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Beautiful Chaos (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Beautiful Chaos (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, BookSource Staff (Compiler)

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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


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.

SPECIAL BONUS: Includes "Dream Dark," a thrilling short story set before Beautiful Chaos. 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 he had no idea it would change his life forever.

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Turtleback Books
Publication date:
Beautiful Creatures Series , #3
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Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.80(d)
HL630L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl live in Los Angeles, California, with their families. Beautiful Chaos is the third book in the Beautiful Creatures series.

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Beautiful Chaos 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 614 reviews.
BubblesCO More than 1 year ago
I have all the other books on my Nook. I'd like to keep my series in the same format! PLEASE!!! I am actually re-reading the series to get ready for the new one. I love this series. There is always something going on and it's never boring. If you love the supernatural and love stories make sure to read this series!
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
I admit that this book completely took me by surprise. As the reader, I was expecting so many others things but never that. I loved that this book took a whole new spin on love and sacrifice! What I loved most about this book is the great plot line. So much going on in the book that is kept the reader hooked and always sated. Never once did my eyes stray from the pages as I devoured it. I enjoyed that while the plot line is unraveling secrets, poems, and love popped up where I never saw it. Both authors once again did an amazing job on capturing the essence of the town and the characters! The characters development in the story is where it needs to be. So much had changed in them that you know that these characters are at their peak. I enjoyed reading along with the characters in discovering secrets that have been under their noses. The book title is great for whats goes on in the book. Chaos. Total Chaos! Now for the ending. Did I see that coming? No. It was something that left me gasping and WOWed. I won't spoil it, but yeah. Amazing ending that left me wanting more. Beautiful Chaos is a completion of wonderful literature that had me in awe! I felt like I was in the town of Gatlin as soon as I open the first page, fighting the chaotic events unfolding between the pages. Filled with a great adventure of love and sacrifice, Beautiful Chaos will undo your mind leaving you yearning for more of Gatlin.
EmoKitty More than 1 year ago
Beautiful Chaos is a book mixed with love, suspense, and sacrifice. It is the third book in the Caster Chronicles. In my opinion, Beautiful Chaos is better than the first and second- Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness- combined. Yes, the first two were very good, but Beautiful Chaos has more drama. Instead of focusing on Lena¿s problems, it focuses on Ethan¿s. Since Ethan is the narrator, you can really get inside his mind and actually feel what he feels. In the third installment of the Caster Chronicles, both worlds - the Caster and Mortal- go bad. Lena¿s Claiming- both Dark and Light- has messed up the Order of Things. Ethan is losing more of himself every day; Amma is acting Dark; and Ridley is suddenly casting spells again, yet she is Mortal. Throughout the novel, Amma is very secretive and we realize that she knows what the Wheel of Fate wants to be able to fix The Order: a sacrifice of The One Who is Two.This book kept me reading chapter after chapter. I never glanced up from it. The drama and suspense all comes together in the biggest and greatest finale I¿ve ever read. The ending definitely shocked me. And, I¿ll admit, I cried while reading the last chapter. It was a huge cliffhanger, and it makes the reader wanting to know the release of the next, and final, book. What I loved about this book is that Lena and Ethan know that life is short now; every moment could be their last. Ethan is so sweet to Lena; it made me teary-eyed reading what he says about her: ¿That when she looked at me, it was like there was no one else in the world. That when I looked at her, I noticed every detail about her while everything else faded away. That I was only myself when we were together.¿ I was overall satisfied with this book; never mind the heartbreaking, jaw dropping, tear jerking, ending. I still can¿t believe what Stohl and Garcia did to all the readers; it was like a kick in the throat. However, the purpose was achieved: I want to keep reading and I need to know if everything turns out happy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever!!! Even better than harry potter and the percy jackson series AND the heros of olympus series! Over all tthis book is the best one of this series. Although im kinda mad at the end... it left me hanging BIG TIME. Im a 13year old boy and this is a really good book. I would reccomend this book for ages 10+ if they are good readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book blew me away! Everything was just perfect, the characters were at their best, there was action, romance, and it was just amazing! Lena finally understood that Ethan was important to the caster world. Also, the love triangle between Ethan, Lena, and Liz was perfect! Lena and Liz yelled a bit, but they moved on! They weren't caught up in their love lives which I loved! I also liked seeing Link without Ridley. I had always loved them together, and without Ridley, Link seems a bit off. John and Liz together is so cute, and of course Lena and Ethan were awesome! I loved the romance in this book, but it wasn't too overpowering which made it easier to read. The ending was so sad! I was sobbing, on a train, in public, and people started to stare. Read this series now! You will not be disappointed!
Softball10MS More than 1 year ago
Ethan had already had his whole world turned upside down by his mysterious girlfriend. He's been to the end of the world and back for her. But in this thrilling book Ethan is asked to make the ultimate sacrifice, or watch everything he love's fall apart. Ever since his girlfriend, Lena, decided to claim herself light and dark the world has slowly started to fall apart.The world is getting hotter and hotter before their very eyes. Ethan is the only one who can save everything. But will his family let him save the world? This novel will slowly break your heart. The first two books in the series could never prepare you for this book. I give it five stars because of how beautifuly the two authors have weaved this book into reality. In this book it's not about Lena's choices. It's about Ethan's.
Dinah Rico More than 1 year ago
My sister told me to read Beautiful Creatures...took me like forever to finish, but instantly fell inlove with the characters & after finishing it I hurriedly downloaded Beautiful Darkness & finished in ONE DAY! That's how addictive these books are..Can't wait for Beautiful Chaos...
Some_Reading_Required More than 1 year ago
Love, family, sacrifice, redemption, trust, black, white, grey, good, evil, lies, friendship, truth, loss, hope, these are just a few of the words that were left spinning in my head after I finished reading Beautiful Chaos, another perfect continuation of the Caster Chronicles series. Except for the necessities (like class, workstudy, & sleep) I never put this book down. I was thoroughly engrossed in the story from page one and I didn’t want to stop reading until it was completely finished. Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl have completely out did themselves again with this third installment. The bar was once again risen higher with more action, revelations, and unfortunately, sorrow. One thing I really enjoyed about this book is the switch in main-character focus. Although the entire series in one way or another revolves around Lena and the trouble her prophecy causes, Beautiful Chaos let her take a backseat in order to allow Ethan, his time to shine. Ethan’s progression as been nothing short of amazing. I truly believe that he is the heart and soul of the entire series and the steady rock that supports many of the characters. He is truly the story’s parfit gentil knight, true, chivalrousness, and well-mannered. Time after time, Ethan risks his own well-being to protect the ones he loves. Although he was recognized as the Wayward in the last novel, he learns in Beautiful Chaos that he has a destiny even greater than ever imagined. Beautiful Chaos is all about his own discovery, learning who he truly is, and what he’s not only capable of, but also expected to do in the grand scheme of things. Ethan isn’t the only shining character in Beautiful Chaos, other’s such as Amma, Link, and John Breed breakthrough as well. Amma, the closest motherly-figure Ethan has ever had, begins to struggles with inner and outer demons (literally), this time around. Throughout the book she holds a secret that pertains to a terrible future event, which she desperately tries to change, although she deep down knows must occur. This journey leads her into the darkest places she’s ever been not only physically but emotionally. Link whose entire world was turned upside down in book two has his own inner demons to deal with, as well. Between an extremist-religious mother, a certain new student/ex-Siren who wont admit her true feelings for him, and a new-way of living, Link’s got it rough. However, multiple times throughout the book he proves that even though his body and spirit has changed, he’s still the same brave, lovable, and downright dorkable boy he was before, just with a few extra quirks. I have to admit, after book two, I was not a fan of John Breed. Not only did he mess with *my* Link, he also was discovered to be working with very dark forces. Although I don’t want to give too much a way, I will say that he makes an appearance in Beautiful Chaos. We learn a lot about his past including who and what he truly is and what he’s capable of. He ends up finding his own path in this book and because it appears he has chosen to follow it; I’ve softened up towards him. Overall I give this book a 4.5/5 rating. If you haven’t checked out the first book I definitely recommend you do. You wont be dissapointed! This world is beautifully constructed with a plethora of fun, unique, and deep characters that you’ll instantly fall in love with. The warm and subtle wonders of Gatlin will leap right off the page leaving you with an instant feeling of being “at home”.
lrhubble More than 1 year ago
Contemporary, Paranormal, Gatlin South Carolina Ethan Wate thought he had finally gotten used to the strange happenings in his small town of Gatlin. But ever since Ethan and Lena had returned to Gatlin from the Great Barrier the things that Ethan had gotten used to, have taken a turn to even more bizarre occurrences. Now they are dealing the record-breaking heat, swarms of locusts and devastating storms. Lena Duchannes and Ethan struggle to understand her Claiming especially ever since then her powerful family of Supernaturals have been affected. Their abilities have been misfiring lately and it is getting dangerous. Now it looks like something or someone is going to have to be sacrificed to save Gatlin this time around. The only question is what or who? Sometimes there is no going back. This is another great book in the series and picks up right after the last one left off. This is one series that once the reader starts it they will find it hard to leave this world of characters and circumstances. The world in which this series takes place is very engaging and comes to life with every word that is read. This one will also have readers reaching for the next book in the series to make sure things do work out because this one ends is a slight cliffhanger that will have readers wanting to know what happens next. The ending on this one leaves things not looking real bright for Ethan this time around but will have readers wanting the next book to see how things turn out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aw c'mon! Cliffhanger! This left me at the edge of my seat with it's dramatic ending, and unforgettable plot. This is a must read! (WARNING: If you buy this book you will probobly NEED to buy the next.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this series. Way Way Way better than the movie!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, still prefer Fallen Angel (author is genie ems...i think) Just my opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book series I'm only on the 3 one but is the best totally would want my bff's to read!!!!!! Love it !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! New book coming out, called Beautiful Redemption. Comes out in October.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i finished rhis book i wanted to throw my nook across r The room! I didnt want it to end! And at the end i started crying because i didnt want that to happen! I dont want to give to much away but this seris is one of my absolute favorites so far, along with the matched series! This is a must read! Loved it!
YasVA More than 1 year ago
Great story line, really keeps the reader engaged. Definitely recommend this to others.
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AMAZING! One of my favorite books by far, a must read. It's slow at first but I promise it gets better!
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SecretBookshelf More than 1 year ago
Beautiful Chaos was a lot better than Beautiful Darkness. In fact, I think it was back on the same level as Beautiful Creatures. Either way, I loved the book. I couldn't seem to put it down and read it in a day and a half. I had waited a long time after reading the second book to read the third. The authors did a good job of reminding me what happened in the previous books in a non suffocating way. Good book overall.
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