The Beautiful

The Beautiful Review

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 Sébastien 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 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.

Title:The Beautiful
Edition Language:English

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  • Sabaa Tahir

    I read this book as Renee wrote it, which meant that she sent me sections of it, I read them and then got really upset because I didn't have more, and then pestered and bothered her until she gave me ...

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    I say this with all seriousness: please let 2019 be the year we bring back vampires in YA...

  • Roshani Chokshi

    HI OMG THE NEWS IS OUT AND YOU GUYS ARE NOT READY FOR THIS. I had the extraordinary privilege to read this story in draft & it's intoxicating. THE BEAUTIFUL has that decadent, slow-moving horror that ...

  • Emily May

    I'm definitely ready to welcome vampires back into my life....

  • Melanie

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  • Maggie ? (Reader-in-Wonderland)

    So the cover is AWESOME! The Twilight puns had been removed from the final synopsis, which is a good thing, as I know (hope) this book will slay entirely on its own regardless! If this book will be an...

  • Camile Souza (This Chamber of Books)

    hmm vampires in New Orleans?you know what I am down for that ;Dlol and that Twilight shade in the synopsis?...

  • Lilith Black

    Oh... VAMPIRES! I didn't know I need them back in my life until now!!!...

  • Rachel (rachandbooks)

    Renee Ahdieh is writing a vampire murder mystery/love story set in 19th century New Orleans??? SIGN. ME. UP....

  • Karen

    NEW ORLEANS? VAMPIRES? SIGN ME THE HELL UP. ...