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Dangerous Creatures and Why You Should Probably Read It.

We usually refuse to promote any book that we haven't actually read - the fact that we are even asked to do so usually baffles me - today we make an exception for Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's Dangerous Creatures.

A new series returns to the world of Beautiful Creatures. Some loves are cursed...others are dangerous.

Ridley Duchannes will be the first to tell you that she's a bad girl. She's Dark. She's a Siren. You can never trust her, or even yourself when she's around. Lucky for her, Wesley "Link" Lincoln can never seem to remember that; quarter Incubus or not, his heart is Mortal when it comes to Ridley. When Link heads to New York City to start a music career, Ridley goes along for the ride-and she has her own reasons. As if leaving small-town Gatlin for the big city, trying to form a band, and surviving life with a partially reformed Siren isn't hard enough already, Link soon learns he has a price on his head that no Caster or Mortal can ever pay.

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthors of Beautiful Creatures, are back and casting another magical spell. Their signature mixture of mystery, suspense, and romance, along with a dash of fun and danger, will pull fans in and leave them begging for more. 

(Courtesy of Goodreads)

A spin off from the author's hugely successful Caster Chronicles, Dangerous Creatures follows Link and Ridley, taking these secondary yet hugely important characters out of the original series and sending them off on in their own story.  Both are intriguing, with boy next door Link being no longer your usual boy next door and Ridley, siren, sister and sometimes little girl lost. A winning combination, right?. The world that Garcia and Stohl created in Beautiful Creatures is amazingly vivid, beautifully written and hauntingly atmospheric and while Dangerous Creatures moves the action from the inimitable Gatlin to New York, readers can surely expect more of the same sharp and compelling storytelling in a universe that is immersively easy to inhabit.

If you haven't read The Caster Chronicles and want to know more, you can find our reviews by clicking the covers above - the last book in the series is missing a MOI review, something that we will be remedying before returning to talk about Dangerous Creatures. For lovers of urban fantasy and rather brilliant storytelling these books are a must - both fun and frightening, heart-rending and hilarious they are absolutely worth disappearing into as, we suspect, is Dangerous Creatures which published on May 20th and pre-ordable now!

This post originally went up with the wrong publication date, due to Splendibird being an idiot. Don't let that put you off - go and pre-order a copy anyway.

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