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The Seer's Spread
By Kami Garcia
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We came up with the idea for Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories because the two of us wanted a chance to tell our readers all the stories that never made it into the Beautiful Creatures novels. We've been writing about the Mortals and Casters in Gatlin for eight years now, and we know every backstory, side story, and secret they don't want you to know. But we're going to tell you some of them anyway—because what would Gatlin be like without a few surprises?
These stories are also our opportunity to answer the questions readers ask us most often, like: How did Lila fall in love with Macon? Why did Amma show up at Wate's Landing to take care of Ethan? What is life like in Gatlin now? Best of all, we're writing them for our own pleasure as much as for yours.
The truth is, Ethan and Lena, John and Liv, Macon and Lila, Amma and Marian, Link and Ridley—not to mention the entire Wate, Ravenwood, and Duchannes families—they're our families, too. Gatlin is our hometown as much as it's home to our characters and our readers. When we're not there, we miss it, as we imagine (if you're reading this) you do, too.
So read on. You can start with any story in this series without reading the others. However, for our most committed readers (and honorary Casters), if you read all of them, you'll learn more than a few things you didn't know about your favorite Mortals and Casters.
We look forward to sharing the next story with you and talking about all of them with you online. See you soon in the Gatlin County Library!
Kami & Margie
I. Box of Secrets
Ethan stared at the yellow box with the words Whitman's Sampler looping across the lid. He knew there wasn't a single vanilla caramel or molasses chew inside. "One day I might let you have a look under that lid, Ethan Wate," Amma had said after she caught him poking around the candy box when he was seven. "But today isn't the day."
The contents of the Whitman's Sampler box remained one of the many mysteries about the woman who helped raise Ethan—like Amma's actual age (his dad estimated between seventy and eighty when she died, but no one had ever been brave enough to ask while she was alive); the secret ingredient in her fried-chicken batter (Link thought he'd narrowed it down to red pepper, bacon drippings, or Old Red's Seasoning Salt, none of which seemed exactly right); and the reason Amma had knocked on the door of Wate's Landing and moved in the day Ethan's parents brought him home from the hospital (his mom maintained it was because Amma didn't think Lila knew anything about babies, but Amma claimed it was because she couldn't stand the thought of Ethan being raised on frozen biscuits and store-bought pie).
And now that she was gone for good, no one would ever know.
Ethan ran his hand over the faded cardboard and turned to his girlfriend, who was sitting cross-legged on the bedroom floor next to him, scratching words into one of her notebooks as she twirled her black curls. "Why would Amma leave me her box? Why not my dad?"
Ethan hadn't realized he'd said the words out loud and was almost relieved when Lena seemed to be only half listening.
- On Sale
- Jul 14, 2015
- Page Count
- 32 pages
- Little, Brown Books for Young Readers