Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.
Together Ethan and Lena can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.
My Rating: 4/5
I definitely liked this book a lot more than Beautiful Creatures. I thought that this book contained a lot more depth and included more of the back story which is why I prefered it.
Ethan annoyed me even less in this book which made up for the fact that I couldn't stand Lena at all. She was too sulky throught the entire novel.
There were enough twists along the way that prevented it from being too predictable, but for the most part I knew where the story was heading.
Considering how much this series seems to love cliff hangers, I am glad I have the next two books currently on loan from the library.