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Book to movie review: “Beautiful Creatures”

The people who’ve been reading the blog for the past two years know that, with the exemption of “Beautiful Redemption“, I have been a very big supporter of the “Beautiful Creatures” series. I quite frankly bawled at the end of “Beautiful Chaos”.

When news of the movie adaptation came out, I was understandably excited, especially when Jack O’ Connell was first cast in the role of Ethan. Then he got replaced by Alden Ehrenreich, and I was a little bummed.

BUT THEN! Emma Thompson and Jeremy Irons got cast as Sarafine and Macon, respectively, and I felt myself getting excited for the movie adaptation again. Add to that the fact that the movie had some pretty impressive trailers, and I was quite pumped to see it over the weekend.

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Book review: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s “Beautiful Redemption”

If their track record is anything to go by, writing partners Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl are a force to be reckoned with.

All three books in their “The Caster Chronicles” series have not just achieved commercial success, but critical acclaim as well.

The first book in the series, “Beautiful Creatures”, made it onto Amazon’s Best Books of 2009, placing fifth in a list that consisted of 100 books. The book made it to the New York Times Bestseller list, and is now a movie starring Emma Thompson and Jeremy Irons.

The next two books, “Beautiful Darkness” and “Beautiful Chaos”, charted on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller lists respectively, with “Beautiful Darkness” debuting in the top three.

Will Garcia and Stohl’s winning streak extend to “Beautiful Redemption”, the last book in “The Caster Chronicles”? Or will it be a lackluster end to a series that had such beautiful beginnings?

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