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Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles #4)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  37,623 ratings  ·  3,283 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...more
Hardcover, 456 pages
Published October 23rd 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2012)
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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...more
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 i...more
Hayden Casey
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...more
Mik Cullen
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)...more
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...more
Ilze Folkmane
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...more
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 diff...more
Feb 01, 2013 Tara rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: NOBODY
Pre-Reading Review MELT . DOWN .
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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
GRRRRR.... Why did you have to stop it when Ethan jumps! Why! It took all I had not to cry. I love Ethan and Lena and if you Seriously kill Ethan, Lena will go CRAZY. Probably even worse than when she thought Macon was dead! You can't continue the series without Ethan it is crazy!
Please please please please DO NOT KILL ETHAN. Or kill him and let the Wheel of Fate bring him back to life! But he has to live. If he dies they all die, because Lena will lose it and go crazy!
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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...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...more
Annette Dellosa
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...more
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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...more
Sep 30, 2014 Laz rated it 5 of 5 stars
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...more
Azra marked it as to-read
Aug 14, 2014
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.

Dec 25, 2010 Joyzi marked it as to-read

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Addie R.
Originally posted on Bookworm Recommendations


“Here endeth The Caster Chronicles”

I died a little inside when I read that final line. Can’t there be another book? Please?? I’m going to miss this series and all of these amazing characters forever. I’ll be completely honest with you and say that I honestly didn’t even like the first book all that much, but it gets better, so so much better. I don’t know if it was book two, book three, in the middle of book two or what, but it will get...more
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...more
Jan 02, 2013 Susana rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all "Beautiful Creatures" fans
OMG there is a 4th book! Fate put this book in my way because i dont think i would have known about it had i not been looking for the cast for the beautiful creatures movie. I googled the cast and it took me to Kami Garcia's page where i first laid my eyes on the 4th and final book of the "Beautiful Creatures" series! i immediately searched it on goodreads but they didnt have a summary. i then went to and they doo! here it is:

Is death the end . . . or only the beginning?

Ethan Wate has...more
9 3/4
Feb 10, 2013 9 3/4 rated it 5 of 5 stars
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...more
Cover is awesome, the title is amazing, I am craving for this book. Come to me book, I need you!
The spectacular conclusion to the most exciting & addictive YA series EVER, that is absolutely outstanding within this genre!!!

I am totally fangirling over the Caster Chronicles, for it is the most intensely gripping and absorbing series that I have encountered this year. Totally exceeding any expectations I may have had I can honestly say that I love Ethan & Lena as much as I love Edward & Bella, as their passionate love story really touched my heart and moved me to tears. The dram...more
Carol [Goodreads addict]
Whew - I finished the series. First I want to say that this was not my favorite book of the series. I liked it but I have to stick to my previous review of the third book and that it still was my favorite. With that said, I still enjoyed this book and everything was brought to a conclusion. You are not left hanging with any of the details. Everything is resolved. I do not like sadness in books. I just don't handle it well. And, the first probably quarter of this book was really sad. You know tha...more
I feel very lucky to have gotten to read this book before the official release. This is going to be a difficult review to write without spoiling the story, but I will try my best.

I'm one of the lucky people who was introduced to this series late, so I only had to wait a few months between Beautiful Chaos and this novel. To start off with, I think the authors handled the repercussions of Chaos's ending very well. All of the characters involved were reacting to it in a very believable way. I think...more
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