Beautiful Creatures Books in Order: The Complete Guide to the Hit Series

Discover all the books in the Beautiful Creatures series in this complete guide to the popular young adult fantasy romance series.

Below you will find all the Beautiful Creatures books in order (including novellas, spin-off series, and extra books!) plus frequently asked questions about the series.

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Beautiful Creatures Books in Order:

Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories

Beautiful Creatures Graphic Novel

Beautiful Creatures Spin-Off Series: Dangerous Creatures

Beautiful Creatures Books in Order With Publisher Descriptions:

Beautiful Creatures is book one in the Beautiful Creatures series. Check out all the Beautiful Creatures books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

Beautiful Creatures
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures Book 1

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.

Beautiful Darkness is book two in the Beautiful Creatures series. Check out all the Beautiful Creatures books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

Beautiful Darkness
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures Book 2

There were no surprises in Gatlin County. At least, that’s what I thought. Turns out, I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin as a place where nothing ever changed. Then mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes revealed a secret world of curses and Supernaturals with terrifying abilities.

Lena showed him a Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen. Sometimes life-ending.

And now that Ethan’s eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there’s no going back.

Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town’s tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems. 

Dream Dark is book 2.5 in the Beautiful Creatures series. Check out all the Beautiful Creatures books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

Dream Dark
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures Book 2.5

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.

Beautiful Chaos is book three in the Beautiful Creatures series. Check out all the Beautiful Creatures books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

Beautiful Chaos
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures Book 3

Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town.

But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home from the Great Barrier, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena’s Claiming.

Even Lena’s family of powerful Supernaturals is affected — and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What — or who — will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?

For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He’s being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it’s not Lena — and the mysterious figure is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life.

Worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself — forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn’t know why, and he’s afraid to ask.

Sometimes there’s no going back. And this time there won’t be a happy ending.

Beautiful Redemption is book four in the Beautiful Creatures series. Check out all the Beautiful Creatures books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

Beautiful Redemption
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures Book 4

Is death the end . . . or only the beginning?

Ethan Wate has spent most of his life longing to escape the stiflingly small Southern town of Gatlin.

He never thought he would meet the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes, who unveiled a secretive, powerful, and cursed side of Gatlin, hidden in plain sight.

And he never could have expected that he would be forced to leave behind everyone and everything he cares about.

So when Ethan awakes after the chilling events of the Eighteenth Moon, he has only one goal: to find a way to return to Lena and the ones he loves.

Back in Gatlin, Lena is making her own bargains for Ethan’s return, vowing to do whatever it takes — even if that means trusting old enemies or risking the lives of the family and friends Ethan left to protect.

Check out the Beautiful Creatures box set and all the Beautiful Creatures books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

Beautiful Creatures Complete Collection
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

There were no surprises in Gatlin County. At least, that’s what I thought. Turns out, I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed.

Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world where a curse has marked Lena’s family of powerful Supernaturals for generations.

Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories

The Mortal Heart is book one in the Beautiful Creatures Untold Stories series. Check out all the Beautiful Creatures books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

The Mortal Heart
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories Book 1

Before she met and married Mitchell Wate, the beautiful and brilliant Lila Jane Evers was an honors student at Duke University.

Studying late into the night in the rare books library, she is captivated by a single line of text on an old piece of parchment: “In the Light there is Dark, and in the Dark there is Light.”

What can it mean?

Then one night, Lila Jane meets a mysterious young man who may have the answer. His name is Macon Ravenwood, and for every secret he reveals, he is hiding another.

With Macon’s help, Lila Jane uncovers the wonders of the Caster world–the Light and the Dark. But a romance between the Incubus who is fighting his own dark side and this fiercely independent Mortal is doomed from the start.

The closer Lila Jane and Macon become, the more her life is in danger.

Discover the unforgettable and untold story of how Lila and Macon fell in love in this all-new Beautiful Creatures novella from #1 New York Times bestselling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

The Seer's Spread is book two in the Beautiful Creatures Untold Stories series. Check out all the Beautiful Creatures books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

The Seer’s Spread
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories Book 2

Ethan Wate is still grieving the loss of his beloved Amma when he receives an unexpected gift–the old, yellow Whitman’s Sampler box that held Amma’s most closely guarded secrets.

“One day I might let you have a look under that lid, Ethan Wate,” Amma used to say. “But today isn’t the day.”

Now it’s time for one of her greatest secrets to be revealed. In a long-lost letter, Amma tells Ethan the story of growing up as a young Seer with a remarkable gift for reading cards.

But with a power that far-reaching comes responsibility, and Amma has been honoring her mission since before Ethan was born–to protect the Wate family at any cost.

So when Lila Jane Evers enters Mitchell Wate’s life, bringing the whole Caster world with her, Amma turns to her cards.

This time, it’s the reading that will define the rest of her life–and Ethan’s.

Before the Claiming is book three in the Beautiful Creatures Untold Stories series. Check out all the Beautiful Creatures books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

Before the Claiming
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories Book 3

While looking through her grandmother Emmaline’s keepsakes, Lena Duchannes comes across a little blue book with a big history–a book that changed Macon Ravenwood’s life and saved Lena’s.

When Lena was a baby, Seer and gifted card reader Amma Treaudeau saw a terrifying future in the cards that sent her to Emmaline’s door.

When a powerful Dark Caster sets fire to Lena’s house with baby Lena and her father trapped inside, Amma, Emmaline, and Macon vow to protect the child. Lena’s grandmother and her Uncle Macon whisk Lena away, protecting her and moving her to a new place at the first sign of trouble.

But a Caster can only hide for so long, and Macon must rely on the teachings in an ancient book to control his Dark nature.

Ultimately, it will be his job to protect Lena–and keep her from surrendering to a Dark fate.

A Gatlin Wedding is book four in the Beautiful Creatures Untold Stories series. Check out all the Beautiful Creatures books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

A Gatlin Wedding
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories Book 4

Does it always come down to Destiny? The Wheel of Fate? Who’s behind that Wheel? What kind of idiot is doing the driving around here?

The day has finally arrived: Mitchell Wate and Lillian English are getting married.

Everyone has come together–Ethan and Lena, John and Liv, even Link is back in town–and there’s enough pie to make Amma proud.

But despite the joyous occasion, Ethan can’t help but worry that something feels…off.

When Siren-turned-Hybrid Caster Ridley blows into town unannounced, Ethan’s suspicions are confirmed.

And it’s worse than he imagined: Silas Ravenwood is coming for them, and no one in Gatlin is safe.

Has the Wheel of Fate finally caught up to them, or can the Casters and Mortals come together to stop it in its tracks?

Beautiful Creatures Graphic Novel

Beautiful Creatures: The Manga is the graphic novel for Beautiful Creatures. Discover all the Beautiful Creatures books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

Beautiful Creatures: The Manga
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Art by Cassandra Jean

Winner of the 2013 Goodreads Choice Award for Graphic Novels & Comics!

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.

Beautiful Creatures Spin-Off Series: Dangerous Creatures

Dangerous Dream is book 0.5 in the Dangerous Creatures series. Check out all the Beautiful Creatures books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

Dangerous Dream
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Dangerous Creatures Book 0.5

Catch up with Ethan, Lena, and Link as they finally graduate from high school and get ready to leave the small Southern town of Gatlin.

But when Dark Caster Ridley makes an appearance, the sometime bad girl can’t resist picking a fight with her sometime boyfriend, Link.

Angry and rebellious as ever, Ridley ends up alone in New York City and becomes entangled in the dangerous underground Caster club scene, where the stakes are high and losers pay the ultimate price.

Where’s a Linkubus when you need him?

Dangerous Creatures is book one in the Dangerous Creatures series. Check out all the Beautiful Creatures books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

Dangerous Creatures
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Dangerous Creatures Book 1

Ridley Duchannes is nobody’s heroine. She’s a Dark Caster, a Siren. She can make you do things. Anything. You can’t trust her, or yourself when she’s around.

And she’ll be the first to tell you to stay away–especially if you’re going to do something as stupid as fall in love with her.

Lucky for Ridley, her wannabe rocker boyfriend, Wesley “Link” Lincoln, never listens to anyone.

Link doesn’t care if Rid’s no good for him, and he takes her along when he leaves small-town Gatlin to follow his rock-star dream.

He teams up with a ragtag group of Dark Casters, and when the band scores a gig at a hot Underground club, it looks like all of Link’s dreams are about to come true.

But New York City is a dangerous place for both Casters and Mortals, and soon Ridley realizes that Link’s bandmates are keeping secrets.

With bad-boy club owner Lennox Gates on her heels, Rid is determined to find out the truth.

What she discovers is worse than she could have imagined: Link has a price on his head that no Caster or Mortal can ever pay. With their lives on the line, what’s a Siren to do?

Dangerous Deception is book two in the Dangerous Creatures series. Check out all the Beautiful Creatures books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

Dangerous Deception
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Dangerous Creatures Book 2

After a disastrous car crash outside New York City, Ridley Duchannes–Dark Caster, Siren, and bona fide bad girl-has gone missing.

Her wannabe rocker and quarter Incubus boyfriend, Wesley “Link” Lincoln, was driving, and when he comes to, Ridley is nowhere to be found.

The only clue is the giant raven emblazoned on the hood of the truck that hit them, which can mean only one thing: Silas Ravenwood is back. And he has Ridley.

Determined to find her, Link reunites with old friends John Breed and Liv Durand, his New York bandmates, and the mysterious Lennox Gates–who has his own reasons for tracking down Ridley.

Together they travel through the Caster Tunnels and the Deep South to New Orleans, where they uncover the truth about the infamous Ravenwood labs and exactly what Silas has been doing within those walls.

By the time Link and his friends reach Ridley, she is no longer the Siren they know and love. She’s something new. This time, love might not be enough to save them.

Beautiful Creatures the movie edition cover is part of the Beautiful Creatures series. Check out the complete guide to the Beautiful Creatures series on She Reads Romance Books.

Beautiful Creatures
(Movie Cover)

by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Beautiful Creatures Series

What is the Beautiful Creatures Book Order?

The Beautiful Creatures series includes four main books and one novella, Dream Dark. It is recommended to read the Beautiful Creatures books in order beginning with Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, Dream Dark, Beautiful Chaos, and Beautiful Redemption.

After the Beautiful Creatures series was complete, the authors wrote a Beautiful Creatures spin-off series called Dangerous Creatures.

They then followed up with four new Beautiful Creatures novellas in Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories including: The Mortal Heart, The Seer’s Spread, Before the Claiming, and The Gatlin Wedding.

What is the Beautiful Creatures Age Rating?

Beautiful Creatures has an age rating of 12 year and up.

Was Beautiful Creatures Made Into a Movie?

Yes! Beautiful Creatures was adapted into a feature movie in 2013. You can watch it on Amazon Prime.

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