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Beautiful Redemption (Beautiful Creatures #4)

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  54,780 Ratings  ·  3,912 Reviews
Is death the end . . . or only the beginning?

Ethan Wate has spent most of his life longing to escape the stiflingly small Southern town of Gatlin. He never thought he would meet the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes, who unveiled a secretive, powerful, and cursed side of Gatlin, hidden in plain sight. And he never could have expected that he would be forced to leave behin
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 479 pages
Published October 23rd 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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I realised I had been putting off this review because writing it would have meant the end of... of this. The love, the heart-break, the passion, the frustration, the components that truly make this a beautiful series.

And all I have to say is... DAMMIT XAVIER, where were you all the rest of the series??? :o

I wasn't too sure about the book being from Lena's POV so much, as I kind of missed Ethan. He was a little more wry, and I thought it dragged on a little bit, which is
Annabelle Marie Veronica
****FINAL RATING: 3.90 STARS****

Wow. My first thought after finishing this was, what a stunning finale to the Caster Chronicles. I feel like I've been reading these books for years. They're so fantastic and gorgeous. This series just…wow. I mean, wow. I'm speechless really. Was this book perfect? Of course not. But I loved every moment of it nonetheless. It made my heart ache in a good way. I've become so connected to these characters, to this universe, that I have really found a home
3.5 Stars

Beautiful Redemption is an odd book to judge.

It's so much different than the other three books in the series; in this one, there's a very clear goal in mind. The book is one overstretched, boring journey -- however, what this book accomplishes with the long journey is the increase and build of tension. The end kind of just exploded in my face. I read the whole thing in one sitting, and while in certain parts I wanted to sleep, it was a fun journey mostly.

The only thing that REALLY bugge
Ilze Folkmane
Mar 06, 2013 Ilze Folkmane rated it did not like it
There is such a thing as sloppy writing, and this book, even the whole series, could easily be shown to aspiring writers as an example of such writing. Also, editors could take a note or two on how not to edit. I've seen booklets with more thought-out structures and better edited plot elements.
I have no doubt that the authors are a pair of imaginative, creative and wonderful women, but I wouldn't go as far as saying that writing is their thing. If it is, they hide it pretty well. The amount of p
Mik Cullen
Oct 09, 2011 Mik Cullen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
UPDATE 7/19/12

The cover of this book has green letters. Green. FREAKING GREEN, which is my favorite color. And a staircase winding down, down, down. And they gave us the title, Beautiful Redemption.

Redemption - The action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil: "God's plans for the redemption of his world". Hmm, maybe Ethan's the one getting saved. I hope...

Now, I have some new predictions for you guys. I recently reread Beautiful Chaos (my eyes were totally mistified by the ending)
Oct 21, 2011 Manon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
21st of October (1 day after reading Beautiful Chaos) : The book doesn't even have a name yet, but I just can't wait 'till October 2012 to read it - hope Ethan is alright! And it's so sad to think after that one, whatever its name, there won't be any other story with our Ethan, Lena, Liv, Amma, Link, Macon and co...

14th of February (almost 4 months after reading BC) : WE HAVE ITS TITLE! I'm actually much more excited now! But I'm wondering what does Beautiful Redemption's plot will look like, an
Feb 03, 2013 Morgan rated it it was ok
To be honest I was a bit disappointed with the last installment in this series. I liked the other books but this one sort of failed to deliver. The authors used multiple points of view in this book switching off between Ethan and Lena. I think perhaps if they had switched perspectives more frequently instead of having large portions of the novel be from one pov or the other it would have added more of a dynamic feel. As it was the book felt stagnant and the plot was inevitable and predictable. I ...more
Oct 28, 2011 Jordan marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 15, 2012 Perro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NOBODY
Pre-Reading Review MELT . DOWN .
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Dec 20, 2013 Laz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: magic and urban fantasy lovers
Fabula Peracta Est.
Scripta Aeterna Manent.

After the story is written forever.

I'm so sad to see this series coming to and end. Every single book was amazing and I'll forever cherish them.

I won't lie, it was the most painful book in the series but at the same time it was the best and the most beautiful just like the first half of its title suggests.

Ethan found his way back and there was a price paid (of course there would be) but everything ended beautifully and tragically all the same just as I w
Jessica (Goldenfurpro)
This was an AMAZING end to the series!
Yes, I said end!
Wait! No! Don't be sad!
It was a satisfying ending, not one of those endings that make you go "OH MY CHEESE! What will happen next?! I NEED TO KNOW!!!!". Believe me I've read some of those "endings" to series and they did not make me happy! But this book? Again, it was satisfying!
So I guess you wanna know about the book?
Well... i'm not going to give things away but I will say this:
-It's dif
Jan 27, 2013 Maham rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 25, 2011 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Joy (joyous reads)
Warning: Spoilers galore. Read at your own risk.

There are books that you savour every page that you read and books that you simply couldn't wait to finish. Beautiful Redemption was a combination of both. I've started reading this book ever since it came out; and as you can tell, it took me a week or so to finally say goodbye. The ending, for us was bittersweet and I'm going to miss every single character of this book. If the ending to Beautiful Chaos left you in a fetal position, sucking your th
Feb 03, 2016 Phoenix2 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: caster fans
The last book of the Caster chronicles takes place in the after life (?) I think, or at least where Ethan goes after he dies. The good part of the book is that the povs are swifting, so we get Lena's as well (yeah!!). The not so good parts are th first half of the book, where Ethan is trying to figure out what it's happening to him and accept it and then go back and see everyone and try to communicate with them and then finally (FINALLY) learn that he can go back and that's when the action start ...more

Can't wait to read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHH!!!!! Must find out what happens to Ethan, and Lena, and Link, and John, and Liv, and Ridley, and Amma, and Macon . . . Can't wait until tentatively October!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the Movie!!!!!!!! LOVE Emmy Rossum!!!!! So much I can't wait for! FREAKING OUT!!!!!!

Okay, glad I got that out of my system ;)


(SPOILERS ahead)

I've got to say, it wasn't my favorite of the series. I was so excited to read it, as you can see fro
Annette Dellosa
May 25, 2012 Annette Dellosa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
UPDATED 10/26/12

Few of my theories were right all along. Well not exactly that accurate but they were as close as they could get. LOL

Anyways, way to end the book series. At first it was slow considering the consequences Ethan needed to face. But I loved the 2nd half with Lena's POV. It was a nice change, reading from another character's POV. After that, I went all the way without breaks. I finished it 3am in the morning and my eyes hurt like hell. But the wait was worth it. I just wished there w
Bookaholic (reads every mortal thing)
The sole reason I gave this a 4 stars was because now this series is finally over. And the ending was the EXACT SAME THING!
Cat's Review
I just finished this today and I think I said, "What the H*LL?!?!" throughout the entire novel.
This was the worst book out of the entire series.
It felt like the authors just had to squeeze one more novel into the crazy mess they thrust upon the readers.

Ethan died. That itself was pretty boring and unemotional. He jumped off the water tower to save Gatlin and the Mortal world and I really didn't feel a thing. Through his journey to get back to the Mortal world and among the living again, he had
Feb 10, 2013 Steven rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
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Dec 28, 2015 Ryan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really? Amma had to go?

This book was just alright for me. It had some good moments like Ethan's time in the Labyrinth and the fight against Abraham, but it couldn't even compare to action in Beautiful Chaos. I didn't enjoy the chapters from Lena's perspective, mostly because I think she as a whole is a flat and boring character throughout the entire series.

I also didn't appreciate that Ethan came back to the mortal coil, for lack of a better term. I think this finale would've worked better if he
Everley Sharp, the Clankinist
I get it if people pre-rate a book five stars. But I'm just curious as to why people have added it to their to read lists if they've pre-rated it one star? It makes no sense.

OH MY GOD. This was a fantastic series ender, something you don't see too often. Sad in all the right spots, happy in the right ones too, and not confusing or too arbitrary.

Jan 22, 2013 Victoria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-reads
Wow..pretty much just cried and then smiled (while still crying) through the entire ending of the book. H.E.A.V.Y. 5 down, as in "how my heart feels right now, Ethan Wate!"

The one thing I kept thinking throughout this entire book was "poor Ethan!!", it is always something with this boy! I love Ethan Wate. Although Beautiful Redemption was a little slow through a lot of the story, I kept reading for Ethan because I had to know how it was going to end for him. He's just had to give up so much in s
(9 3/4) Gerasimos
Sep 29, 2012 (9 3/4) Gerasimos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I had mixed feeling as I was starting this. I was both happy and sad. Happy because I would get back to the caster's world, a world that I love. Sad because I would not be able to do that again, since this is epilogue of the series.

Fortunately, this was a beautiful conclusion to a series that I love with all my heart. Was it perfect? Was it flawless? No. Some things could have ended differently, some others were rushed. But all the characters got what they deserved and all the plot threads got t
Melissa Chung
Jan 16, 2017 Melissa Chung rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Ohhh what an ending. Of course it isn't the perfect ending I wanted, but nothing is perfect. 4 stars for the finale and 4 stars for the series.

In this final chapter of the caster chronicles we witnesses every character fight against their demons. We follow Ethan on his journey to retrieve his page in the Caster Chronicles. We see what it is like on the other side. How the dead "live". We see that we are not alone in the Mortal world, that our loved ones keep an eye on us, even though they can no
Jul 30, 2013 Sanaa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-read
[4 Stars] This is the kind of ending to a series which makes me want to finish more series more often. It was perfect, but not in the obnoxiously perfect kind of way. The entire pacing of the book was quite different from the previous books, and though it was, in my opinion, a huge come back from Beautiful Chaos, I still don't think it was quite as wonderful as the first and second books which were my favorites. I love these books and am so happy to finally read Beautiful Redemption. I think thi ...more
Chryssa Tsantsaraki
Κριτική μου για το βιβλιο έφτασε: Ελπιζω να σας αρεσει. <3

The last in the Caster Chronicles series, this one ties everything together. The afterlife is the focus with newly dead Ethan trying to get back to his very much alive Lena. Overall the series ended well. Love,loss, and the heavy price that comes with redemption plays out well.
Nek0 Neha (BiblioNyan)
Mar 04, 2016 Nek0 Neha (BiblioNyan) rated it really liked it
Beautiful Redemption was somewhat of a shock for me. After my disappointing experience with the third installment, Beautiful Chaos, I had extremely low expectations of what was to come with the finale, however. Everything that I disliked (or hated) about book three, seems to have been remedied in book four!

In the previous novel, Ethan Wate makes a rather selfless decision with the hope that it would remedy all of the major supernatural problems for his loved ones. This book chronicles his journe
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