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Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures

by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures Themes

Little Words, Big Ideas

Love

Beautiful Creatures is your classic story of star-crossed lovers who weren't meant to be. Think Romeo and Juliet, Edward and Bella, The Bachelor and his new ladyfriend… wait, scratch that last on...

The Supernatural

Ethan tends to observe things pretty casually. Things that would make us go "holy Incubus, Batman!" barely seem to rouse him. When Larkin transforms his arm into a snake, Ethan brushes it off as th...

Fate and Free Will

It's hard enough feeling like your parents dictate everything you do. But what if a power you couldn't even see wasn't just deciding how you were going to spend your Friday night, but how you were...

Lies and Deceit

Gatlin must be Southern for "great big honkin' ball of falsehood." All the major characters flat out lie at least once (usually more) throughout Beautiful Creatures, and all the townsfolk have at l...

Freedom and Confinement

Gatlin could never be mistaken for a cultural center. This little town might have phones and boats (er, little rafts made of sticks to navigate alligator-filled swamps) and motor cars, but not a si...

Family

Gothic families range from the morbid depravity of The Castle of Otranto to the whimsical comedy of The Addams Family. The family units on display in Beautiful Creatures lie somewhere in between. W...

Death

Given that it's written for young adults, there sure is a lot of death in Beautiful Creatures. Let's see... dead people. First, there are those we care about. (Aside from all the evil mumbo-jumbo,...

Society and Class

In some ways, Stonewall Jackson High is no different than the rest of the planet—it's full of societal pressures. Unfortunately, these boundaries don't stop after graduation. The cliques in Gatli...

Good vs. Evil

You might think you can replace Light and Dark with Good and Evil and call it a day. After all, the Dark Casters seem to cause most of the trouble, while the Light Casters are always fighting again...

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