Beautiful Darkness (Beautiful Creatures)

Book 2 of 4 in the Beautiful Creatures Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 6 - 8Grades 3 - 12Z4.4131284
Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.

Sometimes life-ending.

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. 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.
Paperback, 528 pages
Published on September 19, 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0316077046
ISBN-13: 9780316077040
11 Book Reviews
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  • grapefruit
    grapefruitThursday, April 19, 2018 at 4:30 am55 stars
    Lena is unstable. Magical. Dangerous. Ethan has no idea what his girlfriend can do, and what will happen to her.In this sequel to Beautiful Creatures, a beautiful relationship is at the brink of breaking and so is a magical fortune.Lena's eyes are ever-changing, determining who--what --she is if she is Light or Dark. Ethan, Lena, Ethan's friend Link and Lena's cousin Rid find themselves stuck in a spiral of love, confusion, and magic. Good for fans of magic and romance.
    • poshpony
      poshponyMonday, April 16, 2018 at 11:28 am55 stars
      THis is a truly pure love story between, what you might say as normal and gifted people. It shows the true joy and power of love. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did!
      • mamabird
        mamabirdWednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5:11 pm55 stars
        Good book, great teamwork from the authors :)
        • booknerd717
          booknerd717Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 1:23 pm
          I didn't like this one as much as the others. I think beautiful chaos is the best.
          • happyapples_14Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 11:37 am
            one of my favs i luv it sssoooo much though the last book is the best
            • zendayafan460
              zendayafan460Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 10:21 am44 stars
              it is realy good i <3 it.
              • zendayafan460
                zendayafan460Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 10:20 am44 stars
                really good.
                • isisdog1
                  isisdog1Monday, April 29, 2013 at 8:09 am55 stars
                  I have already read this awesome book! For all those fans that like twilight check out this book! She has found out which caster she is and cannot be tamed !!!!
                  • nezziepoo
                    nezziepooTuesday, April 23, 2013 at 4:46 pm44 stars
                    Omg I loved this book it rally caught my attention I really think the author did great .Im hoping that Beautiful Chaos will be just as great shout out to the authors they really did good on this book. congratulations.
                    • yusufstevens
                      yusufstevensThursday, October 18, 2012 at 2:25 pm
                      it look cool