Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday (#307): The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, I'm featuring:

The Beautiful (The Beautiful #1)

The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh
Book One of The Beautiful series
Publisher: Penguin Teen
Publication Date: October 8, 2019

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 Sèbastien 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 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. And these vampires don’t sparkle. They slay.

Vampires are making a comeback?! I'm ready! I'll read anything Ahdieh writes. =)


  1. Super excited for this one too!!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. OHHH I do think vampires are making comeback... slowly but it's coming :)

    Great WOW pick!

  3. Ooh this sounds really intriguing, and I like a good vampire book. :)


  4. I can't wait for Renée's take on vampires!

  5. I have yet to read a Renée Ahdieh book but I'm looking forward to this vampire story! Great pick <3

  6. I am so behind on getting to the books by this author, aaaack. But one day, haha :D I love that you adore her books. <3 And eee, vampires? Yes, please, haha :D Curious about this one now.


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