Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Garcia & Stohl have delivered a beautifully crafted southern gothic novel with a unique take on the paranormal set in a small Southern town that makes Mayberry look a little like a metropolis.
As a girl with roots in Virginia and North Carolina, I know my southerners. The behavior, the colloquialisms, the gossip, the kooky traditions, the skepticism and irrational fear of outsiders… Beautiful Creatures has it right, down to my favorite line.
“…Religion and superstition all mixed up, like only it can be in the South.”