BEAUTIFUL CREATURES reading information

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl have penned a very popular series about a small Southern town and the denizens that reside there.  And though officially called the Caster Chronicles, everyone I know refers to it as the Beautiful Creatures series.

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bookcover of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES  by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl BEAUTIFUL CREATURES

3.77 avg rating — 172,734 ratings
  • William C. Morris YA Debut Award Nominee (2010)
  • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Young Adult Fiction (2009)
  • ALA Teens' Top Ten (2010) 

Gatlin looks like a sleepy little southern town.  It has overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards.   Ethan Wate can't wait to escape this boring backwater.  That is until Lena Duchannes moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation.  Then Ethan finds himself inexplicably drawn to her and he becomes determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, Lena struggles to hide her powers and her families cursed heritage.

Word Count: 147,695
Page Count:  592
Accelerated Reading level: 4.5 / points: 21.0
AR quiz: 134708
Lexile: HL670L

bookcover of BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS  by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS


3.94 avg rating — 56,479 ratings

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.  

And Ethan's relationship with Lena is threatened as she withdraws after a tragedy.

Word Count: 131,284
Page Count:  528 
Accelerated Reading level: 4.4 / points: 19.0
AR quiz: 140589

DREAM DARK - a story story

3.75 avg rating — 7,311 ratings

Link joins his best friend, Ethan Wate, on a quest through a mysterious network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South.  He knew the journey would be dangerous but he didn't count on being bitten.  

There is no reading information for this short story that is available in e-format.

bookcover of BEAUTIFUL CHAOS  by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl BEAUTIFUL CHAOS

4.04 avg rating — 36,010 ratings

For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He's being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it isn't by Lena - and whatever is haunting him is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Even worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself — forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn't know why, and most days he's too afraid to ask.

Now Ethan must find a way to return to Lena - and Gatlin - as she vows to do whatever it takes to get him back. Even if it means trusting old enemies or risking their loved ones' lives. 

Word Count: 127,836
Page Count:  528
Accelerated Reading level: 4.2 / points: 18.0
AR  quiz: 147558
Lexile: HL630L

bookcover of BEAUTIFUL REDEMPTION  by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl BEAUTIFUL REDEMPTION

4.02 avg rating — 22,332 ratings

Is death the end . . . or only the beginning?

Word Count: 96,864
Page Count:  464
Accelerated Reading level: 4.2 / points: 14.0
AR quiz: 154798
Lexile: HL630L

compiled by Pam
updated October 2013