Beautiful Darkness is the second book in a series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. As we are pulled into Lena's possible self destruction, Beautiful Darkness truly lives up to it's name, because it is so much darker than Beautiful Creatures. Lena can't forgive herself for what happened on her sixteenth birthday, and she begins pulling herself away from Ethan and everyone else who loves her.
Lena sets off with her cousin Ridley and a newcomer to town, John Breed, and Ethan realizes that he has to find her and save her before the Seventeenth Moon, even if she doesn't want him to. With the unlikely assistance of others, Ethan, Link, Liv and Lucille Ball (a very interesting cat) take to the Caster tunnels to find Lena, knowing that they might never return. The discoveries that Ethan makes along the way will change the way he looks at himself and those around him forever.
After finishing Darkness, I am so looking forward to October 18, 2011, the date Beautiful Chaos is released. Again, I would totally recommend this series... great summer reading!