Beautiful Creatures (Book 1)
By: Kami Garcia and Maggie Stohl
We. Introduction/ Overview
Sixteen-year-old Ethan Wate comes from Gatlin, H. C., although dislikes his small town and would like to move away. He lives along with his father and a housekeeper; his mother has passed aside. On the initial day of his sophomore year an excellent source of school, Ethan again contains a dream about dropping through trees with a lady whose face he aren't see. This dream have been recurring for months, and that troubles Ethan because in the dream he loves the lady he is falling with, even though he would not know who she is. The moment Ethan wakes, he detects a new track by a mysterious artist in the iPod. The song is known as " 14 Moons, " and the words of the tune seem eerie to Ethan. When he investigations his very good music player later, the song is missing. The moment Ethan gets to school, this individual hears of a new lady in town, Impegno Duchannes. Ardore is dismissed by the majority of the students since she would wear long dresses and is not really interested in well-liked pursuits just like trying out for the cheerleading squad. Ethan hears Impegno playing the song " Sixteen Moons" on her viola in orchestra, which unsettles him. Ethan drives away from school in order to his head, and he hears " Sixteen Moons" playing over his car radio. As Ethan drives, he nearly operates over Impegno. When he stops his car, he all of a sudden realizes that Lena is definitely the girl whom appears in his nightmares. Ardore accepts a ride residence from Ethan, which markings the start of their particular friendship. In English school the next day, Ethan begins to hear Lena communicating with him telepathically. The girls in class insult Lena's reclusive granddad, Macon Ravenwood, and Lena's anger impact the classroom, shattering the cup in the home windows. Lena operates home to Ravenwood Way, and Ethan follows her. Lena is usually crying in a garden packed with lemon trees and shrubs, and she begins to consult with Ethan. She says that occasionally unexplainable things happen about her. Instantly, Ethan touches an old locket that is resting on the ground, and he begins to see a vision of the previous. In the perspective, a girl called Genevieve can be watching her mother's plantation, Greenbrier, lose down. This happens in the period period around the Detrimental War. Ardore is interested in Ethan's vision, but the girl cryptically warns him that her life is complicated and that he should not try to interact with her again. Ethan keeps the locket with him and asks his three great aunts, known as the Siblings, about it. The Sisters simply tell him that the locket comes from the entire year when Standard Sherman burnt every plantation in Gatlin, except for Ravenwood Manor. The Sisters determine the two units of initials, which are designed into the locket, as belonging to an ancestral of Lena's — Genevieve Duchannes — and an ancestor of Ethan's known as Ethan Carter Wate. In church, Ethan touches the locket and has another vision of Genevieve Duchannes talking with her fiancé, Ethan Carter Wate. In the evening, Ethan features another desire Lena sliding away from him, and this individual dreams he was drowning and wakes up putting wet. After Lena misses a day of school, Ethan appointments her house and satisfies her Uncle Macon Ravenwood, a man whom no one in Gatlin features seen for many years. Macon will not want to give Ethan additional information about the locket, and Ethan sees that the in house of Ravenwood Manor appears to be magical, since the interior decor can change and whole meals can appear and vanish, relatively according to Macon's will. That night, Lena comes to Ethan's house and sneaks into his area to explain her unusual family. She says that all the people in her relatives are Casters (spell casters) who have special powers. Despite this revelation, Ethan's attraction to Lena expands, and he asks her to go on a show date with him. They will hold hands at the movie theatre, which sparks rumors about Ethan and Lena in their secondary school. Ethan soon meets Lena's older cousin Ridley, a seductively outfitted and very influential girl. Ridley invites Ethan to the Gathering, a holiday dinner held simply by Lena's extended family just about every...