In honor of OBS YA Book Club of the month, this week we give you the “A-Z: Beautiful Creatures” edition. A list of things that will hopefully guide you through every chapter of this exciting book.
Remember to check the Beautiful Creatures Book Club and discuss its chapters, questions and any opinions that you have.
There were no surprises in Gatlin County.
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.
At least, that’s what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn’t have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
(Wate’s family housekeeper, cook, and Ethan’s caregiver.)
(Books are extremely important to Ethan and Lena and they both love to read.)
C: Civil War
(The Civil War plays a big part in Beautiful Creatures.)
(Ridley’s mother and Lena’s aunt.)
E: Ethan Lawson Wate
(The main protagonist of our tale.)
(When the Union soldiers came through Gatlin in 1865 they burned the whole town down)
G: Gatlin, South Carolina
(Where our story takes place.)
H: High Holidays aka The Gathering
(Ethan is invited by Ridley to join the celebration.)
(Larking is an Illusionist.)
(Lena and Ethan share their first kiss in her bedroom.)
L: Lemons and Rosemary
(Lena, the girl of Ethan’s dreams, smells like this due to her sitting in the lemon tree garden outside Greenbrier.)
M: Macon Melchizedek Ravenwood
(The town recluse who lives at Ravenwood Manor.)
(Lena has a charm necklace with a raven, an orange soda tab, and a black bead from her Aunt Twyla.)
(Believing both her parents dead, Lena is considered an orphan by Mrs. Lincoln and others.)
(Lena’s Aunt Del is a Palimpsest. She is able to see past, present and future all at once.)
(Lena doesn’t talk to anyone and when she talks to Ethan a lot of it is in their heads.)
(Siren with the gift of persuasion, she tries to break Lena and Ethan apart.)
S: Sixteen Moons
(The song that keeps playing on Ethan’s Ipod. He doesn’t recall ever having put it on there.)
T: Troth of Secret Engagement
(Ethan Carter Wate gave it to Genevieve as a symbol of his love.)
U: Uncle Barclay
(Shifter who can change an object into another object.)
(When Lena attends one of Ethan’s basketball games, he makes every show. Is it magic?)
W: War of Northern Aggression
(Because it was the north who started it all, right?)
(1865 was the year that Gatlin was burned down to the ground, all except the Ravenwood Manor.)
Z: Zero Tolerance
(The women of the DAR don’t care who you are. If you weren’t born in Gatlin, you don’t belong in Gatlin.)
Our next OBS A-Z, will have a special Edition dedicated to Lost Final Season. So be sure to check back on Sunday for more! Later OBS readers.