After Twilight: 10 More Novels Turned Movies To Look Forward To

By Kelly West and Katey Rich 2012-11-14 14:01:09discussion comments
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Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Set in the fictional town of Gatlin, South Carolina, Beautiful Creatures is the first book in Garcia and Stohl's Caster Chronicles series and follows Ethan and Lena, two teenagers who soon learn that their family histories are intertwined and connected with their town. The fantasy element is brought in, in part, with Lena, a young "Caster" who has supernatural powers and is waiting for her sixteenth birthday when she'll be claimed either by Light or Dark.

The story is told from the point of view of Ethan, which allows us to be introduced to this strange and sometimes dark world through his eyes as he gets to know Lena and comes to understand the connection they share. In that way, we’re eased into the supernatural/fantasy side of the story as we come to understand what Casters are what Lena’s calling means for her and Ethan.

THE MOVIE VERSION: It went into production earlier this year, with Alden Ehrenreich playing Ethan and Alice Englert playing Lena. They’re backed up by some more familiar names in the cast, including Emma Thompson, Viola Davis and Jeremy Irons. Richard LaGravanese is directing, and it’s set for release February 15, 2013. You can learn even more about it here.
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