I know I watched this movie a few years ago. My dad and I have always been into movies with fantasy kind of characters. However, I had no recollection of how the story unfolded. I knew that Lena was a Caster and whether she would turn good or bad was to be decided in her 16th birthday, but I had no idea how the story would end. As I expect many of you would agree, the books are nearly always far better than the movies. Taking into consideration the fact that I had forgotten what happened, I decided to read the book, as I thought I would really enjoy it, and I did!
Yes, this book is all fantasy and not very realistic, but it still managed to grip my attention. Sometimes I find far fetched stories are the best, especially when it makes you think whether there could be a family of casters living in your own town, that you are completely unaware of.
The good thing about this book is that there are so many points of interest that can draw the reader in. For example, obviously there is the supernatural element. Anyone who enjoys these kind of books should definitely read ‘Beautiful Creatures’ in my opinion. As well as this, there is the teenage romance aspect. Lena is Ethan’s first girlfriend, and Ethan is Lena’s first boyfriend. This book takes you along their journey of love, but through a relationship that is not portrayed as normal, as there are severe barriers and consequences of them being together. You also have the importance of family conveyed in this story. Ethan lost his mother recently in a car accident and his dad has shut himself away In his study. The only family he really has is his housekeeper Amma. However, you can see later on in this book how important it is to him not to lose the family he does have. This is similar to Lena. She has a relatively big family but no parents really. She has been brought up by her grandmother and her uncle. This books shows the importance of family even if your immediate family like your parents are not present. Lena’s Uncle takes on a massive role in protecting her and she is very grateful of it.
Overall, this is a fantastic book. I enjoyed it all the way through. Even though the ending was not what I expected at all, it was incredibly well written. I really recommend that anyone should read this book of they get the chance.
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