Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It showcases our most anticipated books. This week, my pick is Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
**WARNING: Beautiful Chaos is the third book in the Caster Chronicles series, so if you have not read Beautiful Creatures AND Beauiful Darkness, I highly recommend not reading the rest of this post.**
Summary: "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, 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 isn't by Lena - and whatever is haunting him is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Even worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself - forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn't know why, and most days he's too afraid to ask.
Sometimes there isn't just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there's no going back. And this time there won't be a happy ending."
Why I Can't Wait:First off, I have to tell you that I absolutely love this series. The world building, the details, the characters, the drama...I love it all. Plus, with a main character named Lena, you know it has to be good. I could gush about how much I love Ethan and Link and Macon and bacon, but we'll save that for a later date.
Next, I gotta say that the summary for Beautiful Chaos TERRIFIES me. There's not going to be a happy ending this time? The other endings were considered happy? Ack. Nervous? Yes. Scared? Uh huh. Excited? OMGosh, YOU KNOW IT!
Expected publication: October 18th 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers