The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh is a new series that is all about vampires. 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?!)
The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 8, 2019
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 La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group's leader, the enigmatic Sébastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in the lair of La Cour des Lions, Celine battles her attraction to him and suspicions about Sébastien'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.
Book Quotes: The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh
And the infinite captivates us because it allows us to believe all things are possible. That true love can last beyond time.
She was no lamb. She was a lion.
33 thoughts on “The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh”
I love the era and location this story takes place in. Sounds like a great new series and such a killer cover!
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Right?! There really is so much to love about this one! 🙂
I’ve heard a lot of great things about this author but I haven’t really gotten around to reading her books yet. This one sounds FANTASTIC! I think it’s got everything I want (and need) in a book right now! Adding this to my TBR. Great pick! <3
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Yay!! I hope that it is one we both love. 🙂
AHH YES this is such a GREAT choice! I really want to read that one too, I’d read anything by the author to be honest ahah and this cover looks great! 🙂 Can’t wait 🙂
I couldn’t agree more with you! 🙂
I added this one last week since I am a sucker for anything set in New Orleans. It does seem like it would be the perfect city for vampires.
It really does! I can’t wait to find out. 🙂
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
I was just thinking that it has been a while since a good vampire book came out. I have high hopes! 🙂
I want to read this one so bad. Great choice!
I hope it is one that we both enjoy! 🙂
Wow sounds fabulous. And that cover- woot!!
That cover is super amazing!! I can’t wait to see it on my shelf! 🙂
I love the New Orleans setting!
Renée Ahdieh is one of those authors that I’ve been meaning to try because I always hear such great things about her books. Hopefully 2019 will be the year I read her. This book sounds fantastic too and I love historical so maybe it can be my first. 🙂
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I hope that you do love her books when you get the chance to try one! 🙂
Ah, this sounds so good! And the cover. *hear teyes*
I am in love with the cover! 🙂
Renee Ahdieh is one of my favorite authors! I’m super excited for this book because I love Vampires! 🙂
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Right?! It is going to be so amazing!! 🙂
I haven’t read any vampire books (other than Twilight) but set in New Orleans? Might have to read this one.
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I can’t remember the last time that I read a vampire book or one set in New Orleans. It sounds like a perfect setting to me. 🙂
Eeek! This looks amazing!!! A sultry historic vampiric New Orleans? I need this book! Great pick. 💜💚💙
I hope that we both enjoy it!! 🙂
This one is on my most awaited books of 2019 too!!
I think that it is one that we are all excited about!! I hope we love it! 🙂
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).
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I think that you may be right! I seem to be seeing lots of vampire books these days as well. 🙂
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!!
I feel the same way! lol
Really elegant cover for a lovely book.. Sounds like one I’d read