Review: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful CreaturesVerdict:
Title: Beautiful Creatures
Author: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Publish Date: 3 January 2013
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 576
Genre: YA, fantasy, paranormal, romance
Series Number: Caster Chronicles #1
Source: Spinebreakers (Penguin), finished copy

I had known of Beautiful Creatures for a long time before I read the book. Although, when I say I had known about the book, all I really mean is that I recognised the title and the book’s cover design. The novel had never interested me because by ‘creatures’ I thought they literally meant animals and so I had never gathered any motivation to read it. However, hearing that it was being adapted for the screen and learning a general sense of the plot, I must admit that my interest towards Beautiful Creatures did perk up a bit. Continue reading

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Review: The Lunar Chronicles: Scarlet by Marrisa Meyer

scarletVerdict:
Title: The Lunar Chronicles: Scarlet
Author: Marrisa Meyer
Publish Date: 7 February 2013
Publisher: Puffin
Pages: 464
Genre: YA, Dystopia, fantasy, fairy-tale
Source: Spinebreakers (Penguin), finished copy

Scarlet is the second book in The Lunar Chronicles by newcomer Marissa Meyer. After finishing Cinder I was eagerly looking forward to reading Scarlet and I sure wasn’t disappointed. The funny thing is, before reading Cinder, I thought the Lunar stories were going to be completely separate from one another. Cinder would have her resolution in the first novel of the series, and then Little Red would come along with her own story. Gladly I was wrong about this! Continue reading