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Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

The Beautiful Creatures movie comes out in February – grab the book now!

Ethan Ware lives a normal life in a normal small southern town — until Lena Duchannes appears. Lena literally is the girl of Ethan’s dreams. Not that that’s a good thing. For months now, Ethan has been having nightmares about saving an unknown girl. When she suddenly appears as the new girl at school, he knows his life is about to change. And we all know that change can be very scary.

Set in the lowcountry and written by local writers, Beautiful Creatures is a spooky, gothic thriller full of twists and turns. The upcoming movie will feature an amazing cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Emma Thompson.

Bottom line: Read it now, then read the sequel: Beautiful Darkness.

Submited by: Ms. Bing, BEHS Librarian

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The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade

Alona Dare has it all — beauty, fashion sense, popularity, the ability to get whatever she wants. High school life is good. Until she dies.

Will doesn’t have anything — no father, very few friends, a mom who thinks he’s a bit crazy, a shrink who doesn’t help, and a school principal out to get him. Plus, he sees dead people. And are they annoying. Yabber, yabber all the time — help me this, show me that, fix this, pleeease. It’s enough to drive someone crazy. Hence the mom and the shrink…

But Will didn’t realize how good he had it before Alona showed up among the dead. And Alona didn’t realize how bad she had it before she died. With a lot of arguing, a bit of flirting (that’s right, dead people can flirt), a bit of fun and a few scares here and there, Alona and Will try to figure out how they can help each other deal with life and with death.

Bottom line: A light-hearted enjoyable read. Grab it for a weekend, then read the next one: Queen of the Dead.

Submitted by: Ms. Bing, BEHS Librarian

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