(Little Brown Books for Young Readers)
Novella in the Beautiful Creatures series!
by Kami Garcia & Margarethe Stohl
When Link joined his best friend, Ethan Wate, on a quest through a mysterious network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, he knew the journey would be dangerous. But returning home to Gatlin, South Carolina was just the beginning…
Wounded during a climactic battle, Link discovers that tending his injuries won’t be as simple as visiting a doctor and that healing his arm should be the least of his worries. For being bitten by a Supernatural does more than break the skin — it changes a person, inside and out, turning Link into someone more and more like the dark creature who injured him.
In this never-before-seen short story by New York Times bestselling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, readers witness Link’s heart-racing transformation. Dream Dark is set before the much-anticipated third Beautiful Creatures novel, Beautiful Chaos, and as a special bonus includes an exclusive sneak peek at the first five chapters.
I grew up outside of Washington DC, but it always felt like I had one foot in the South. By the time I was thirteen, my family moved in with my grandmother and great-grandmother, and we had four generations of women living under the same roof – two born and bred in North Carolina. I grew up drinking sweet tea, eating vegetables cooked with a little bacon grease, and biscuits made from scratch. I mean, didn’t everyone’s great-grandma know how to skin a chicken, tat lace, and make dresses without a pattern?
I wasn’t exactly like either of them. I wore a lot of black, a lot of rings, and spent hours writing in my journals. By the time I graduated high school, I had probably filled a hundred of them and gotten my friends more than a few dates with my poems. That was the beginning of writing for me.
Writing has gotten me in and out of trouble since I was 15 (back then, mostly just in trouble.) For 10 years, I designed &/or wrote for lots of video games, one of which was nominated for “Most Innovative Game Design,” but I lost to a rapping onion. If you know games you get why my two bad beagles are named Zelda and Kirby.
And so we wrote BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, and then BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS. BEAUTIFUL CHAOS will be out in October 2011 and the fourth and last (awww!) in October 2012. Nothing gold can stay, Ponyboy.
Happy Bookobirthday to Kami, Magi and Dream Dark!!!
If you follow this blog for some time already
you know how much we love Kami, Margi and the
whole Beautiful Darkness series!
And one Bookworm *points at pushy*
especially loves them.. like super über much!
So this BBSO is for you my friend!!
But, I also looooved to read this novella!
I love Link and can’t wait to read his story, also
it sweetens the time to wait for Beautiful Chaos… which
seems awfully long to wait …
(Oh and for only $1.99 one cannot do something wrong… *runs off to download* )