If you are in the YA community, I'm positive you've heard about The Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. So I'm here today to tell you a little bit of my experience with this awesome series. I won't write a review. At least not in the traditional sense.
|These are the covers in reading order. 1) Beautiful Creatures. 2) Beautiful Darkness. 3) Beautiful Chaos. 4) Beatiful Redemption.|
And a little after it made it into my TBR pile, I heard they adapting it into a movie. And I was like: What? [Insert dumbfounded face here]
You have to understand. Up until that point, all the major fandoms based on books came into my life already established. Harry Potter wasn't even heard of in my country before the movies. I jumped late (and I mean, late) into the Twilight ship. The Hunger Games and The Mortal Instruments bleeped on my radar well into their second and third books, respectively. And they were both already huge.
My point is... I was there when it happened. Not in Gatlin, of course, because that would be weird, but when the books became huge, I was already well acquainted with them. I was one of those smug, annoying girls who said: "You are in love with what series, now? Well, I read that one a gazillion years ago." And it felt wonderful!
I could say that... erm, all of the aforementioned franchises (except The Mortal Instruments because the last book won't come out UNTIL 2014) left a lot to be desired in the aftermath. I think I'm most pissed with the Hunger Games, in that department. Don't get me started with that whole Gale fiasco.
So, major kudos to this lovely ladies for delivering a final installment that turned out to be... well, PERFECT. Seven across, as in the end of The Caster Chronicles. It left some questions unanswered, but I'm not mad about using my imagination to answer them. All in all, Beautiful Redemption lived up to its name. And it was incredible. Plus, we get to find out what the heck happened with Link in the basement when he was nine years old. Finally. And about Link...
Am waitin' to read more about Wesley Lincoln and Ridley Duchannes, now, ya hear Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl? (That's me, channeling Amma, in case you were wondering.)
And here are some awesome pictures about the movie, in case you don't believe me about the grandiousness of this series. Not a word, I know (and my autocorrect knows) but sooo fitting..
If you haven't read the books yet, what the heck are you waiting for? You know, the movie comes out in February, 2013. There's only so much time before you become one of those people who only know good books (and use that term loosely about some of the other franchises) because they were made into movies, right? You don't want to be one of those people. You wanna be on my team. Go Team Caster Chronicles!