So I just finished reading an awesome book! Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is the second installment of the Caster Chronicles, a southern gothic supernatural series set in tiny (and some might say backwoods) Gatlin, South Carolina. Earlier this year, I devoured Beautiful Creatures, and I just couldn't wait to get my hands on the next book! The tale is dark and romantic, and it's beautifully written. You can almost feel the humidity and taste the southern cooking!
In Beautiful Darkness, Lena remains confused about her future, and she's convinced she doesn't fit in anywhere. Her romance with Ethan is heating up to the point of electric shock, but she keeps pushing him away because she fears she may be Dark, and she doesn't want to hurt anyone else. When John Breed, a mysterious demon/caster hybrid makes his way into Lena's life, Ethan finds himself on a dangerous underground journey to save the girl he loves, accompanied by his best friend Link, caster-librarian-in-training, Liv, and a cat named Lucille. In the caster tunnels below Gatlin and beyond, the trio meets demons and vexes who threathen to suck the life right out of them, quite literally. This book kept me turning the pages, and I can't wait for the next one!! Beautiful Darkness comes out on October 12, and it'll make a great read to get you in the Halloween spirit! If you haven't checked out Beautiful Creatures, make sure you grab it quickly, so you'll be ready for this one!