Book description from goodreads:
There were no surprises in Gatlin County.
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.
At least, that's what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.
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.
It's a pretty thick book, with over 500+++ pages in the hardcover version. I think I'll be getting the paperback version so it'll be less than that. Phew. The thickest book I last read was The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray and that took me over a month to finish even though I savoured every page I read as I enjoyed reading the Gemma Doyle trilogy.
So now I had just better tackle my present TBR and of course, wait impatiently for Beautiful Creatures to arrive in my mailbox!