Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Summary: 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.

Review: Where do I even start with this book? Ethan was still wonderful. I live in South Carolina so where is my Ethan? Just sayin'. Really though. He was fantastic as usual. Lena wasn't as annoying this time around which was nice. Rid, John, and Liv still aren't there for me. I can't shake this feeling that one or all of them will screw up in the final fight. Maybe I'm wrong. I hope I am. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

The entire first few chapters of Chaos was quite nice actually because it was nice to see Lena and Ethan together and have a "normal" (I'm using that term loosely) life for once. Of course that ended quickly. I don't even know what to say about this book without spoilers. So far it's my favorite. It was sad and wonderful, and I almost cried a few times. The second half was incredibly sad. I still can't believe it actually happened. Any of it. I read the last chapter and I'm waiting for Kami and/or Margaret to release a secret chapter and say this last chapter was a joke. I know it won't happen. That's the point of a cliff-hanger right? Leave the reader wanting more. I just can't wrap my head around it. I knew it was coming too. Kami and Margaret set you up for the end, but I still couldn't believe it. I hoped something would be able to come out of nowhere to stop it. That's enough of my rambling. If you haven't read Chaos, then get to it. If you have, then maybe you can share my disbelief.

5 howls


Brasil said…
My favorite thing about this series has been the characters, and that still holds true now. Their emotions are so real be they happiness or suffering. Even though this installment mostly consisted of the darker side of things, there were moments of levity to help balance things out, mostly coming from Linkubus. Even though most of the focus was on Ethan, and by association, Lena; Link and Ridley's troubled paths were front and center as well. Link is still trying to come to terms with his transformation as well as his love for the very troubled Ridley. Ridley is also going though a lot as she's supposed to be mortal now, but some pretty mysterious things have been happening around her. To be honest, she comes off as more selfish than anything to me, but again, the emotions are so real, that a part of me will still feel for her. I just wish she would stop messing with Link's mind, as he has enough to deal with on his own.