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Subject: Beautiful Creatures
Date Posted: 2/8/2010 8:55 AM ET
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Date Posted: 2/8/2010 9:36 AM ET
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yep, i read it for my book club, we will be discussing it this month. i enjoyed it. although it started off a bit slow for me but once I got into it, it was a very fast read. do not let the page count daunt you!

Date Posted: 2/8/2010 9:53 AM ET
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Date Posted: 2/8/2010 10:06 AM ET
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I have that book to read, but I haven't yet. I am glad to hear it's good!

Date Posted: 2/8/2010 10:29 AM ET
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apparently Warner Brothers has optioned it for a film

but the better news is that there are supposed to be 4 more books in the series!

Date Posted: 2/8/2010 11:54 AM ET
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I read it and liked it a lot.  Four more, though!?!  Crazy.  I definitely wanted more when I got done.  It took me a little while to get into it, too, but then it went really fast.

Date Posted: 2/8/2010 1:32 PM ET
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Hmm. I liked it, but I wasn't too crazy about it. The writing wasn't exactly spectacular, I could never really believe that it was Ethan who was narrating, and not two female authors who just wanted to write something from a male's point of view. I was also lukewarm about the story idea, the romance, the writing, the characters...okay, fine, most of the stuff in this book. I suppose it's a pretty good book, as it's been highly publicized, recommended, and generally spoken well of. But it didn't blow me away or anything. Perhaps it's just me being sick of overdone paranormal romances...but in case it's not just me, did anyone else feel this way?

Date Posted: 2/8/2010 5:36 PM ET
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I thought it was just ok, and seriously overhyped. I didn't hate it while I was reading it, and finished it in a day, but I haven't thought about it since I put the book down for the final time.  I guess it just didn't make a very big impression on me.

The voice never felt very genuine to me. When I started reading it, I actually thought the narrator was a girl.



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