In the Caster world, chaos is beautiful. And GOLD.
While I’m a fan of shiny, sparkly YA covers, I’ve always loved the Caster Chronicles art – it’s deceptively simple, but the more you look the more you see – a gnarled tree, crumbling steps and in this case, an intricate gateway to…who knows? The swirly drippy font doesn’t hurt either. Beautiful.
MTV.com quotes co-author Kami Garcia on the “tone” of the third book:
“When you read the book, I think [the title] will be really obvious,” she said. “Without a spoiler, for those who read ‘Beautiful Darkness,’ they know that there were a lot of actions at the end of the book, a lot of decisions that were made that yield serious consequences and some of those consequences are the essence of chaos to us.”
In Beautiful Creatures, readers found that the title was taken from the philosophical musings of Macon Ravenwood:
“Mortals. I envy you. You think you can change things. Stop the universe. Undo what was done long before you came along. You are such beautiful creatures.” – Macon Ravenwood
In Beautiful Darkness, we found that even darkness can be beautiful – whether it’s inside a person, the nature of a new world or the state of lack of color itself.
In Beautiful Chaos, I’m predicting Garcia and Stohl will reveal the true nature of Gatlin and the Caster world.
In the first two books, Garcia and Stohl have slowly picked away at the stolid, calm facade of Gatlin, but I’m thinking things are about to change: in the final installment of the Caster Chronicles, I think readers will see what’s actually hidden (literally and figuratively) underneath the seemingly sleepy town.