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Re: Beautiful Creatures
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2013, 04:48:53 AM »

Sounds like it to me.
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Re: Beautiful Creatures
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2013, 04:50:02 AM »

they are kind of different like she doesnt do the normal stuff you think a witch does i guess...
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Re: Beautiful Creatures
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2013, 04:51:45 AM »

isn't a Caster the same as a witch?
I would classify them as witches, but they actually discuss this exact thing in the book. The main character calls them witches in the beginning, but then they have a conversation explaining what makes them different from witches. It's a pretty decent book, and the lore is what makes it the best. It takes a spin on things.
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Re: Beautiful Creatures
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2013, 04:53:37 AM »

is it the story, writing style or the characters that make you like the book?
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Re: Beautiful Creatures
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2013, 04:59:12 AM »

I'd say a mixture of the characters and writing style. The storyline isn't all that original, but the writing is far better than most books these days. I'm not saying it's fabulous, but it's decent. The characters are great, though. The main character's voice is self-deprecating in a funny way. What I like the most about the book is the setting. It's a very small town with eccentric characters, but the characters are still believable. Very To Kill A Mockingbird-esque.
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Re: Beautiful Creatures
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2013, 05:01:49 AM »

And I'm guessing that it's paranormal romance?
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Re: Beautiful Creatures
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2013, 05:04:53 AM »

You guessed it. The romance was pretty blah, if you ask me. Luckily there wasn't too much of it, which is what I think saved the book. The movie look as if it played up the romance a lot more though (surprise, surprise).
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Re: Beautiful Creatures
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2013, 05:11:04 AM »

The romance looked REALLY big in the trailer.
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Re: Beautiful Creatures
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2013, 06:17:12 AM »

I'd say a mixture of the characters and writing style. The storyline isn't all that original, but the writing is far better than most books these days. I'm not saying it's fabulous, but it's decent. The characters are great, though. The main character's voice is self-deprecating in a funny way. What I like the most about the book is the setting. It's a very small town with eccentric characters, but the characters are still believable. Very To Kill A Mockingbird-esque.
this is very true and one of the characters is compared to boo radley and that character has a dog named boo radley! it is a very good book!
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Re: Beautiful Creatures
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2013, 07:43:09 AM »

And with that I loose all interest. Paranormal romance can go get deep sixed, I have cryptology fiction books to read.
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Re: Beautiful Creatures
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2013, 08:23:10 AM »

whatever i guess i cant convince you to read it  :(
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Re: Beautiful Creatures
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2013, 07:59:33 AM »

i have the first book in my backpack, is it good? i've heard it is but haven't started it yet.
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Re: Beautiful Creatures
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2013, 02:00:18 AM »

My mom saw the movie and said it was awful. She said the characters were all wrong, the story line was different, along with many other things. She's reading the series right now though, and I haven't read it since 6th grade, so I don't remember much of it. I'm seeing it Monday and I really hope it isn't as much of a waste of money as my mom says it was.
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Re: Beautiful Creatures
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2013, 04:11:32 AM »

Just finished the book :)
I'm pleased. That was a good ending
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Re: Beautiful Creatures
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2013, 03:21:01 PM »

is it the story, writing style or the characters that make you like the book?
If you are holding back because of the movie trailer and they way it "looks" don't hold back. The books have a much richer writing style and character depth than a person would think. I went in expecting just a fun subpar-written teen story, but it's so good. I went and saw the movie and, although it was REALLY different, it was still really good and what it changed worked well. The story wasn't different, it just took some different turns than the book did, but they led to the same place. Oh and the main characters(Ethan and Lena) were perfectly played, the actors did an amazing job despite being newbies.
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