Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always
called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met
mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that
had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored
ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks.
A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena’s family of powerful
Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical,
life-altering events happen.
Sometimes life-ending. they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a
Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test
their relationship. And now that Ethan’s eyes have been opened to the
darker side of Gatlin, there’s no going back. Haunted by strange
visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town’s
tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network
of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where
nothing is as it seems.
Darkness is the second installment in the Caster Chronicles.
And….it´s also a little darker than book #1. I liked this
book less because the story went in a direction I didn´t enjoy.
I had it all pictured out in my mind ( before I read Beautiful
Darkness ). I saw a truck load of action and a whole lot more secrets
coming…..except…..nothing major happened. I was constantly
waiting for the moment what would knock me off my feet until I
reached the last page. That was basically it. There was so much build
up in book #1 and in the second book…there was nothing.
a few things that stuck out ( in a bad way ) to me and kind of got on
my nerves while reading:
– Lena became sort of a massive brat
– Ethan was like a love-sick puppy
– the hunt for Lena was boring
honesty….either you find the person you´re looking for and
all ends well ( or not ), or you don´t find that person at all.
This ( 503 pages) story was about Ethan looking for Lena after she
turned into some kind of „maybe good, maybe evil“ being
who acts like a teenager who could use a boot camp for a year. The
few times Lena´s character actually showed up in the book
annoyed the hell out of me. And Ethan….well…let´s just say
that I loved him in the first book and in this one I felt that he
should have had a new mission in life besides running after the
impossible Lena. The connection they had wasn´t even in this
book. It was described.. I couldn´t feel it. It seemed like the
authors were trying way to hard to top the first book by adding all
kinds of non matching ideas to make the story much more interesting.
If you ask me…they failed miserably.
I felt no
angst, no sorrow, and no sympathy. Those are things I love to read
about. That´s the stuff a reader usually craves. The story was
flatter than a piece of paper with NADA emotions.
Would I recommend this book?
a series….and book #1 was great. I have no idea if I would
recommend this one.
Would I re-read this book?
The Divas are giving Beautiful
Disaster ( Caster Chronicles #2) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
2 out of 5 champagne glasses