Authors: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Publisher: Little Brown
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
Blurb: A new series returns to the world of Beautiful Creatures. Some loves are cursed...others are dangerous.
Ridley Duchannes will be the first to tell you that she's a bad girl. She's Dark. She's a Siren. You can never trust her, or even yourself when she's around. Lucky for her, Wesley "Link" Lincoln can never seem to remember that; quarter Incubus or not, his heart is Mortal when it comes to Ridley. When Link heads to New York City to start a music career, Ridley goes along for the ride-and she has her own reasons. As if leaving small-town Gatlin for the big city, trying to form a band, and surviving life with a partially reformed Siren isn't hard enough already, Link soon learns he has a price on his head that no Caster or Mortal can ever pay.
Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthors of Beautiful Creatures, are back and casting another magical spell. Their signature mixture of mystery, suspense, and romance, along with a dash of fun and danger, will pull fans in and leave them begging for more.
Me: Well, needless to say i had a Queen moment when I heard about this book. "Is this the real life....is this just fantasy?" WHAT? Another series in the freaking amazing Caster world? YESSSS!!!
The Ups: It didn't disappoint. At ALL. These two authors just never cease to amaze me. It's not often that I enjoy a book written by two authors because I feel like the different styles become a weird jumbled unidentified mush.
But NOPE. Not these two. The Beautiful Creatures series was really enthralling, and I loved the world that went with it. The general idea though, was a little chaotic and so was the writing. One of those books you finish and go, "Wait, what just happened?"
But this book is purely delicious. I personally love Ridley Duchannes, even in the other books. I love her struggle to find her sense of secureness, sense of identity, and puts on a hard-to-read cover, but under it is still trying to find a way to express herself.
I also am fully infatuated with Link and Ridley's romance...even though I was rooting for Nox a little...and it's really cute to see them break out of their safe zone and risking it for each other.
I think the two authors did a really good job picking out the meat in every character, really identifying each of them and helping them find their voices.
My favorite character. LENNOX GATES. You know if there is a super hot guy, with a super depressing past, who will open himself up for a girl who wont love him....IM IN LOVEEE. The way he was always torn between his heart and his destiny, how he couldn't say his feelings but felt them immensely...Beauty. Good job Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl!
The sirens was also a very interesting concept-one of my favorite aspects of the book. And how Ridley was bare without the name "siren".
THE ENDING. BAWL. BAWL. NOT SPOILING BUT I NEED MORE...
The Downs: Well what kind of sucks is that I think you should read the Beautiful Creatures series first. You wouldn't be able to understand most of the concepts, the creatures, the powers, or anything without reading the other ones. The other books are wonderful, though, and although they do take a little time (4 500 page books), you'll thoroughly enjoy them.
Well, I don't blame the authors though. This book was truly written for the former fans, and I dont think they could have done a better job.