Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin
has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena
moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
Praise for Beautiful Creatures:
An Instant New York Times Bestseller
An Indie Next List Selection
A William Morris YA Debut Award Finalist
A NYPL ""Book for the Teen Age""
""Gorgeously crafted, atmospheric, and original."" - Melissa Marr, NYT bestselling author of Wicked Lovely
""A lush Southern gothic."" - Holly Black, NYT bestselling author of Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale
""A hauntingly delicious dark fantasy."" - Cassandra Clare, NYT bestselling author of City of Bones
""A potent mix of the gothic, the mythic, and the magical...With original characters, complex world building, and crackling prose, this is masterful storytelling."" - Deborah Harkness, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches on the Beautiful Creatures novels
""Like a thick, hot Carolina summer, this story seeps into you until it's all you can think about."" - Carrie Ryan, NYT bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth