Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cliffhanger Up Ahead!!

What...Are you serious?! I have to wait a whole other year to know more? Surely you can't be, you wouldn't be that cruel... 

First thoughts:

Okay I’m going to have to start off by saying that out of the three books so far in the series, “Beautiful Chaos” has to be by far the most powerful.  The ending itself was both tear-jerking and heart stopping. So many of the character’s souls were broken open, they were so vulnerable and unlike anything I’ve seen from them. This definitely showed us a side of them that we could only dream of seeing. I enjoyed seeing the weakness of these strong characters, it makes them more real because no one can be strong all the time, at some point they’re going to break and this book was the story where it happened. I will have to admit that the characters did make some small transformations but mainly that wasn’t the focus of this book, it was to open up the characters so that we can see what all they’re made of. And there was some serious things being shown here, some much transpired in this book that it will take weeks for me to absorb it. I would advise to read slow, to take everything in slowly, don’t rush to the end because once you get there, there’s no turning back, there is no way I could put in words on what I thought of it…it was so different, so prize-worthy that one can never express how special it really was. The description was as beautiful as ever; everything was described to the last blade of grass. There wasn’t a time where description was lacked, it was all described perfectly…the writing itself is smooth, lyrical almost; it just has that poetic feel to it. I mean you know that feeling you get when you read poems and you just connect with them? That’s how I felt with this book. I connected with this one more than the other two. The dialogue was perfect as always, the south draw was believable and realistic, and there wasn’t a time that I found it fake. If there was one flaw to point out I couldn’t tell you, now don’t get me wrong, all books do have their flaws but to point them out would overshadow all the great this book offered. So for now I’m going to live in my dream world and forget about those ugly flaws and believe this book was absolutely perfect because right now I think it is.

Goodreads Summary of “Beautiful Chaos”:
Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena's Claiming. Even Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals is affected - and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What - or who - will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?

For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He's being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it isn't by Lena - and whatever is haunting him is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Even worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself - forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn't know why, and most days he's too afraid to ask.
Sometimes there isn't just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there's no going back. And this time there won't be a happy ending.
Last thoughts:
This book will linger in my mind for some time. The hidden messages in this book were just so lovely and beautiful; they’re things you can take from it and apply to your life. I would recommend this to fans of the series and to those who have given the series a chance but gave it up. Perhaps this book could sway you back. To me it was almost as dark as “Beautiful Darkness” but not quite, the second book in the series had its real emotional pull and even though this one was certainly emotional it wasn’t as much as “Beautiful Darkness”. Be cautioned that this book is a bit different than the other two and needs to be approached with the same passion of the first two. Also know that the ending is one to be read through slowly and know that a cliffhanger lies ahead...Garcia and Stohl are very talented in creating this amazing world and I can’t wait till next year when more of my questions are answered.

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