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Beautiful Redemption (Beautiful Creatures, 4) Paperback – October 22, 2013
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Back in Gatlin, Lena is making her own bargains for Ethan's return, vowing to do whatever it takes -- even if that means trusting old enemies or risking the lives of the family and friends Ethan left to protect.
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"The Beautiful Creatures novels contain a potent mix of the gothic, the mythic, and the magical. Readers can look forward to more of what they love in the final installment, Beautiful Redemption, as they follow Ethan's compelling journey to its bittersweet close. With original characters, complex world building, and crackling prose, this is masterful storytelling."―Deborah Harkness, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches
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- Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (October 22, 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 496 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0316123560
- ISBN-13 : 978-0316123563
- Reading age : 12 years and up
- Lexile measure : HL630L
- Grade level : 7 and up
- Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 1.25 x 8.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #159,300 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In the previous novel, Ethan Wate makes a rather selfless decision with the hope that it would remedy all of the major supernatural problems for his loved ones. This book chronicles his journey in surviving the consequences of that decision. I could probably elaborate, but I really don’t want to risk spoiling this for anyone who has not read the predecessors of Beautiful Redemption. I had a vague notion of what the end-goal for this book, and as such the series in its entirety, would consist of. Yet I had no idea just how the authors planned on reaching that goal, and I’m very happy to add that I really couldn’t predict what was going to happen (for the most part) from the first page unto the last.
I really don’t like blatant predictability in my books, which installment three was chalk-full of. Beautiful Redemption was very hard to predict. There is a very important confrontation that occurs midway through the novel with a finale that I absolutely didn’t see coming. It was, dare I say, exciting to experience! There are also a lot of little details from the other books that come into play during Ethan’s gloomy adventure which I didn’t expect to see again. I loved how these seemingly minor things ended up playing huge parts in the plot. It captivated my interest all the more.
Others elements I enjoyed: There is an introduction of a few new characters that leave you feeling haunted as you empathize with their plight. Garcia and Stohl do a lovely job of describing these characters’ emotional and physical pain in such a way that you just can’t help but relate to it. These people are also very different than the crazy Gatlin cast and personas that you become accustomed to; it was a refreshing change!
There is a decent amount of character growth, at least for Ethan Wate. He has been going through one hell of a roller coaster ride ever since he meets Lena, and while there is a substantial amount of personal growth between book one and three, it’s nothing quite like this. His character comes full circle with his realizations of what it truly means to love someone, or to lose something that is so damn important to you. While he’s seen that good and evil aren’t inherently black and white, I think he finally comprehends just what it means to be gray; how difficult it is to stay simply in the black or the white.
My only qualm with this novel is Lena’s perspective. The entire series is told from Ethan’s point-of-view. So when I noticed that we would get a glimpse into the mind of Lena, I was eager to read on. But I’m sorry to say that it was a disappointment and probably the only portion of the book that could have been written much better. I feel like there is very little in the way that she thinks or speaks that could differentiate her from Ethan. If there wasn’t a page that boldly stated “Lena,” I don’t believe the reader would actually be able to tell if was Lena or not. This was a colossal letdown and one of the major reasons for my lowering the rating for this novel.
Overall, I would have to say that Beautiful Redemption was a delightful way to finish off the series. I enjoyed the book, especially the scenery and the new folks we meet. To be perfectly honest, if Beautiful Chaos was written as half as good as the other novels in the series, I think the series would have been pretty damn fantastic across the board. My rating for this book: four outta five crows. My rating for the series: three outta five pies
This is a heroes journey but not simply the main character. Everyone involved is their own hero or heroine. You get emotionally invested in all of the characters and their inevitable conclusion towards the finish line. As I came to the conclusion I came to my own theory.
This book is not about life or death. It is a book about choices. We are defined by the choices we make. Alive or dead. Happy or sad. Love or hate. It all comes down to our individual choices. I am so happy I made the choice to read this wonderful series! Now that I have found out there are more? I can’t wait to get started all over again!
Beautiful Redemption is the conclusion to the Castor Chronicles series. It ties everything together. As I was reading, I noticed something. There was a Hero's Journey inside a Hero's Journey. Ethan must complete his own journey in order to get back to the person he loves most. More importantly, Beautiful Redemption is the final leg of the Hero's Journey of Ethan and Lena together. That 9th grade English class made me appreciate this even more.
I don't really want to talk much about how the story unfolds; I feel anything I say might give away a secret. I will say that my earlier complaint, about there being some filler instead of moving the story along, wasn't even a minor issue in this novel. Something was always happening and each little thing was important. Every step Ethan takes leads him somewhere and every plan Lena forms gets them closer to the end.
Both Ethan and Lena grow in this novel. They have to face their demons in order to continue along their journey. They have to face a world where they aren't together and find a way to get back to each other. They each learn that they are strong individually, but together there is nothing that can stop them. And they do all of this without having whiny teen moments.
Beautiful Redemption is exactly what I wanted from the end of this series. Loose ends are tied up, personal demons are faced, and Ethan and Lena learn to be the people they need to be going forward. Everything wasn't happy, but it was amazing. Stunning conclusion that makes closing that last page wonderfully bittersweet.
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If you've read the third book, Beautiful Chaos, you should know that Ethan recently jumped off the water tower because he was the One Who Is Two, and shook that. You might be wondering, where can the story go now?
Well, Beautiful Redemption begins with Ethan being IN the Otherworld, in the same place his Mother, the Greats and his Aunt Prue went after dying. He can go to the world where Lena and his family are, but they can't see him. He is a Sheer, as explained in previous books. Long story short, he figures out a way to get back to the mortal world, as a living being again. Of course, he needs to, for Lena. He needs items from Lena herself, so discovers a way to communicate with her.
Part two of Beautiful Redemption ventures into Lena's point of view, especially for a Power where she is attempting to retrieve an item from Abraham Ravenwood.
John Breed has a fairly big part in the book, as a hybrid Incubus.
Part three is back to Ethan's point of view, as the final stages of getting reinstated into the mortal world take place. Don't get me wrong, it's not as simple as it sounds. There's things with Sarafine, Angleus, and the Caster Chronicles involved that keep putting twists and turns in.
Overall, amazing book, and regional with the price, rating and popularity!
I have liked how the story has envolved, and it really does suit younger teenagers, not an adult of 30years plus!
It could be that now I am over the shook of the first film being so very different to the first book, that the films may outshine the books.