Location tentatively at The Corner Bakery if we decide that it's a good meeting place in September.
BEAUTIFUL cREATURES by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
(This book is a long one at 563 pages)
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.
The Corner Bakery Cafe
35 Crescent Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA
Lucky Parking lot behind the Corner Bakery (90 min limit)
See map below (Mobile? click HERE to see image)