Saturday, January 19, 2013

Review: Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles #4) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Publisher: Little Brown
Publication date: October 23rd, 2012
Number of pages: 451
Format: Paperback
Buy: Amazon | The Book Depository

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

Ethan Wate always dreamed of leaving the stifling Southern town of Gatlin. But he never dreamt that finding love with Lena Duchannes would drive him away. Lena is a Caster girl whose supernatural powers unveiled a secretive and cursed side of Gatlin, so powerful it forced him to make a terrible sacrifice.

Now Ethan must find a way to return to Lena - and Gatlin - as she vows to do whatever it takes to get him back. Even if it means trusting old enemies or risking their loved ones' lives. Can Ethan and Lena rewrite their fate and their spellbinding love story in this stunning finale to the Beautiful Creatures series?
And here we have it. The conclusion of a four-part saga, of love, mystery, secrets and redemption.

The end of Beautiful Chaos, we were left with a shocking decision and act made by Ethan that I couldn't see what would happen next, nor where we would be left in regards to Ethan and his relationship with Lena, and everyone else he loves.

In this spellbinding finale to an amazing and addicting series comes all the answers we could want and need. Changes are made. Events transpire and we have come to expect shocking reveals.
Ethan finds himself in a place he never thought he would be. Lena and his family can't seem to accept he is gone and will do anything to bring him back, if possible. While he did made the ultimate sacrifice, it's not what  Ethan thought it would be. He is too is willing to go the great lengths to get back to the ones we loves.

This story comes to a climating end for our beloved characters. I applaud Kami and Margaret for bringing us this unique story. For these amazing characters and the gorgeous town of Gatlin where nothing is as it seems.

The love between Ethan and Lena has no bounds, and there wasn't anything these two would not do for one another. The moment they met... that was it. While they have had their ups and down, and obstacles they have had to face, but in the end... love really was the key, and they are better for one another than they are apart.
Linc and Ridley, now their on and off relationship has been one of my favourite things about this series since the very beginning, and in this book we finally get the payoff we have been waiting for the longest time now. This is probably one of the most complicated relationships in this series, but just seeing where they ended up just made everything worthwhile..

There sure was some heartbreaking scenes, new revelations about events and characters we know and love, but what series doesn't come with risks?
I'm sad this is the end, but I look forward to see this series on the big screen. I hope it does well, so we can continue to see this series played out on screen.

Kudos to the authors. They are a great combination and I look forward to their future works, together and separate. A force to be reckoned with. One that rivals Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie.

Verdict:  4.5 /  5

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