Book Watch: Beautiful Chaos

Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garci and Margaret Stohl will be released in the U.S. on October 18, 2011 in hardcover, eBook and audio formats.

It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at Amazon and in hardcover and eBook formats at Barnes & Noble.

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 528 pages.

Beautiful Chaos is the third full-length book in the Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.


There was no way I wouldn’t have chosen Beautiful Chaos to spotlight for this week’s post. No way. This series is completely and totally awesome. I think the authors are so unbelievably amazing that I haven’t been able to review either of the first two books in the series because I am way too intimidated.

I read Beautiful Darkness when it came out and sat in front of a blank page for hours as I was completely at a loss for words. Me. The girl who rambles on endlessly.

I just love how deeply I got sucked into each story that I never wanted them to end. And they weren’t short books. Just as this one isn’t a short book.

I love this cover the best in this series. It’s dark and ominous and beautiful and chaotic. All at once. And the title is captivating. I get the chaos, I’m now curious what beauty lies within.

But it is the description that has left me destroyed. I am dying to find out what this sacrifice will be. And I am heartbroken because it already tells me that there won’t be a happy ending. I’m just hoping that it won’t be Ethan that’s sacrificed and that the unhappily ever after won’t be for him. But I’m not confident about that.

The world the authors have created is rich, and dark, and imaginative and beautiful. And apparently in this installment, chaotic. I can’t wait for this to be released in less than a month so I can get the answers I so desperately need.

It still remains to be seen whether I’ll be able to review it here on the blog. Maybe now that I’ve been doing this thing as long as I have I won’t feel intimidated. I doubt that, but I’ll still give it a try.

To get a long look inside, CLICK HERE.

Goodreads description:

Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena’s Claiming. Even Lena’s family of powerful Supernaturals is affected – and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What – or who – will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?

For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He’s being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it isn’t by Lena – and whatever is haunting him is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Even worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself – forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn’t know why, and most days he’s too afraid to ask.

Sometimes there isn’t just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there’s no going back. And this time there won’t be a happy ending.


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