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Beautiful Redemption (Beautiful Creatures Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Kami Garcia , Margaret Stohl
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,089 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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 novel has been generating Twilight-level buzz. Teen Vogue

About the Author

Kami Garcia is a superstitious American southerner who can make biscuits by hand and pies from scratch! She attended George Washington University and is a teacher and reading specialist. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her family. Margaret Stohl has written and designed many successful video games, which is why her two beagles are named Zelda and Kirby. She has degrees from Yale and Stanford Universities in the US and has also studied in the prestigious creative writing department at UEA, Norwich. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her family.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1824 KB
  • Print Length: 479 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (October 23, 2012)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007OYGR2U
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,708 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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62 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rich, imaginative and rewarding finale October 27, 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have been a "Beautiful Creatures" fan since the beginning, and I'm happy to say this is a series that remains strong from beginning to end. This finale did have me worried--with Lena's story more or less over, what was left to tell? But the aftermath of the death of Ethan Wate was perfect fodder for a strong and entertaining ending that was plot enough to stand on its own while still wrapping up the Caster Chronicles.

The jumped-off-a-water-tower Ethan finds himself in the Otherworld, a charming world of the dead that resembles Gatlin. Here, the writing duo makes a ghostly realm that is thoughtful and fun in its rules. However, when Ethan learns he was truly not meant to have died, he digs deeper into the supernatural realm to find a way out. This synopsis, I'm afraid, only scratches the surface of a truly delightful novel that not only aims to bring back Ethan but to tie up all other loose ends of the series.

The fantasy is creative, Southern and gothic--a winning combination splashed with a bit of teen culture and wondrous characters. The writing, which I have always liked, has hit its stride, and the characters know themselves. Garcia and Stohl are comfortable in both the normal and supernatural worlds of Gatlin and it shows.

My husband accused me of reading this in one sitting (not quite true), but it really was one of those novels I had trouble putting down. This is a gorgeously told story and a most satisfying conclusion to what has been a stellar series.
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33 of 43 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great series; last book a bit subpar November 12, 2012
By KVB99
Format:Hardcover
Since this is the last book in the series, I want to offer my review both of the last book itself, Beautiful Redemption, and a review of the series as a whole:

Series: I give the entire series 4.5 stars. I truly enjoyed the characters and the storyline. It was fresh, original and utterly engaging. I also was impressed with the fact that this series did what few manage. It mostly got better with each book (we'll talk about book 4 below). As much as I liked book 1, I didn't think the story line could be sustained, but wow was I wrong with book 2, and then book 3 -- the best in the series in my view. They took me on such a roller coaster of emotions that by the time the end credits rolled on book 3, I was out of breath and my pulse pounding. But there were a few stumbles here and there, fortunately none that big, and they were few and far between. Probably the biggest reason why I'm only at 4.5 stars -- still a pretty strong endorsement -- is the occasional times when events/plot lines seemed implausible or not adequately explained. Without going into chapter and verse, one broad example is that Lena is sometimes portrayed as the uber caster of all times, and then at other times she's just a helpless damsel in distress. But, as I said, this is only a minor demerit.

Book 4: Well, if you have read books 1 -3, you, of course, absolutely must read book 4. That goes without saying, so good was book 3. So, you're not reading this review to help with that decision. It's already been made. So, what can you expect? Well, book 4 is decidedly a step below books 1-3. With this book, everyone knows exactly how the book is going to end (come on, was there any real doubt?).
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26 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sad that it is over October 27, 2012
By Nereid
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I for one will be sad to bid goodbye to the Caster world of Light and Dark and all the characters that have entertained me throughout this series. Told from both Ethan and Lena's POV, this book details Ethan's journey through the Otherworld. A quest he chooses to undergo to find the Far Keep in order to return back home to Gatlin and to Lena. An interesting take on death and the belief that dying is not the end but another journey into the unknown and I liked the idea of the homes being in the graveyard instead of the headstones though it is a little macabre. Ethan will risk his soul and finds allies in the unlikeliest of places and his love for Lena spurs him on. Lena in turn never gives up on Ethan and through her family and friends will achieve the impossible and find the Book of Moons. Ethan has been such a likeable character, someone who you would be proud to call your friend and a boyfriend whose loyalty and devotion is inspiring. Lena has had her moments and sometimes she was incredibly frustrating and a bit whiny at times though she came through for Ethan when it counted. At the end of this book, I came away with having read a wonderful love story of how that love is eternal and that by being loved we are also redeemed even those who feel they don't deserve it, even Ridley our resident bad girl finds love in the end. I am now looking forward to watching the movie of Beautiful Creatures when it opens in 2013.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't get into it March 22, 2013
By Birdie
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Well this is the fourth book in this series and after the cliff hanger of book three I was skeptical about just how they were going to pull such a seemingly misplaced twist. They didn't. The books (all four of them) could have been 200 pages shorter and the series as a whole could have been in my opinion, one book shorter. I struggled to get through the third book with its earth quake and crazy storms and the truth is I couldn't finish this one, at least I haven't finished it yet. I hate to give up on books but this one just lost its appeal. I don't believe I will recommend it. The first two book were good though. :( I had such high hopes for this series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A little dragged out...but lovely series..whens the next?
Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
great ending to a great saga of books. story well told w/ moments of suspense & a lil romance. a must read
Published 8 days ago by K. Sackett
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love this series
Published 9 days ago by sobersmack
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not what I expected.
Published 10 days ago by N. McCreary
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!!!
this series takes you into another world that's magical to get lost in!!! Every book was a joy to experience.
Published 10 days ago by noel29
5.0 out of 5 stars left me speechless
The only thing I didn't like about this book is that its the last one of an amazing series. every book from this series was absolutely amazing both authors out did themselves with... Read more
Published 15 days ago by jesse
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it.
Published 15 days ago by Kristi
3.0 out of 5 stars good.
the whole series got a little boring but an easy read.
Published 15 days ago by Sarah Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars very good book to read
I like this series thank you. 😛I'm not an artist by no means but I like hoe you put two worlds together
Published 28 days ago by Connie Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, again
as usual another terrific addition to the beautiful creatures books. I could stop reading until I finished it up and now I'm ready for the next book :)
Published 29 days ago by cluvsl
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