Dangerous Creatures

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From the world of Beautiful Creatures-a dangerous new tale of love and magic.

Ridley Duchannes is nobody's heroine. She's a Dark Caster, a Siren. She can make you do things. Anything. You can't trust her, or yourself when she's around. And she'll be the first to tell you to stay away-especially if you're going to do something as stupid as fall in love with her.

Lucky for Ridley, her wannabe rocker boyfriend, Wesley "Link" Lincoln, never ...

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Overview


From the world of Beautiful Creatures-a dangerous new tale of love and magic.

Ridley Duchannes is nobody's heroine. She's a Dark Caster, a Siren. She can make you do things. Anything. You can't trust her, or yourself when she's around. And she'll be the first to tell you to stay away-especially if you're going to do something as stupid as fall in love with her.

Lucky for Ridley, her wannabe rocker boyfriend, Wesley "Link" Lincoln, never listens to anyone. Link doesn't care if Rid's no good for him, and he takes her along when he leaves small-town Gatlin to follow his rock-star dream. He teams up with a ragtag group of Dark Casters, and when the band scores a gig at a hot Underground club, it looks like all of Link's dreams are about to come true.

But New York City is a dangerous place for both Casters and Mortals, and soon Ridley realizes that Link's bandmates are keeping secrets. With bad-boy club owner Lennox Gates on her heels, Rid is determined to find out the truth. What she discovers is worse than she could have imagined: Link has a price on his head that no Caster or Mortal can ever pay. With their lives on the line, what's a Siren to do?

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthors of the Beautiful Creatures novels, are back to cast another magical spell. Their signature blend of mystery, suspense, and romance, with a healthy dose of wit and danger, will pull fans in and leave them begging for more.

Signed by authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl!

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
08/01/2014
Gr 7 Up— Bad girl (and Siren) Ridley Duchannes finds life in the big city more than she bargained for when mortal boyfriend Link befriends a crowd of Dark Casters.
Kirkus Reviews
2014-05-08
This spinoff/continuation of the supernatural Beautiful Creatures (2009) world focuses on bad-girl Siren Ridley Duchannes.The summer after the Gatlin, South Carolina, crew graduates high school, they share one last night of bonding before going their separate ways. Link's created a hilarious religious-college hoax as cover for heading to New York City in pursuit of musical stardom. Ridley, Link's on-again, off-again girlfriend, hitches a ride with him out of town—he thinks it's for love, but she has her own agenda. At a Caster underworld club called Suffer, she lost a high-stakes game of Liar's Trade. She owes a band a new drummer—luckily, Link is a drummer in need of a band—and to club owner Lennox Gates she owes one marker. Paying one debt, Ridley hooks up Link with the band—he gets on great with them, they not so much with her—and then tries to live as a regular person to please Link, who grows ever more suspicious of her secretive behavior. Sections related from Lennox's perspective reveal dead antagonist Abraham Ravenwood's plots against the heroes from beyond the grave. Readers new to Stohl and Garcia's world, even those who have read the original novels but not the Dangerous Dreams novella e-book, may be disoriented despite the slow pace. Overall, the characters charm, and for hooked readers, the ending promises a sequel.Prickly yet endearing Ridley makes a sturdy anchor for this expansion of the Caster world; fans will be pleased. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)
Cassandra Clare

Praise for the bestselling Beautiful Creatures novels:

"A hauntingly delicious dark fantasy."

Melissa Marr

"Gorgeously crafted, atmospheric, and original."
Holly Black

"A lush Southern gothic."
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Praise for the bestselling Beautiful Creatures novels:

An Amazon.com Big Books of Spring Selection
"A hauntingly delicious dark fantasy."—Cassandra Clare, New York Times bestselling author of City of Bones

"In the Gothic tradition of Anne Rice....Give this to fans of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight or HBO's True Blood series." —

School Library Journal

"Gorgeously crafted, atmospheric, and original." —

Melissa Marr, New York Timesbestselling author of Wicked Lovely

* "The authors ground their Caster world in the concrete, skillfully juxtaposing the arcane, magical world with Gatlin's normal southern lifestyle....[Fans will] plead for more." —

VOYA (starred review)

"A lush Southern gothic." —
Holly Black,
New York Times
bestselling author of Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale

"Smart, textured and romantic." —

Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316370318
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 5/20/2014
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 29,186
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Kami Garcia

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl are coauthors of the New York Times bestseller Dangerous Creatures and the #1 New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures series. They each have also written solo series: The Legion Series by Kami Garcia includes the New York Times bestseller Unbreakable and Unmarked; The Icons series by Margaret Stohl includes Icons and Idols, and is in development as a feature film.

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  • Posted June 24, 2014

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    As any of my book friends will tell you, I was a HUGE advocate f

    As any of my book friends will tell you, I was a HUGE advocate for Beautiful Creatures. Anyone who knows me knows two things about me. First, I love everything about the American South. The history, lifestyle, the culture: it's home to me so I love anything that has to do with it. Secondly, when it comes to paranormal stuff, Witches are my thing. I love magic, can't ever read enough about it. Beautiful Creatures was the perfect series for me, it encompassed EVERYTHING I love in one 4 novel series. You can only imagine how excited I was when I discovered that a spin-off series was in the works!

    So far as the novel itself, I will start out with my very few criticisms before I love on to the awesome parts of it. My biggest criticism was that this book was really nothing like the Beautiful Creatures series, but not in a bad way. Dangerous Creatures takes place in a whole different world than it's predecessor. New York City. It's loud, it's dangerous, it's new, flashy, and full of excitement. Nothing like Gatlin, South Carolina. I guess I was just so used to the setting of the first series that it was really hard for me to adjust to Caster life in the big city. At times it felt overwhelming, much like NYC really can be to a small-town nobody, I am sure. Whereas the first series had to develop the entire Caster world, this one jumped right in with little to no description of the Caster world. Usually I would have really liked that, but I feel like it could have been off putting for someone who hadn't read Beautiful Creatures. Even I, as someone who read and loved the BC, series, was a little lost about some things, seeing as it has been over a year since I was inside the Caster world.

    Now I realize I shouldn't be comparing the two series, but it is really difficult not to.

    Onto more exciting and positive things: the characters. From the very beginning, when we first meet Wesley Lincoln, I was a fan. He has always been a favorite character of mine, while Ridley Duchannes was always kind of "meh". Link has always been a fun, determined, best-friend kind of character that I always really appreciated. On the opposite side of the spectrum, I have always seen Ridley as a brat and never really liked her, even after she became a big part of the BC series. Funny enough, this novel turned that on it's head. By the time the ending came, Ridley was my favorite character and I was completely fed up with the antics of Link. I am beginning to wonder if that was the point! I would have never expected that my views on the Rid-Link relationship would have changed, but in comes Lennox Gates and blew my thought process right out of the water. All I am going to say, without giving spoilers is that I am not Team Rid-Nox! Secondary characters such as Necro (a Necromancer), Floyd (an Illusionist), and Sampson (a Darkborn) really added to the story in ways I wouldn't have imagined! I really liked that this novel didn't have SUCH a large cast of characters, making it much more intimate and easier to keep up with.

    Lots and lots of reviews I have read are ripping this story a new one and downing it because of the "cliff-hanger" ending. I, on the other hand, loved it! It definitely makes me want more! I know this is the first book in a planned series, but I cannot find any information about the next books! I will be sure to update and keep you guys in the loop as soon as I learn more!

    All-in-all, this book is a must read for any fans of the Beautiful Creatures series. Kami and Margaret have done it again with their rare brand of storytelling: the drama, the darkness, the laughs and the excitement that only the story of a Siren and a "one-quarter Incubus/Mortal-Hybrid" can bring! I am anxiously awaiting book two!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 21, 2014

    If you are a fan or not of the Caster series you must read Dange

    If you are a fan or not of the Caster series you must read Dangerous Creatures. What more could you want out of a story that has Link and Ridley in it. Link and Ridley in their off/on relationship go to New York to follow Link's dream of being in a band. What could go wrong with a incubus and a siren well when the siren's name is Ridley then everything. I enjoyed reading Dangerous Creatures. Great spin-off and I cannot wait to read more.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2014

    Jeremy

    Can't wait to read more about Ridley And Link Adventures !!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    If you are a fan of Beautiful Creatures then this is a good book

    If you are a fan of Beautiful Creatures then this is a good book to pick up...though it centers around Ridley and Link Ethan and Lena make an appearance in the beginning chapters. It was fun seeing them again and it was interesting seeing Ridley's perspective instead of Ethan's. The plot kept you on your toes but the only disappointment I had with this book was that it ended with a huge cliffhanger. I wish they could've ended it differently but otherwise this was a fun read especially if you are a fan of the series...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 13, 2014

    A fun read

    Really enjoyed having this book focus on different characters than the previous books. Even though Ridley and Link were in the other books, this book let's readers know more about them and what drives them to do what they do. Worth reading and really sets everything up for another book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 13, 2014

    Highly recommended for any Beautiful Creatures fans

    Link & especially Ridley were definitely favorites for readers & I was thrilled to find out they were getting their own story. It's told mostly from Ridley's point of view which is interesting & compelling. It feels like Beautiful Creatures but with it's own new identity. Lastly, the signed book is great for true fans & collector's.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2014

    Not worth the money

    I've read all of these books and loved them but this one finishes nothing! You are left just hanging. I will not buy the next one. Very disappointed.....

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2014

    Review Courtesy of April Hollingworth This is the first book in

    Review Courtesy of April Hollingworth

    This is the first book in the Brand New series Dangerous Creatures series and continues on from Dangerous Dreams #0.5 of the Dangerous Creatures series. You do need to read Dangerous Dreams before reading this book though, as everything that happens here is because of what happened in Dangerous Dreams. I must admit I enjoyed this book very much.

    The Review:

    Beautiful and deadly, Ridley Duchannes is a Dark Caster Siren. She can make you do things, even if you don’t want to. When around her what you think and feel, can’t be trusted, and never be stupid enough to tell her you love her.
    Wesley “Link” Lincoln, never listens to anyone, especially Ridley when she tries to warn him off. After all he loves her. When leaving for New York, Link takes Rid with him on his dream to become a rock-star. Teaming up with a bunch of Dark Casters, he joins there rock group and scores big in a hot gig at an Underground club. Finally Links dreams are coming true.
    But nothing is as it seems in New York, where Mortals and Casters are in as much danger as each other. As for bad-boy club owner Lennox Gates, he holds secrets far greater than anyone else. His secrets are dangerous, and Ridley is in his sights. Determined to find out the truth, Ridley, soon discovers nothing is as it seems, and Link and her lives are on the line. 

    FTC Advisory: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers through Net Galley provided me with a copy of Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Published through Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Kindle Edition. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    Recommended for anyone who has read the other books.

    This book is about Ridley and Link mostly. It is a great companion to the other 3 books.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    Good read but a little different from the Beautiful Creature Series

    The book is from Ridley's point of view so it is a bit different but still a very good read

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    Map

    This whole area is set up like a cabin with woods surrounding it. The cabin is the main rp room. So here goes: <br> <br>

    Res 1: map <br> <br>
    Res 2: main rp <br> <br>
    Res 3: bios <br> <br>
    Res 4: forest <br> <br>
    Res 5: lake <br> <br>
    Res 6 & on: free space<br> <br>
    Enjoy :)

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 13, 2014

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    Posted June 20, 2014

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