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Seventeen Moons - Eine unheilvolle Liebe (Caster Chronicles #2)

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Manche Geheimnisse verändern dein Leben. Andere bringen es in Gefahr...

Früher dachte ich, in unserer Stadt würde sich nie etwas verändern. Jetzt weiß ich es besser, und ich wünschte, ich hätte damals recht gehabt. Denn seit ich mich in Lena, das Caster-Mädchen, verliebt habe, sind alle Menschen, die mir etwas bedeuten, in Gefahr. Wir dachten, Lena sei die Einzige, auf der...more
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published September 12th 2011 by cbj (first published January 1st 2010)
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mark monday
well, i am reading a paranormal romance written for teenage girls. so sue me!

i would love to give this book 1 star and just forget about it, for so many reasons:

- despite the potentially interesting role reversal happening (mysterious supernatural GIRL meets weepy, slack-jawed BOY), the dialogue between the two is just as mawkish and hand-wringy as bella & edward.
- my God, two authors and two pages of credits to supporters of this project, and they still don't know how to write? hello, ther...more
Cara
These books DO NOT disappoint. Every time I finish one I'm always a bit emotionally drained and the authors always dangle something in front of you, so you almost have to read the next one to keep your sanity intact.

Ethan and Lena just barely made it out alive from Lena's last Claiming, and things are not the same. Lena is grieving over the loss of Macon and Ethan can feel she is slipping away from him. She's starting to hang out with Ridley and this strange guy named John. Before Ethan can...more
kari
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Joyzi
Oct 29, 2010 Joyzi rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Peeps who don't mind emo girl and gay boy
Recommended to Joyzi by: Goodreads
MY WTB NON-SPOILER REVIEW



Seriously? This Book, three words honey---What The Buck!!!---(Can't bucking believe I'm using this pseudo-curse BUCK YOU! YOUTUBE)

what the buck fo show! Pictures, Images and Photos

Well what can I say O_o???

*speechless for a moment*

This book is totally bad-ass, awesome, epic, pawned, heart-stopping, hair-raising, spine-tingling, thrilling, electrifying, breath taking, totally wicked yada yada. I can go on and on but I think my limited vocabulary won't do it justice.

Stars speak for yourself. Ah Hello! Hi there Blindy! L...more
Krys

Beautiful Darkness is a reread for me. I read it first in July of 2010, when I couldn't talk about the book because everything I might talk about could be construed as a spoiler. Sitting down to type this now, however, I realize that pretty much everything I can say about this book even now is an actual spoiler, and that makes it hard to write a review that will not offend someone.

But I'm going to try. Because I can. And because my previous boasty review of this needs to be stricken.

* Spoilers...more
Kristi
Oh, how I've missed you Gatlin. The one thing that really stands out to me about this series... isn't the incredible cast of characters or the engrossing story.... it's the setting. I LOVE GATLIN. I want to live there.... eat Amma's pies, ride in Link's Beater to the Dar-ee Keen, waft in the scent of lemon trees at Ravenwood. There is something truly addicting about Gatlin... and I often find it hard to withdrawal from the world within the pages.

Beautiful Darkness is one word is intense. So much...more
Sandy
WHAT ABOUT LIV???

Like Beautiful Creatures, this sequel drew me in with the lush, vivid descriptions and fascinating characters. However, Beautiful Darkness suffers from the same problems that plagued its predecessor: uneven pacing and a confusing ending that solves few of the problems that have been building up for 500 pages. And who am I kidding--I'm knocking off a star for my favorite character, Liv, who really gets shafted in this book.

The delightful supporting cast is my favorite part of thi...more
Michael
Another enjoyable book from Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl! Yay!


I must admit, Beautiful Darkness took much longer for me to get into than Beautiful Creatures. Garcia and Stohl tend to throw plenty of description and information at the reader for the first three hundred pages, and makes you think, How is this all going to come together? However, they weave that into a heart-stopping climax that makes you regret ever doubting them in the first place. This novel is quite different that the last boo...more
Rollie
New mysterious student.

Hot.

Pale.

Love story.

Crap. Aren’t we all tired of this formula at the beginning? Basically, from what I listed above, you could immediately think of twilight. Talking about it, it’s really sad that lots of writers do influenced by twilight that no matter how original the concept they have, you could still notice stain from twilight.

However, I’m guessing the authors’ references in making this book are the following:
Twilight. I mentioned it already.

Harry Potter. Remember the...more
Stacia (the 2010 club)
If the whole book had been like the last 80 pages, it might have received a higher rating from me. Unfortunately, I just didn't enjoy the fact that the two main characters were pretty much separated for most of the story.

Having to accompany Ethan on his journey to "save" Lena was a long, drawn out process. The group was searching, then back home, searching, then back home. I started skimming after a while.

The highlight of Beautiful Darkness was the complicated relationship between Ridley and Lin...more
Kt
After not being claimed for darkness like she feared, you would expect Lena to be happy to be able to stay with Ethan. However her guilt from her Uncle's death is threatening to consume her and causes Lena to pull further and further away from Ethan. When Ethan starts having mysterious visions again, this time without Lena, he knows she is in trouble, but he just isn't sure what the danger really is. When Lena really starts to take a turn for the worst, Ethan may just be the only person who can...more
Emily★
May 24, 2010 Emily★ rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Beautiful Creatures
Recommended to Emily★ by: Mindi Rench
**Warning: I don't believe that this contains spoilers, but you're the judge. If you don't want to read it in fear the book will be spoiled for you, please don't. I don't want to be held accountable.**

BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS.

The name itself just hints at the possibilities of the story.
What's beautiful?
What's dark?
Is it Dark, emphasis on the capital 'D?' (All of you BEAUTIFUL CREATURES fans out there will understand that.)

Well, I can't tell you. I'm very sorry. This book comes out in October, so you...more
CHris.T.o.S
The Caster CHronicles are going to be the next HArry POTTer Series,seriously.Amazing!!!!!Very colourfull characters,full of secrets,revelations,plot twists.Uhm...the new adds (wont say anything) are tremendous.I can't say anything because it will be full of spoilers.just get to the end.I am a huge fan,i believe that this can become a fantastic film.Du no..... fantastic writters plot. etch etch.Just amazing and much more better than the fantastic first one.In a few words:THUMBS UP!!!!

ps.Sorry i c...more
Ceilidh
I am sorry to say it was a disappointment. The first book had moments of pacing difficulties but here they seemed to spiral out of control. There was no real beginning, middle or end to the story; it all just dragged out and felt like it was pushed together out of scraps of story and scenes. This book is over 500 pages long and you feel each of those 500+ pages, especially since the plot seems to have wandered off somewhere. Everything wandered from one scene to another with no real order or poi...more
AH
What a sombre, dreary beginning.

That was my first update on this book and unfortunately the first 200 pages are just that: Sombre, dreary, with lots of crying and sadness. I wanted to like this book. I really did. I liked its predecessor Beautiful Creatures. But this book just didn’t do it for me.

Why the 3 star rating? There were a lot of things that I did enjoy in the book:

I liked the Caster magic and lore. Every reference to Caster magic was interesting and well thought out. I liked that the...more
~Tina~
Loved this!

Beautiful Darkness is like drinking a cup of hot cocoa. It's rich, smooth and made to be drunk read slowly to savor ever delicious word.

Struggling with the loss of her Uncle's death, Lena is very different from the first book. In a nut shell? She's lost. Very.Very Lost.
I have to admit, I was pretty frustrated with her character through out most of this book, but her journey was necessary to find her true path.
Ethan totally owned this one. His love, his strength and his courage was som...more
Kiersten
This book really gave me a new appreciation for love triangles. Usually, when I'm reading a book, the main character/speaker is the one choosing between two people. And, as the reader, I LOVE to have an opinion on who the character should end up with. Reading from the perspective of someone who is one of the options is so much more frustrating. I found myself angry at Lena because she was giving Ethan the cold shoulder. (I suddenly feel bad for all those characters in other books...). On another...more
Thomas
I LOVE the endings to these books, they are the sole reason why I trudge through the three hundred or so other pages that make up the exposition. The accumulation of all the conflict and suspense and foreshadowing into about one hundred to two hundred pages is absolutely amazing.

Beautiful Darkness had the same problem as Beautiful Creatures - it was too long, at least for my taste. I felt like the plot was not as believable as the first book in terms of withheld information, and there were more...more
Krista
Beautiful Creatures dazzled me. A well-deserved 5 stars. Beautiful Darkness is also a very special book and a terrific read. What took BD down to 4 stars for me was that it took me the first 200 pages to really get into the story and take off flying to finish the rest. The story was not bad by any means, but Lena was kind of irritating in this book -- the girl is certainly dealing with a lot of issues. I adore the unique supporting characters. Loved the addition of Liv. Amma is the greatest. You...more
s-hastings
I loved this book. Definitaly worth the wait. There were parts where I laughed, parts where I cried, parts where I screamed. This book has it all!
Esther Bernstein
Full review on Reader's Dialogue: http://readersdialogueblogspot.com

I was very disappointed with this sequel to Beautiful Creatures. Everything I loved about the first book is gone from the second, and the things that bothered me about the first book are magnified in the second.

The slow beginning of Beautiful Creatures put me off a bit, but once I got into the story, that little pest faded away and I became involved with the characters. In Beautiful Darkness, I had a hard time getting back into...more
Lyndz
I wanted to like this book so bad. I quite enjoyed the first one, I thought Beautiful Creatures was a much needed break from the tedious plots in YA fantasy fiction. This one, well, not so much.

Let me get my gripes out of the way right off the bat.

What’s it called when in a plot the protagonist is faced with an insurmountable problem and then all the sudden the author creates a seemingly random solution without any prior mention of the solutions existence? I know there is a name for this but I...more
Lissa Smith
Nov 21, 2011 Lissa Smith rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lissa by: Books 4 Review Club


3 Better Stars

The Caster Chronicles 1-3 Collection by Kami Garcia I am still having a hard time reading this series… and an even harder time reviewing it…. However, it is getting better…[

[book:Beautiful Darkness|7842288](Caster Chronicles #2) BY Kami Garcia

Lissa’s Second Hardest Review Ever

As hard as this series is for me to read I have to admit that book two was much better than boon one. I managed to finish it in 15 hours verses the 21 hours it took me to read book one. Just like the first book as things started to escalate the author wou...more
Sandra
I have to admit Beautiful Darkness was not as amazing as Beautiful Creatures; in fact it took me 200-250 pages to really get into this book. I am so happy I stuck with it though because the ending just seriously wowed me!

The plot and writing was a bit unorganized. There were so many chapters where nothing was happening and then all of a sudden fifty things happened at once and then back to nothing. Don’t get me wrong, I love that this one focused more on the Caster world and how Ethan and Lena’...more
Isamlq
id love an ARC of this book!

*************

Drama, drama, drama...

Everything that was good in Beautiful Creatures is used in Beautiful Darkness then magnified. I've said it before; I'll say it again: a lot of description/vivid. Does this make for a boring read? Nope. Some people say, there was a tad too much description that slowed the story down. May be so, but I still think the descriptions added to the gothic atmosphere. Also, BD picked up where BC left off, progressed as expected and answered...more
Elisa (Just a Hunch Book Blog)
Okay, so it has taken me awhile to finish this book. Part of that can definitely be attributed to the fact that school + work = precious little time for pleasure reading...unfortunately, the larger problem was that I just simply never felt like reading it.

There were many problems with this book- Ethan again, is quite girlish, and because it's been nearly a year since reading Beautiful Creatures, there were times when I genuinely had no idea what was going on. But none of these things were the l...more
Sheri
Beautiful Darkness picked up right where Beautiful Creatures left off. Ethan finds Lena pulling away from him and he cannot figure out why. Ethan definitely has a stubborn streak, though, because he does not give up until he finds out what is going on with her.

I really love Ethan and Lena, though we do not really get too much of Lena in this book. We do, however, get a whole lot more of Link, who I absolutely adore. Everyone needs a friend like Link. He's just awesome. We also get to know many...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Joan Stradling for TeensReadToo.com

Lena and Ethan have survived the horrors of Lena's sixteenth birthday, but things are far from over. The question of Lena's Claiming is still unsettled. Will she be a Dark or Light Caster - and what will it mean for her relationship with Ethan?

When Lena runs off with a mysterious Caster and leaves Ethan behind, he thinks it might be time to move on, but he soon discovers the only direction to go is after Lena. Ethan sets off with his trusty friend,...more
Sarah
(Source: I own a copy of this book.)

This book was really good! Even better than the first!

I felt really sorry for both Ethan and Lena in this book. Both were lost, and both had lost something important to them. I felt sorry for Lena and the guilt she was feeling over Macon, and I felt sorry for Ethan and the heartbreak he was feeling over losing Lena.

The storyline in this was really good, although it was still slow. The first 20% seemed even slower than the first book, but thankfully it picked u...more
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