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Amazon has chosen their number one young adult book for 2009

Beautiful Creatures, The Caster Chronicles Book 1, by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is Amazon's number one choice. The book has also been rated as the number one Teen Pick and number five for Editor's Pick.

Beautiful Creatures
Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Some loves are meant to be and others are a curse. In a town with no surprises…one secret could change everything.

There were no surprises in Gatlin County 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.

"High school student, Etahn Wate is trying to escape the town of Gatlin. He is obsessed with trying to figure out the dreams he is having of a girl he does not even know. . Lena Duchannes moves into town. Into the town's "oldest and most infamous plantation." Ethan is drawn to her and knows there is a connection, but he doesn't know what that is.

What is this girl Lena all about? She has a power that she is trying to conceal.  Every secret is meant to be found out. Secrets are meant to be told in Gatlin County. Nothing will ever be the same, once some secrets are told.

Kami Garcia lives in Los Angeles as a teacher and reading specialist. She has an MA in education.
Margaret Stohl, co-author, also has an education background and lives in Los Angeles.
This is their first novel. Visit the books website or go to