Fans of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's bewitching "Caster Chronicles" will have to wait until October 18 for the third installment, "Beautiful Chaos," to hit bookstore shelves. But, thankfully, publisher Little, Brown Young Readers has conjured up a surprise to make the interim a bit more magical.
A short story prequel to "Beautiful Chaos," called "Dream Dark: A Beautiful Creatures Story," will be available as an e-book exclusive download on August 2! And it will cost you only $1.99.
The tale focuses on Ethan's best friend, wannabe rock star Link, who at the end of "Beautiful Darkness" began his own supernatural transformation.
"We are so happy to continue to support our loyal online readership with this original e-book," Kami and Margaret said in a statement. "So many of our readers have asked us to write more about other characters in the 'Beautiful Creatures' novels, Link in particular. This story is for them."
Here's where it gets even juicier, YA aficionados. In addition to the brand-new short story, the e-book download will also include an exclusive sneak peek at the first five chapters of "Beautiful Chaos." I know! Talk about burying the lead!
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