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Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia
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Oct 22, 2010

liked it

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 a lot of my questions. And yet, Im oddly dissatisfied:

a) What had gotten into Lena? In BC, I respected her becasue she was quite tough. In BD, well... While I completely understand where she's coming from (mourning,) I could not stomach her lashing out at Ethan. What happened to their true love? Why the sudden, "You can't understand because we aren't the same?"

b) IN BC, I found Ethan a novel narrator different from most others. But BD failed to let me feel that way. Here I felt bad for him. I suppose I felt what Link felt whenever he'd ask Ethan about Lena... ("She treats you like other girls normally treat me...")I felt he was giving too much and getting too little in return(whipped?)


to be continued...
right now id give it a 3.. not done yet..


BD reminded me of Halo. The first part was just _____ then the last part was pow! Too little, too late? I would not got that far. In fact there are a lot of plus points here: the last quarter of the book picked up the pace, Link, Boo and Amma...


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10/21/2010 "at last!"
25.0% "more angst?! what's up with lena?" 2 comments
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Isamlq I understand where she's coming from. she could pull a carrie for all i care and it'd be ok... but to take it out on poor ethan.. :(

Kwesi 章英狮 Yay san kayu kumukuha ng ARC?

Isamlq @kwesi: galing sa insan sa states.. lucky!

Kwesi 章英狮 Aw haha sana meron din ako. Hehe sige thanks.

Joyzi Did Lena die in the book? *kidding*

message 7: by Isamlq (last edited Oct 24, 2010 04:54AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Isamlq Joyzi wrote: "Did Lena die in the book? *kidding*"

nah.. im not answering that.. shall not ruin the ending for you... you have to finish it. :)
you wish lang noh? JK!

Joyzi haha, malaki galit ko ke Lena (die emo girl!)

Isamlq Joyzi wrote: "haha, malaki galit ko ke Lena (die emo girl!)"

dont hold back! tell me how u really feel! lol!
but worry not.. i feel/felt exactly the same way for her as you do...

Joyzi haha sige sige

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