Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 6 - 8Grades 3 - 12Z4.5147695
This edition features exclusive movie cover art!

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.
Hardcover, 563 pages
Published on December 1, 2009 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0316042676
ISBN-13: 9780316042673
24 Book Reviews
  • 3003721
    3003721Friday, May 22, 2015 at 6:48 am55 stars
    This is one of my all time favorite book series. I have read it two times now. The book is in Ethan Wate's perspective as he falls in love with a Caster, Lena Duchannes. One of the things that makes the series so great is that it is written in Ethan's perspective.
    • breh
      brehThursday, January 15, 2015 at 7:51 am
      • booknerd717
        booknerd717Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 1:19 pm
        I really love this book! It's really not what you'd expect.
        • nerdalert42
          nerdalert42Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 2:32 pm55 stars
          I totally love this book.I read this so now I have the whole series !
          • edmodo-y7uhdckgug
            edmodo-y7uhdckgugThursday, December 5, 2013 at 4:27 pm
            This is an awesome movie and i am soon going to read this book to see which is better
            • isisdog1
              isisdog1Monday, April 29, 2013 at 8:08 am55 stars
              I have already read this awesome book! For all those fans that like twilight check out this book! It is about a girl that has ''caster" powers and is about to become assigned to a good caster or a bad caster. She falls in love with a mortal and tells him her secret. U have to read the rest find out!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 D= D= D= D= D=
              • NameWednesday, April 17, 2013 at 9:13 am
                I didnt read the book , but i saw the movie its awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                • bookish13
                  bookish13Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 12:24 pm
                  This is an amazing book. Ethan has the perfect tenage life. He's definetly popular, untill he meets Lena. His life is turned upside-down because of Lena Duchans, the girl of his dreams... literally! This book definetly plays with your emotions, and makes you feel like your part of the story. It is brilliant the way they incorperate magic into this kind of love story!
                  • booknerd717
                    booknerd717Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 1:20 pm
                    Totally agree with you!
                  • cdukes
                    cdukesTuesday, March 26, 2013 at 12:14 pm55 starsFeatured
                    This book was amazing! It is a cute love story between a human named Ethan and a caster named Lena. It is amazingly written and pretty long. You will laugh and cheer the whole time! Read Beautiful Creatures, one of the best books ever. This story not be suitable for young children.
                    • fluffybody
                      fluffybodyMonday, January 14, 2013 at 10:19 pm
                      I am almost done with this book and so far i love it.
                      • levi
                        leviMonday, March 25, 2013 at 4:34 pm
                        i lov this book to almost finished