world ending, and with something even more terrifying ahead.
Ethan and Lena are finally right again--they love one another and they've gotten past all the obstacles that had separated them a few months prior. The only problems? Abraham Ravenwood chasing them, the December weather feeling like summer, plagues of locusts.. It's almost like the world is ending, or at least that's what everyone in Gatlin is afraid of. On top of all this, Ethan's dreams have turned violent and frightening, like before he met Lena. Little does he know, these dreams will lead to a frightening death, one of the most unexpected. Sad, frightening, and enlightening, I loved this novel, especially with the more insights into Lena's twisted family origins. Garcia and Stohl's metaphor about the differences between Mortals and Casters never fails to hit me to the core. No matter what our differences are, we all struggle with dark and light impulses inside us, and that nothing is destined.
'The Wheel of Fate crushes us all.'