Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness are like To Kill a Mockingbird meets National Treasure peppered with just enough not sappy love to grab me and never let go. Shall I share? Oh, I think so.To me,
Ethan begins to sense something has changed in himself. He is drawn to the new and taboo Lena Duchannes. In this close knit community Lena Duchannes may as well be an alien as a beautiful girl awaiting her sixteenth birthday. Ethan and Lena discover they have an unexplained connection; they can hear each other's thoughts. As these two fall in love, Ethan learns that Lena is a Caster. This means she has powers, either light or dark, that will be revealed to her upon her sixteenth moon. The problem is that Lena learns that her mother is the most powerful dark Caster, since...forever. Lena fears that she too will become a dark Caster.
As Ethan and Lena struggle to learn about her fate they learn more about the seemingly sleepy town of Gatlin, Ethan's family, Lena's family, and everyone Ethan thought he understood.