Monday, February 25, 2013

Beautiful Creatures is my new obsession!

I didn't want to give in to the hype.  The new "Twilight"?  Really?!?  But my girls wanted to see a movie recently so against my better judgement, I took them to see "Beautiful Creatures".  Now don't get me wrong, it wasn't the best movie I've ever seen.  But you know what?  It was pretty good!  I was pleasantly surprised to find myself intrigued, laughing out loud, and downright riveted at times.  Again, it's not getting an Oscar nod next year but I definitely liked it enough to come home and download the first book onto my Kindle.

Here I am a little over a week later about halfway through the second one ("Beautiful Darkness") and still a big fan.  I love that the narrator is the male protagonist for a change.  That's refreshing, and Ethan Wate is a pretty funny guy!  I often chuckle as I read, but what I love the most is what an old soul he is, which of course is appropo for his character.

So do yourself a favor, don't be like me and turn up your nose at the books just because there could never be anything like "Twilight" - and trust me, I get bashed for loving those books too, but *raspberry* to the haters out there!  Read the "Beautiful Creatures" series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.  You won't regret it!

Happy reading!

P.S.  Happy 30th birthday to my dear friend, J-Biz!  I loves you! xoxox