Title – Beautiful Chaos (Book 3 in Beautiful Creatures Series)
Author – Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Genre – Fiction/Paranormal/Young adult
Pages – 518
Reviewer – Laura
Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home from the Great Barrier, strange and impossible have taken on a new meaning. Swarms of locusts, record breaking heat, and devastating storms rage through Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena’s claiming. Even Lena’s family of powerful Supernaturals is affected – and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear; what – or who – will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?
Sometimes there is no going back. And this time there wont be a happy ending.
Beautiful Chaos is the third book in the Beautiful Creatures series. At the end of Beautiful Darkness (book 2), Lena finally claimed herself as a Caster for both light and dark, ultimately ruining her evil mother Sarafine, and evil great- great-Grandfather Abraham’s, plans for her! Since Lena’s choice is unprecedented in Castor history, it seems to have upset the order of things. The result is major chaos in the small town of Gatlin, not to mention in the Caster world!
To add to this dilemma, Ethan has started to feel strange and not exactly like himself. He has begun to notice significant changes in his personality, forgetting simple things like his phone number and even his own memories! More disturbing are his constant nightmares, where he always dies at the hands of someone that looks exactly like him!
I must say I enjoyed this book much more than I did Beautiful Darkness, and I am still completely hooked on this story!
The connection and love between Lena and Ethan was back on track, and I found I really started to enjoy Lena’s character again!
I like that this book was generally more action packed than Beautiful Darkness. The drama between Abraham/Sarafine and Ethan was intense, exciting and definitely kept me intrigued throughout the book!
I also love the additional characters and what they bring to the story. Ridley, Lena’s dark Caster cousin, who has been in the story since the beginning – is one of my favourites at the moment. I also really enjoyed the connection that Lena had with Ethan’s best friend Link! Thankfully, the love “square” that was formed in Beautiful Darkness seems to be over with, which I found made me appreciate Liv and John’s characters a lot more – they are so cute and I hope it works out for them in the end!
The end of this book will definitely leave you with this horrible feeling of suspense and sadness, so much so, that you will just want to rush to read the fourth and final book -Beautiful Redemption!