Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
- Paperback | 563 pages
- 104 x 170 x 33mm | 272g
- 27 Nov 2012
- Little, Brown & Company
- New York, United States
- Media tie-in
- Media Tie In, Reprint
Other books in this series
02 Nov 2012
18 Oct 2010
30 Aug 2010
21 Jan 2014
01 Sep 2016
01 Sep 2016
An Instant "New York Times "Bestseller
A Borders Original Voices Selection
An Indie Next List Selection
A William Morris YA Debut Award Finalist
A NYPL "Book for the Teen Age"
"Gorgeously crafted, atmospheric, and original." - Melissa Marr, "NYT "bestselling author of "Wicked Lovely"
"A lush Southern gothic." - Holly Black, "NYT "bestselling author of "Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale"
"A hauntingly delicious dark fantasy." - Cassandra Clare, "NYT "bestselling author of "City of Bones"
"Like a thick, hot Carolina summer, this story seeps into you until it's all you can think about." - Carrie Ryan, NYT bestselling author of "The Forest of Hands and Teeth"
"Exquisitely told and impossible to forget." - Michelle Zink, author of "Prophecy of the Sisters" Praise for Beautiful Creatures
"This book has it all: a creepy setting, a deadly curse, reincarnation, spells, witchcraft and voodoo, plus characters that simply will not let the reader put the book down until finished...Who could ask for more? A sequel? Please!" - "VOYA"
"In the Gothic tradition of Anne Rice...Give this to fans of Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" or HBO's "True Blood" series." - "School Library Journal"
"[Readers] will be swept up by the haunting and detailed atmosphere, the conventions and strictures of Southern life, and a compelling and dimensional mythology." - "Publishers Weekly"
"Smart, textured and romantic." - "Kirkus""Reviews"
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