Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Chaos is book 3 of the Caster Chronicles, continuing the story of Lena and Ethan--young, in love and trying to stop the end of the world.

If you haven't read Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness, stop right now and go read them.  Reading any further will spoil your reading experience of these first two books in the series and they are definitely worth reading.

After fighting darkness and bringing his love back from the brink of evil, you'd think Ethan Wate would get a break.  You would be wrong.  Not only does he not get a break, things are actually getting worse.  The summer is never-ending, the heat is unbearable. The sun is scorching clear into December and no one can figure out how to fix it.  The church-goers believe the end of days is near--and they have no idea how right they are.  The Order has been broken and until it is righted, chaos will ensue. 

Ethan, along with Lena, Link and Liv, has to figure out how to set things right.  He is receiving messages about the eighteenth moon and that a sacrifice will have to be made.  He has to find the One that is Two and determine what role this person plays in fixing the Order.  Plus, he's helping Link deal with being newly part Incubus, protecting Lena from her evil relatives and suspects that something isn't quite right with the newly Mortal Ridley.  To top things off, Amma is acting strangely and his Dad is suddenly inspired to write a book called "The Eighteenth Moon".  It's all a bit overwhelming for Ethan, but he'll do whatever it takes to protect the ones he loves.

I don't want to give away too much, but I will say this.  I regret reading this book now--because the cliff-hanger ending is spectacular and now I have to wait until Beautiful Redemption is published in October to find out what happens!  I highly recommend this series and I just learned that casting is taking place for a movie of Beautiful Creatures!  I can't wait to see how the book is adapted to the screen.