Beautiful Creatures, Week 1

Welcome to June's Online Book Club! This month, we're reading Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. 

The Online Book Club, if you've never joined us before, is a book discussion group that takes place entirely online. Each week, I write a new blog post that talks about different aspects of the book, and you can interact directly with me and other readers by leaving your comments. Check back each week and see what new topics we're talking about.

Beautiful Creatures is a young adult fantastical book in which two high schoolers are brought together when one moves to the other's small, Texas town. Ethan Wate is bored in his small town, but then, Lena Duchannes moves to town and shakes up his world. He's immediately drawn to her, even though she's odd and lives in a spooky old plantation with a reclusive uncle. But, Ethan doesn't understand what being around Lena means until he witnesses her special powers. 

If you want to follow along with us but you aren't interested in reading the book, you can always watch the movie version which was released in 2013. Check out the trailer above if you want to get a feel for the movie. Feel free to still leave comments on the blog posts, even if you're only watching the movie and not reading the book.

Next week, we'll be discussing the first 193 pages, so make sure to read those before reading the blog post next week. I hope you'll check back for the blog post, and I can't wait to hear from you in the comments section.