Wishlist Wednesday: The Beautiful

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh. I am so excited about this new series that is about vampires. 

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by  Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. It is a spin-off of the original meme, Waiting on Wednesday that was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine.

THIS WEEK’S BOOK:

Wishlist Wednesday: The BeautifulTitle: The Beautiful
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 8, 2019

Summary (from Goodreads):

New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with a sumptuous, sultry and romantic new series set in 19th century New Orleans where vampires hide in plain sight.

In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she's forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly becomes enamored with the vibrant city from the music to the food to the soirées and—especially—to the danger. She soon becomes embroiled in the city's glitzy underworld, known as Le Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group's leader, the enigmatic Sèbastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in the lair of Le Cour des Lions, Celine battles her attraction to him and suspicions about Sèbastien's guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret.

When more bodies are discovered, each crime more gruesome than the last, Celine and New Orleans become gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose—one Celine is sure has set her in his sights . . . and who may even be the young man who has stolen her heart. As the murders continue to go unsolved, Celine takes matters into her own hands and soon uncovers something even more shocking: an age-old feud from the darkest creatures of the underworld reveals a truth about Celine she always suspected simmered just beneath the surface.

At once a sultry romance and a thrilling murder mystery, master storyteller Renée Ahdieh embarks on her most potent fantasy series yet: The Beautiful.

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Thoughts

Anything that Renée Ahdieh writes is gold as far as I am concerned. I am not one to read a lot of historical fiction, but this just sounds too good to pass up. I think it is going to be a perfect fall read. (Did I just say fall?!)

About Renée Ahdieh

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Renée Ahdieh is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger. In her spare time, she likes to dance salsa and collect shoes. She is passionate about all kinds of curry, rescue dogs, and college basketball. The first few years of her life were spent in a high-rise in South Korea; consequently, Renée enjoys having her head in the clouds. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and their tiny overlord of a dog.


 

33 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday: The Beautiful

  1. Sophie says:

    I haven’t read anything by Ahdieh yet, can you imagine?? But I really want to start, and this one sounds perfect <3 It's time vampires came back! I hope you get to read it soon too <3

  2. Kelly @ Wandering Through Books says:

    I’m trying to figure out how I feel about the cover… I’m hoping it’ll grow on me, though. The plot is certainly interesting. I’m not sure if vampires really went anywhere, but I kind of feel like it’s been coming back recently? It’s possible that I’m just really anticipating several vampire books in 2019 (besides this one, there’s also an anthology that features a Rebecca Roanhorse story that sounds AMAZING).
    Kelly @ Wandering Through Books recently posted…Review: The Wicked King

  3. Jaime Lynn says:

    I don’t even need to read they synopsis to check yes. I mean, SHE DOES NO WRONG!!! But I did read the synopsis and it sounds oh so good! I can’t wait! And that cover is stunning!!

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