It's hard enough feeling like your parents dictate everything you do. But what if a power you couldn't even see wasn't just deciding how you were going to spend your Friday night, but how you were going to live the rest of your life? That's what Lena's up against in Beautiful Creatures. Because of a decision made by Genevieve, her great-to-the-power-of-four grandmother, Lena's life is pretty much predetermined. And not even by a person, but by a dusty old book, The Book of Moons. Screaming "I hate you! You ruined my life!" to a book would just be silly. How can you vent all that frustration? Wouldn't you want to break a few windows too?