Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Dream Dark and Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Dream Dark (Caster Chronicles #2.5) Beautiful Chaos (Caster Chronicles #3)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books Publisher: Little, Brown Books
ebook ISBN: 978-0316123525
Date: August 2, 2011 Date: October 18, 2011
When Link followed Ethan to help him rescue Lena, he never dreamed what could happen to him. In a fight with John Breed, the Incubus, Link was bitten. He then became some sort of hybrid Incubus. Or as he likes to call himself "The Linkubus".
While Link is now grossed out by his mom's cooking, having to endure testing for steroids and getting a lecture on the birds & bees...it does have an upside...Link is finally a chick magnet! With the help an an ex-Incubus, Link is learning how to handle it all and maybe even figure out how to keep Ridley. I mean, we all know Ridley loves him no matter what - she's just a spoiled brat.
This is an awesome little story to bridge the gap and tide us all over!
Lena claimed herself and Ethan's having nightmares again. The Caster's can't use their magic correctly, the heat is unbearable (even for the South!), and there's swarms of locusts.
The characters, as always, go out of their way to charm readers. Ethan Wate is a Southern boy through-and-through. It was interesting to see Ethan's thoughts on his friendship with Liv and how John Breed fits into all of it. He's definitely a match for Lena, who has matured nicely into a steady young woman. Ridley is her usual bad-tempered self, but you can see glimpses of the girl she could be. Link - funny, goofy Link!
I did not expect the ending. Seeing Amma break down was terrible, she's been such a stanchion of the stories. I think that made me cry more than anything else that happened. Yes, the Caster Chronicles always make me cry...I love them for that!
I can't wait for the next installment!