Beautiful creatures : the manga

by Garcia, Kami.

Format: Print Book 2013.
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Graphic Novels TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Garcia
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Young Adult Fiction YA GAR
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Whitehall Public Library Teen Graphic Novels YAGR Garcia
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Collection  Teen Graphic Novels
 
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Young Adult FIC STO GN YA
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Summary
Winner of the 2013 Goodreads Choice Award for Graphic Novels & Comics!
There were no surprises in GatlinCounty.
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.
At least, that's what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ethan's only excitement in the small town of Gatlin, South Carolina, comes from the dreams he keeps having about a mysterious girl. But when that girl, Lena, shows up in school, Ethan learns that there are people with dangerous powers living in his town and that he may have a part to play in Lena's tortured destiny. This adaptation of Garcia and Stohl's novel is to the point, but it lacks much of the lush descriptiveness of the original. Unfortunately, there aren't enough pages in the graphic novel to allow for vibrant images to take the place of those prose passages, so readers who only pick up the comic will miss out on some elements. Jean's illustrations do their admirable best, however. Readers will be pleased that Ethan, Lena, and their friends look like actual teenagers, with Lena's gravity-defying hair signifying her otherworldly nature. The mental communication between Ethan and Lena shines through strongly and helps solidify their relationship despite the sometimes choppy abridgment of the story. Overall, a worthy purchase where the novel series is popular.--Wildsmith, Snow Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Garcia and Stohl's debut is a tale of star-crossed teenage lovers entwined with history, magic, and family. Narrator Ethan, a high school senior being raised by his distant father and their tarot-reading housekeeper, longs to escape the history and sameness that afflicts his hometown of Gatlin, S.C. He gets his wish when he meets beautiful Lena, who arrives in town to live with her reclusive Uncle Macon (making her an outcast as well). Ethan and Lena connect quickly and intensely: he sees her in his dreams, they can converse telepathically, and the discovery of a buried locket gives them Civil War-era visions. Ethan realizes that there is a magical dimension to stultifying Gatlin-and that he, Lena, her family, and even his mother's death are all wrapped up in it. As Lena's 16th birthday approaches, bringing life-changing consequences, more questions are raised than answered, and the protracted climax is a long time coming. But readers who like angst-filled teenage romance will be swept up by the haunting and detailed atmosphere, the conventions and strictures of Southern life, and a compelling and dimensional mythology. Ages 12-up. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Beautiful Creatures series
#1 - Beautiful creatures
#2 - Beautiful darkness
#3 - Beautiful chaos
#4 - Beautiful redemption
Subjects Garcia, Kami -- Adaptations.
Psychic ability -- Comic books, strips, etc.
High schools -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Dreams -- Comic books, strips, etc.
South Carolina -- Comic books, strips, etc.
South Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :Yen Press,2013.
Edition 1st Yen Press ed.
Other Titles Beautiful creatures.
Contributors Garcia, Kami.
Stohl, Margaret.
Garcia, Kami. Beautiful creatures.
Language English
Notes Title from colophon.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780316182713 (hardcover)
0316182710 (hardcover)
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