We're giving one winner two movie tickets to Beautiful Creatures—or the movie of your choice. The prize will be awarded as a $25 Fandango digital gift card. Before we issue the prize, we'll email the winner to ask if he or she is outside Fandango's service area, in which case the winner can tell us where to purchase the movie digital gift card.
But before we get to the movie tickets, first you have to suffer through my ramblings about why I haven't read Beautiful Creatures, the book on which this move is based. (Or you could just skip to the bottom, but then you'd miss all the fun.)
by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Movie Release: February 14, 2013
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.
I'm really looking forward to this movie! The trailers look dark and edgy, and that's what I want. Usually, when I'm excited about an upcoming movie that's a book adaptation, I run out and pick up the book. Not in this case.
I love young adult books, I'm learning to love contemporary romance, and I love paranormal books. Despite all this, I have a love-hate relationship (mostly annoyance) with young adult paranormal romance. Why? There's so much depth available there, between the potential romance and the paranormal creatures and young adults with emotions running high. So much complexity and feeling can potentially be inserted into a young adult paranormal romance book. But most that I've read have turned out to be disappointingly superficial.
I'm not going to point fingers at particular young adult paranormal romance books I didn't like. Instead, let's focus on the positive: I highly recommend Daughter of Smoke and Bone (by Laini Taylor), and I had a lot of fun with the Hex Hall series (by Rachel Hawkins).
What young adult paranormal romance books would you recommend? One of the entry options for the giveaway is leaving a comment, so give me a recommendation please!
The giveaway runs until February 13, and the movie opens on February 14. Remember: if you're outside Fandango's service area, we'll purchase the movie digital gift card from the movie website of your choice.