Thursday, February 14, 2013

[Series Spotlight + Giveaway]: Caster Chronicles

In celebration of the theatrical release of Beautiful Creatures, my Series Spotlight this month is the Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl along with a yummy giveaway. This is one of my favorite YA series and I can't wait to check out the movie. If you haven't read this series I highly recommend it. :)

Beautiful Creatures - Book #1
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them. In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

Beautiful Darkness - Book #2
 Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.

Sometimes life-ending.

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

Dream Dark - Book #2.5
When Link joined his best friend, Ethan Wate, on a quest through a mysterious network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, he knew the journey would be dangerous. But returning home to Gatlin, South Carolina was just the beginning... Wounded during a climactic battle, Link discovers that tending his injuries won't be as simple as visiting a doctor and that healing his arm should be the least of his worries. For being bitten by a Supernatural does more than break the skin -- it changes a person, inside and out, turning Link into someone more and more like the dark creature who injured him.

Beautiful Chaos - Book #3
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 from the Great Barrier, 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's not Lena -- and the mysterious figure is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself -- forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn't know why, and he's afraid to ask.

Sometimes there's no going back. And this time there won't be a happy ending.

Beautiful Redemption - Book #4
Is death the end . . . or only the beginning?

Ethan Wate has spent most of his life longing to escape the stiflingly small Southern town of Gatlin. He never thought he would meet the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes, who unveiled a secretive, powerful, and cursed side of Gatlin, hidden in plain sight. And he never could have expected that he would be forced to leave behind everyone and everything he cares about. So when Ethan awakes after the chilling events of the Eighteenth Moon, he has only one goal: to find a way to return to Lena and the ones he loves.

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.

Worlds apart, Ethan and Lena must once again work together to rewrite their fate, in this stunning finale to the Beautiful Creatures series.

Beautiful Creatures - trailer

I have a copy of Beautiful Creatures and a bag of Ghirardelli Valentine Chocolates to giveaway to one lucky winner. To enter leave a comment along with your email address. Open to U.S. Residents. The winner will be announced on February 20th. Good Luck!


  1. moonlight dot julia at rocketmail dot com Thank you for this giveaway

  2. I really want to read this series. Sounds awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. ahhh Anna... you have hit a soft spot for me! been wanting to read this book! and I always want chocolate :) thanks for this perfect giveaway!

  4. I picked up Beautiful Creatures after hearing how much you love this series. I loved that it was told in a guys point of view. I'll be out the weekend checking out the movie.

    1. I enjoyed a guys point of view too. I'll be going on Friday to see it, can't wait.

  5. Thank you for the amazing giveaway! Happy Valentine's Day Anna!!

    Kelsey O.
    kopsahl48 AT gmail DOT com

  6. yay awesome giveaway! I need to read the series before the movies come out :( Happy Valentines day!

    lilypondreads at gmail dot com

  7. Thank you for such an awesome giveaway! I'd love to read this book and see the movie!

    efender1(at)gmail(dot) com

  8. Thanks for the giveaway!

    kstewownsme at hotmail dot com

  9. Thanks for the giveaway. I can't wait to read this book and see the movie. Please enter me.

  10. I haven't read this series, but it sounds good! Thanks for the giveaway.

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

  11. Haven't read the series either, but I am dying to see the movie:)

  12. Thanks for doing the giveaway. I would really love to read these books.

  13. That chocolate looks yummy!

  14. My granddaughter has been wanting to read this series! I'd love to win this one for her. Thanks for the chance.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  15. Great giveaway .I cannot wait to divein to this series .Thank you for the chance to win it .Hope you have a fantastic week.

  16. I would love to enter this giveaway.

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