Beautiful Chaos by Kami García and Margaret Stohl is the third book in the Caster Chronicles. It continues the story of Ethan Wate and his Caster love Lena Duchannes after her Claiming disturbed the Order of Things. Here's the overview (from Barnes & Noble):
"Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena's Claiming. Even Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals is affected - and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What - or who - will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?"
There's no nice way of doing this, so I'll just say it: this book is boring. Incredibly boring. As in, I only finished reading it because I feel bad when I don't finish books I've purchased myself. It took me a long time to read, mainly because I really felt it was going nowhere.
I bought the first three books on Amazon a while ago (it came in a really beautiful package), and I really regret spending that much money on them. I thought I was getting a really good deal, but that was based on the fact that I was going to actually like the series. I really liked the second book, so it's disappointing that the third one went back to the same slow-paced dullness as the first one. There's a fourth book in the series, but, needless to say, I won't be buying it.
Have you read the series? What did you think about them?