Review: Beautiful Redemption
Published by Little Brown on August 21, 2015
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
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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.
So I am sitting here at my desk trying to write this review because I need to tell people why there are tears forming in my eyes just thinking about what I just read and what I just lived in Beautiful Redemption. I want you to know that I have had this series on my shelf for a long time and now, I know, I have decided to make it a point to read. And that decision was a great decision I must say.
We are in the final installment of the this series and we have just lost a character who some readers would have never guessed we would have lost…or so we thought. We find ourselves being transported into different worlds where the love of two people is so strong they are willing to risk everything to find each other once again. However, liked mentioned constantly in this book and I would say in life. Everything has its consequences.
I liked how both authors decided to do something new with their writing process and take on the challenge of writing from two separate perspectives. Yes the two different perspectives were written as separate parts to the overall structure of the book but they made it different. They added a fresh spin their writing which captured my attention and found myself so immersed in the book that after reading for four hours I found myself done.
Ethan is now in the “in-between” as I would call it and is reunited with his mom. But soon after the events that took place reuniting the order and bringing peace back to the town of Gatlin, Ethan is presented with a choice that could change his life forever. I feel like I have already said too much so that is all I will say on the story part.
However, just be prepared to cry when reading the last thirty pages of the novel. If you do not cry, I have officially declared you heartless. Nothing against you at all, you are probably super sweet but still I expect you to cry.
Overall, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl have changed my life with reading these book. I am so glad that there is a spin-off series so it not goodbye but I will see you later my home away from home.