“In the Gothic tradition of Anne Rice…Give this to fans of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight or HBO’s True Blood series.” School Library Journal

A hauntingly delicious dark fantasy.” – Cassandra Clare, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Mortal Instruments series

Smart, textured and romantic.Kirkus Reviews

“Like a thick, hot Carolina summer, this story seeps into you until it’s all you can think about.” – Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth

A lush Southern gothic.” – Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author of The Darkest Part of the Forest

A potent mix of the gothic, the mythic, and the magical…With original characters, complex world building, and crackling prose, this is masterful storytelling.” – Deborah Harkness, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches on the Beautiful Creatures novels

Gorgeously crafted, atmospheric, and original.” – Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Lovely

“This book has it all: a creepy setting, a deadly curse, spells, witchcraft and voodoo, plus characters that simply will not let the reader put the book down…Who could ask for more?” VOYA

[Readers] will be swept up by the haunting and detailed atmosphere, the conventions and strictures of Southern life, and a compelling and dimensional mythology.” Publishers Weekly


  • Instant New York Times Bestseller & #1 New York Times Bestselling Series (The Beautiful Creatures Novels)
  • International Bestseller
  • Published in 50 Countries and 49 Languages
  • Released as a Major Motion Picture from Warner Brothers in 2013
  • USA Today Bestseller
  • Amazon’s #1 Teen Book of the Year and #5 on the Editor’s Top 100 Books of the Year in 2009
  • Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • LA Times Bestseller
  • Indie Next List Selection
  • William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist
  • NYPL “Book for the Teen Age”
  • ALA 2015 “Popular Paperbacks Pick”
  • Indigo “Top Teen Picks 2014”