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Beautiful Redemption

(Caster Chronicles #4)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  67,937 ratings  ·  4,306 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
Hardcover, 456 pages
Published October 23rd 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Miranda Reads
3.5 stars

This one was better than the last. Mostly cause Ethan is dead.

After three books, I thought, surely Ethan and Lena would run out of ways to confess their love??
It didn't matter if we were dead or alive. We could never be kept apart.
Apparently not.

Because, now that Ethan is dead, we have a whole new angle. Pining.
Even when I didn't know anything else about where I was or what I was supposed to be doing. You were my Wayward, even then. Everything always brought me back to you.
Charlotte May
What was that bullshit ending?!


Ok, so I read this purely so I could complete the series. I wasn’t expecting much, as these books have been getting more and more ridiculous with their plot holes and characterisations as they have gone on. So having now completed the Caster Chronicles I can finally say I am done, I am glad for it and I will probably never return to this series.


So, Ethan is dead. (Honestly how many times can a character be killed off and resurrected in a book

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
****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 hom
Sep 13, 2010 rated it liked it
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 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mike Mason
Oct 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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 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
Shawna (SugoiShawn/SugoiReads)
“I guess that’s the thing about a hero’s journey. You might not start out a hero, and you might not even come back that way. But you change, which is the same as everything changing. The journey changes you, whether or not you know it, and whether or not you want it to.”

I had a massive love hate relationship with this series so I'm surprised by how much this book blew me away. Beautiful Redemption was the perfect conclusion to the Caster Chronicles. It wrapped everything up so nicely and it gave
Marnie  (Enchanted Bibliophile)
This was totally unexpected!
I had a very general idea as to where this story was going, I even gave a little prediction in my review of Beautiful Chaos. But man was I wrong!

This book just blew me away. It was so different- different is what caught me in Beautiful Creatures, so I guess that's what did it this time around as well.
I love how it all played out, how every thing tied so neatly into this final installment of the Caster Chronicles.

I believe this will be a series I read and re-read over
Prabhjot Kaur
Jul 08, 2016 rated it did not like it
So this is the last book in the series and I made it. Thank goodness for that because I didn't think I had it in me after the disastrous second and third books in the series.

Ethan is trying to make his way to Lena and Lena is also trying to get to Ethan. Ethan leaves clues for Lena so that she can find them and then find him.

It follows the same plot as the first, second and the third book in the series. In every book, Ethan dies and then they resurrect him and in every book there's an apocalyp
Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
I'm feeling know, disappointed...

Full review posted!

Nice quotes, bad content.
“I guess that’s the thing about a hero’s journey. You might not start out a hero, and you might not even come back that way. But you change, which is the same as everything changing. The journey changes you, whether or not you know it, and whether or not you want it to.”

Spoilers from this and the books before!!


This is the last book of the series and the worst (at least for me). It’s the
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 28, 2011 marked it as to-read
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Aug 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: NOBODY
Pre-Reading Review MELT . DOWN .
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High Lady of The Night Court
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-read
I think these books only ever got better and better. The more I read about these people and their lives and the world of the casters and the mortals it only got better.
This book just had a way of keeping me captivated - and after the ending of the last book I was dreading this book.
Towards the end this book just gets extremely and touching and I've grown so fond of this world- like any series it gets so hard to say goodbye to the characters after going through so much with them.
I give this book
Jan 27, 2013 rated it did not like it
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Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
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 d
Mar 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Joy (joyous reads)
Mar 07, 2012 rated it liked it
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 rated it it was ok
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
Cat's Review
May 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
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 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
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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 rated it it was amazing
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!
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.

Ashley Daviau
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was a great conclusion to a series that I really loved. I was heartbroken at the end of the last book and filled with despair at how it would all come together in the final book but it turned out to be the perfect ending. It was definitely a rollercoaster ride and I did still shed a tear or two of sadness at the end but I really couldn’t have imagined a more fitting ending to the series!
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It has been ages since I read the first three books in this series, and since that might have affected my opinion of this one, I will not waste too much time reviewing this book. I remember having started this earlier, right after I finished book three but DNF'ed it. This time I actually finished, but only because I felt like I had to. Honestly, did felt like a book that shouldn't have happened. It didn't need
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