Kami Garcia is a teacher and reading specialist with an MA in education, and leads book groups for children and teenagers. Margaret Stohl has an MA in English and studied creative writing under poet George MacBeth at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. They both live in Los Angeles, California, with their families. Beautiful Darkness is the sequel to their debut novel, Beautiful Creatures.
* "The authors ground their Caster world in the concrete, skillfully juxtaposing the arcane, magical world with Gatlin's normal southern lifestyle... Fans will devour this latest book and plead for more." -- VOYA, starred review "The southern gothic atmosphere, several new characters, and the surprising fate of one old favorite will keep readers going until the next book, which promises new surprises as "18 moons" approaches." -- Booklist "This engrossing must-have sequel...will leave readers clamoring for the next installment." -- School Library Journal "Readers eager to revisit Ethan and Lena's romantic tension and learn more about the Caster world and the Ravenwood family legacy will find satisfaction here." -- Kirkus Praise for Beautiful Creatures:An Instant New York Times BestsellerA Borders Original Voices SelectionAn Indie Next List SelectionA William Morris YA Debut Award FinalistA NYPL "Book for the Teen Age" "Gorgeously crafted, atmospheric, and original." - Melissa Marr, NYT bestselling author of Wicked Lovely"A lush Southern gothic." - Holly Black, NYT bestselling author of Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale"A hauntingly delicious dark fantasy." - Cassandra Clare, NYT bestselling author of City of Bones"Like a thick, hot Carolina summer, this story seeps into you until it's all you can think about." - Carrie Ryan, NYT bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth"This book has it all: a creepy setting, a deadly curse, reincarnation, spells, witchcraft and voodoo, plus characters that simply will not let the reader put the book down until finished...Who could ask for more? A sequel? Please!" - VOYA"In the Gothic tradition of Anne Rice...Give this to fans of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight or HBO's "True Blood" series." - School Library Journal "[Readers] will be swept up by the haunting and detailed atmosphere, the conventions and strictures of Southern life, and a compelling and dimensional mythology." - Publishers Weekly"Smart, textured and romantic." - Kirkus Reviews