Beautiful Creatures is your classic story of star-crossed lovers who weren't meant to be. Think Romeo and Juliet, Edward and Bella, The Bachelor and his new ladyfriend… wait, scratch that last one. On the surface, Ethan and Lena seem to be made for each other—they're dreaming about each other before they even meet, for crying out loud. Plus, they find each other attractive, intelligent, and funny to boot. Unfortunately, because of the Powers That Be (not just over-protective parents in this case), they're forbidden from being together—a relationship between Mortals and Casters just doesn't fly.
Isn't that always the case with star-crossed lovers? That pesky fate stuff is always keeping them apart, whether it's with prophecies, parents, or a combination of the two. But here's something else that never changes: two people in love won't ever let fate control their hearts.