Authors: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
Series: Caster Chronicles
Published October 23rd 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Source of copy: Barnes and Noble
Is death the end . . . or only the beginning?
Ethan Wate has spent most of his life longing to escape the stiflingly small Southern town of Gatlin. He never thought he would meet the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes, who unveiled a secretive, powerful, and cursed side of Gatlin, hidden in plain sight. And he never could have expected that he would be forced to leave behind everyone and everything he cares about. So when Ethan awakes after the chilling events of the Eighteenth Moon, he has only one goal: to find a way to return to Lena and the ones he loves.
Back in Gatlin, Lena is making her own bargains for Ethan's return, vowing to do whatever it takes -- even if that means trusting old enemies or risking the lives of the family and friends Ethan left to protect.
Worlds apart, Ethan and Lena must once again work together to rewrite their fate, in this stunning finale to the Beautiful Creatures series.
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This review is a little bitter sweet. I was happy with the book, although it was very different from the previous books in this series. I am sad the series ended. It is bitter sweet because... I hated the characters that we lost. I was very sad about it, but at the same time I understand why it needed to happen. I respect the fact that the authors didn't just make this a fairy tale. Not every happy ending is met.
Overall I really enjoyed the series. It had a lot of depth and caused a few sleepless nights for me (shouldn't have started reading so late). The plot and characters were strong and entertaining. Maybe I didn't like this book as well as the other because I knew it was the last one. I really have nothing bad to say about this book. In fact, I really enjoyed it.
It had everything a book I love should have, and I found certain parts a bit unpredictable. I always love when authors can catch me off guard. So would I recommend this book? YES. I would recommend this entire series. It was great!!