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We've been positively entranced by "Beautiful Creatures," the first book of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's "Caster Chronicles" series, and for good reason: This dark, southern tale of teen witchcraft stands a real chance at becoming the next big hit for magical movies, post-"Potter."
Today, the title for the fourth (and final) book has been announced as ... drum roll please ... "Beautiful Redemption!"
This last book will round out the series — which also includes "Beautiful Darkness" and "Beautiful Chaos" — and is due on shelves Oct. 23, 2012. Just a few moons away!
The first installment, "Beautiful Creatures," is currently being developed for the big screen by Warner Bros (which has considerable experience dealing with spellbinding movie series, thanks to "Harry Potter"), with director Richard LaGravenese both writing and directing the adaptation.
In recent weeks, we've witnessed a few strong casting spells being made for the project.
Lured in so far are the incomparable Viola Davis (currently an Oscar-nominee for her work in "The Help") for the role of Amma, double Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson who'll portray both the menacing she-witch Sarafine and religious nut Mrs. Lincoln, and two newcomers - Alice Englert and Jack O'Connell for the leading roles, Lena Duchannes and Ethan Wate.
We can't wait to see what Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl have conjured up for the conclusion.