Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl is book two of the Caster Chronicles.
Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin as a home and a place that never changed. then he met Lena. Lena Duchannes revealed a secret world that had been hiding for years in plain sight. Gatlin is where the curse was put on the family of Lena Duchannes' family of powerful supernaturals. Gatlin is where impossible, magical, life altering events happen.
Sometimes these events can be life-ending.
Together Ethan and Lena feel they can face anything together, then suddenly Lena starts to distance herself from Ethan, putting their relationship to the test. Now Ethan knows what a dark place Gatlin can be there is no going back. Ethan sees visions only he can see. The visions pull him further into the history of Gatlin , leading him to discover underground tunnels that travel all around the South.
I really enjoyed this second instalment and am eagerly awaiting the third book. In this book we see relationships put the test, people acting out of character. There's plenty of intrigue and of ccourse there's the ever present repetitive , yet haunting song. Give the series a go it is a really good plot and the pace is kept going throughout the book. There is also the odd twist and turn and of course the odd surprise thrown in.
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Beautiful Chaos is the third book in the Caster Chronicles is due out 18/10/11.