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Content Review: Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

by: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl                      Review by: Amy 

Intended Audience: 13 and up                              Age of Main Character:  16 and 17

Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.

Sometimes life-ending.

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

Sexual Content:
Some kissing nothing descriptive

B**** 2
D***  2
H***  1

Not really much of anything, there is some violence nothing descriptive

Other Notables:


There is a lot of magic and voodoo in this book. Good Vs. Evil / light Vs. dark.

Did I like this book?
 YES!!!! Probably the best series I've read since Harry Potter. That is saying A LOT! It is a southern gothic book full of romance, intrigue and suspense. Out of this world good. The writing is well done. Near perfection.  Blog Review

Rating: 9 out of 10