Beautiful Chaos

January 9, 2017

The Castor Chronicles #3. Author: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl.


Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena’s Claiming. Even Lena’s family of powerful Supernaturals is affected – and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What — or who — will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin? For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He’s being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it isn’t by Lena – and whatever is haunting him is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Even worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself — forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn’t know why, and most days he’s too afraid to ask. Sometimes there isn’t just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there’s no going back. And this time there won’t be a happy ending.
(Goodreads Summary)

My Thoughts:

It was longer than it needed to be. Nice to read about someone in a committed relationship for once – if there’s going to be romance, it might as well be steadfast rather than triangles and break-ups. And Link was definitely more awesome. Note: For ‘other’ problems, please see first book review; incubi and such are still present.

Content Review:

Sexual content: School girls wearing revealing clothing – short skirts, tight dresses, slit skirts. Multiple intense kisses, characters touching each other’s face, shoulders, back. Two couples sitting in the back rows of the theater “draped across each other”. Characters say they love each other. Two characters ‘tangled on her bed together’ only kissing as far as I can tell.

Language: Lot of use of hell in exclamations such as ‘what the hell’. 22 scatological terms, 4 derogatory names. 2 d***

Violence: Two incubi are killed by being exposed to sunlight, and one severely wounded. One character is burned alive, dead very swiftly. Multiple fights break out at a highschool party. One woman is thrown into a coma after her house is destroyed around her, and later dies.

Love Triangle: No. There’s something, but it’s more the after math of the one in the second book.


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