Beautiful Chaos – Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Chaos - Beautiful Creatures Book 3**BEAUTIFUL CHAOS IS THE THIRD BOOK IN THE SERIES, SO THIS BOOK WILL CONTAIN UNAVOIDABLE SPOILERS FOR THE PREVIOUS BOOKS**

Their love has just begun. Now the end of days is coming…

Having been disappointed with the last book in the series, my expectations weren’t high for this book. However, it did impress me.

Beautiful Chaos was a lot better than Beautiful Darkness. The plot was a lot more imaginable as part of the series and the characters all seemed to be more realistic.

This book began shortly after the conclusion of the prequel, meaning the series was easy to get back into and understand. The events of the previous book heavily influenced the plot line in this book, which is always good in a series.

The book dealt with the new problems faced by Ethan, Lena and their friends. The end of days is coming and they must try to save everyone. Ethan and Lena are back together in this book, which immediately made the book an improvement upon Beautiful Darkness.

The story shows how life continues whilst the world around them is dying. Everything is changing and they don’t know how to stop it, with Abraham still evil and plotting and more obstacles.

In this book, Link became more involved, he is my favourite character thanks to his humorous comments so I was very pleased with this development. The book also had Ridley as a more main character, during the book she struggles to adjust to her new life as a human.

The book was well written, and the plot was intriguing – though perhaps it did drag on a bit longer than necessary. It still isn’t as good as the first in the series, however I do still enjoy reading the series.

The ending of the book had me in tears, it was a very unexpected ending which has left me very curious for the sequel, Beautiful Redemption. It will be interesting to see how the authors continue the plot and if the sacrifices made will pay off.

I would recommend this book, but only if you have read the rest of the series!

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Beautiful Darkness – Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Darkness - Beautiful Creatures Book 2Some loves are meant to be, others are cursed…

**BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS IS THE SECOND IN THE SERIES SO THIS REVIEW WILL CONTAIN UNAVOIDABLE SPOILERS**

I had read the first book in the series, Beautiful Creatures, about a year ago. I was gripped on the book and couldn’t stop reading.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t immediately find Beautiful Darkness, the next book.  I eventually got my hands on a copy, and was very excited to begin reading it.

However, I was very disappointed…….

For me, the plot was inconceivable compared to the previous book.

Beautiful Creatures told the story of Lena and Ethan falling in love and saving each others’ lives, in very different ways. I thought they were a great couple and it was blatantly obvious how much they loved each other. However in Beautiful Darkness they effectively broke up, for me this was an unimaginable plot twist. This really spoiled the book for me.

However, it wasn’t all bad. We were introduced to  Liv, a new character who became one of my favourites. I also enjoyed reading about the journey Ethan had to complete to save Lena, as this was the most exciting part of the book.

The book was well written but the plot weakened the book. I stuck with the book because I wanted to see how it would conclude, it ended the way I predicted.

In conclusion, I wouldn’t recommend this book, however I would definitely recommend Beautiful Creatures. Hopefully this book will be the low point, I hope the rest of the series will improve and restore my faith in the story.

I am currently reading Beautiful Chaos (the third book) although I was reluctant to start reading but so far so good. Check back for the review soon!