The Beautiful

The Beautiful

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.

Title:The Beautiful
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781524738174
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    The Beautiful Reviews

  • Emily May

    No matter where she went, danger followed.And it horrified her. Just as it thrilled her. I did end up quite enjoying The Beautiful. Let's face it, mix in some scary vamps with a sexy forbidden romanc...

  • Chaima ? ?????

    not to be over dramatic or anything but the decline in popularity of vampire stories is one of the most disappointing decisions we’ve made as a modern society and I'm glad that's being remedied...

  • 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 ...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

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

  • chan ?

    definitely not for everyone, but it WAS for me :)...

  • jessica

    if theres one city that promises the haunting presence of the paranormal, its new orleans. and i, for one, am so happy the crescent city is finally being showcased in all is vampire glory.i was actual...

  • Nenia ?? Hecka Wicked ?? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestWhen this book was announced, everyone was like, "Woohoo! Vampires are back!" And I was sitting there in the corner, swathed in black and clutch...

  • 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 ...

  • Renée Ahdieh

    IDK . . . I guess if you like vampires and stuff, you’ll probably dig it 😘...

  • Val ?? Shameless Non-Snowflake ??

    2 StarsI'm kind of torn on what I want to rate this and how I want to review it. On one hand, I definitely found myself flying through the pages and being very interested in how things would play out....