I highly recommend this book, Beautiful Creatures. I wasn't sure when I started if I'd like it much, but I was pleasantly surprised. Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl have written a winner! It is the tale of Lena Duchannes - the new girl in town - that seems to have some special powers and is attached to Ethan through dreams. Lots of historical references to the Civil War time period - that was also a plus for this book. Great twists and turns - not at all what I expected - and it's not vampires and werewolves!! They are "casters" and this breed is giving the town of Gatlin a run for its money! History, romance, adventure, mystery - this book really has it all - I will highly recommend this one!