The Mortal Heart
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The Mortal Heart


Everyone in Gatlin has a story...

Before she met and married Mitchell Wate, the beautiful and brilliant Lila Jane Evers was an honors student at Duke University. Studying late into the night in the rare books library, she is captivated by a single line of text on an old piece of parchment: "In the Light there is Dark, and in the Dark there is Light."

What can it mean?

Then one night, Lila Jane meets a mysterious young man who may have the answer. His name is Macon Ravenwood, and for every secret he reveals, he is hiding another. With Macon's help, Lila Jane uncovers the wonders of the Caster world--the Light and the Dark. But a romance between the Incubus who is fighting his own dark side and this fiercely independent Mortal is doomed from the start. The closer Lila Jane and Macon become, the more her life is in danger.

Discover the unforgettable and untold story of how Lila and Macon fell in love in this all-new Beautiful Creatures novella from #1 New York Times bestselling authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
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    The Mortal Heart Reviews

  • Steven
    Mar 10, 2015

    I had forgotten how much I enjoyed these books. They weren't groundbreaking or amazing, but they were so much fun!...

  • Neil (or bleed)
    Mar 15, 2015

    3.5Quite rushed and I want more!...

  • Nancy The book junkie
    Feb 18, 2015

    I won't lie, i was really glad to go back to Gatlin! I liked the idea of those novella about the background stories of some characters in the main series. I enjoyed learning about Lila and Macon but i...

  • Susan Crowe
    Mar 10, 2015

    I'm not sure if this actually added anything to the story or not....

  • Crysta DenOuden
    Feb 22, 2015

    I've been wanting to read about Lila since we got to learn about her :) i actually no longer enjoy beautiful creatures but I might actually get this ...

  • ?Julalicious Book Paradise?
    Apr 21, 2015

    rating: 3.5/5review to come....

  • Amanda
    Mar 11, 2015

    Oh how I missed Macon Ravenwood. ...

  • Liz
    Mar 10, 2015

    Short ReviewWhen it comes to The Caster Chronicles I have a love/hate relationship with the series. I'm not a fan of Ethan/Lena, but I'm a huge fan of Macon/Lila. This is their story, and it was awful...

  • Chris
    Sep 19, 2015

    I found the entire Beautiful Creatures series thanks to the movie. And this adventure that the authors have now taken their readers on with the back stories of certain characters is brilliant! I love ...

  • Angie
    Jun 18, 2015

    I liked this novella okay but I was expecting more from Lila Jane and Macon's love story. I felt more passion between Jane and Marion. But it was interesting learning about Macon's transformation to a...

About Kami Garcia

Kami Garcia

Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times & USA Today bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures novels & the Dangerous Creatures novels, and the author of the instant New York Times bestseller & Bram Stoker Award nominated novels UNBREAKABLE & UNMARKED in the Legion Series. Her contemporary romance THE LOVELY RECKLESS releases on October 4th (Imprint/Macmillan).Kami grew up outsi