In Ethan Wate's hometown there lies the darkest of secrets.. There is a girl. Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head. Green eyes, black hair. Lena Duchannes. There is a curse. On the Sixteenth Moon, the Sixteenth Year, the Book will take what it's been promised. And no one can stop it. In the end, there is a grave. Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be decided. Ethan never even saw it coming.
A hauntingly delicious dark fantasy, a cast of fascinating characters, a rich Gothic setting - this debut novel is one to watch -- Cassandra Clare, New York Times bestselling author of The Mortal Instruments series A lush Southern gothic whose memorable, eccentric characters draw you into their captivating world -- Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author of Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale Beautiful Creatures is a tale of absorbing love and impossible choices. Like a thick, hot Carolina summer, this story seeps into you until it's all you can think about -- Carrie Ryan, author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth