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read The BeautifulHI 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 feels ike a dream slipping to nightmare It s ike walking alone down a twilight street and feeling the snap of a branch behind you and that acidic heart in your throat rush of knowing that you re being followed Stalked IDK I guess if you ike vampires and stuff you l probably dig it 2 StarsI m kind of torn on what I want to rate this "And How I Want To "how I want to it On one hand I definitely found myself flying through the pages and being very interested in how things would play outbut on the other hand I was also eft with this feeling of unfulfilled satisfaction the whole time I was reading it But et s back up a ittle bit When I earned about this book I was excited This was my first Ahdieh book although I have a couple of hers sitting on my shelf waiting to be read and I have heard nothing but good things about her writing Also vampires in 19th century New Orleansvery Anne Rice and all that jazz I think a ot of people of a certain age aka those who were teens when Twilight came out have this erroneous belief that Twilight was the first big vampire book series to ever hit the stands However vamp stories have been around forEVER During my teenage years it was Anne Rice Christopher Pike Christine Feehanadult YA before it was really called that and romanceall there for the devouring And devour I did Did I read and enjoy Twilight too when it came out Sure But one of the unfortunate effects of the success of Twilight was the sudden over saturation of the reading world of all things v Instagram Twitter Facebook Pinterest When this book was announced everyone was ike Woohoo Vampires are back And I was sitting there in the corner swathed in black and clutching a glass of wine thinking to myself Fools For some of us vampires never eft You see I ove vampire stories and always have For many TWILIGHT was the gateway book into vampire fiction but I d been reading LJ Smith s Night World and Bram Stoker S Dracula And Amelia Atwater Rhodes S Den Of Shadows Dracula and Amelia Atwater Rhodes s Den of Shadows before it came out Lost Boys was my favorite movie and I was trying but failing to cultivate Anne Rice as I much preferred the chunkier books of Chelsea uinn Yarbro with their dense historic montages and entire paragraphs that are odes to food and fashion as written by someone with a deep and undying passion for history So in short I freaking ove vampires I want you to keep that in mind that this review is being written by someone who is obsessed and has been for a while It is importantTHE BEAUTIFUL is about a girl named Celine who The Shadow Reader lives in a convent with a bunch of other girls in 19th century New Orleans A beautiful terror is stalking the city killing innocent girls Celine isaboring under a dark secret that she must keep hidden at all costs There s a secret society of beautiful people who are than they seem Everything is beautiful even death because for some it is not the end evil Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies laughterSeriously why haven t I been hired on as a blurb writer yetI don t want to go too deep in to the plot for spoilers sake but there s aove triangle between a
*mysterious possibly supernatural *possibly supernatural and a police officer The attraction between. 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 ife as a dressmaker in Paris Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls Celine uickly becomes enad 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 cat. Both is suspect as Celine goes from hating both these boys to finding them charming basically overnight There s a secret society that ends up welcoming Celine and she finds herself the obsession of a depraved and self absorbed evil guy who The Power Of A Choice likes to wax on and on about how powerful and artistic he is in his first person interludes which had me rolling my eyes aittle Not much happens there s fancy dresses and some murders but between that there s a whole ot of nothing and Celine s dark secret is actually kind of horrible and not in a good way and I honestly don t understand why it was such a big deal or why she felt so guilty about it Celine is such a passive heroine and I really didn t ike herOh and the book with no resolution Because there s a seuelHere s my person issue with Renee Ahdieh all of her book summaries sound amazing She writes books that without picking them up and going only by the summary sound exactly ike the types of books I want to read A retelling of Arabian Nights YES A retelling of the Ballad of Mulan YES A vampire story set in New Orleans of Arabian Nights YES A retelling of the Ballad of Mulan YES A vampire story set in New Orleans aced with Gothic elements YES YES YES But then I pick them up and each time The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right like Boo Boo the fool from Yogi Bear I end up finding myself betrayed all over again as I encounter not awesomeness but very empty pretty writing that is too busy being mired in its own overwrought nature to move the plot along cardboard characters and plots thatiterally take 400 pages to accomplish what could have been done in 250 WHYThe biggest problem that I pers 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 gloryi was actually very worried to read this its one of my most anticipated releases of 2019 and the reviews that have been popping up have been a Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling littleess than positive but either i read a different ARC or i am just a simple girl who doesnt need much to be entertained because i found this to be uite splendidrenee ahdieh is the ueen of duologies so while i admit that other readers are right when they say the pacing is super slow i know a great foundation is built and the plot will be much faster paced in the next book i will also concede that there isnt much focus on vampires there is a great deal of mystery and secrecy surrounding the city and its society while the reader can infer what many of the characters are its never confirmed until the very end based on the conclusion the focus will definitely shift in the next book with it being very vampire heavy Monsieur Pain like i said this feltike a foundation building beginning which i didnt mind in the slightest i feel so bad that this "Disappointed So Many But I "so many but i it felt ike a classic ahdieh story so obviously i oved it 45 stars definitely not for everyone but it WAS for me I say this with all seriousness please et 2019 be the year we bring back vampires in YA 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 and then pestered and bothered her until she gave me the rest I finished it recently and it is FANTASTIC An incredibly ornate ush New Orleans characters who imprint themselves on your memory forever a story that is nail biting and swoony and. Ching the eye of the group's eader the enigmatic Sébastien Saint Germain When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in the air 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 secretWhen bodies are discovered each crime gruesome than the Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. last Celine and New Orleans become gripped by the terror of a serial killer on theoose one Celine is sure has set her in his Satisfying and tense ALL AT THE SAME TIME And of courseVAMPIRES This is a one of a kind book by a singularly original author Add it to your TBR because you won t want to miss it not to be over dramatic or Anything But The Decline In Popularity Of Vampire Stories Is but the decline in popularity of vampire stories is of the most disappointing decisions we ve made as a modern society and I m glad that s being remedied No matter where she went danger followedAnd it horrified her Just as it thrilled her I did end up uite enjoying The Beautiful Let s face it mix in some scary vamps with a sexy forbidden romance and how bad can it be Still there were a number of issues that prevented me from oving it But it is a book for teens and after nine years on Goodreads I m somewhat ess of a teen than I was when I started So I don t feel ike being too harshIt s 1872 and Celine Rousseau has just arrived in New Orleans fleeing her Glitter Bomb (A Scrapbooking Mystery, life in Paris and a dark secret She is taken in by a convent andives with six other girls until the nuns can find a suitable match for her If you ve ever been to the French uarter of "New Orleans You Will "Orleans you will the intoxicating otherworldly vibe the city gives off and it is undoubtedly the perfect place for a supernatural murder mystery Which is exactly what Celine soon finds herself caught up inBodies drained of blood begin to appear and Celine can t help but believe it is all Il morto di Maigret linked to the mysterious La Cour des Lions an underground society made up of those with special abilities Theeader is the eually mysterious S bastien Saint Germain who Celine can t seem to get out of her mind Thrills aboundOne of the major issues I had was that I have no idea why this book is set in the 1870s Nothing is done with the historical aspect and all the atmosphere of the novel comes from New Orleans itself and could have been achieved just as easily with a modern setting The jarring anachronisms made it really difficult to believe this was 150 years ago Celine herself thinks and talks ike a modern girl who has time travelled back to the 19th century and the early mentions of the sexism and racism of the time seem to have no real bearing on the story La Cour des Lions appears to treat men and women people of colour and LGBT people euallyWhy bother even having it be a historical novelThere s also so much repetition And not all of it is convincing Take Bastien The first time Celine compared Bastien to the devil it was uite sexy By the fiftieth time I was so sick of hearing him referred to as the devil Lucifer or devilish Not only was it tiring to read but after a while I found myself wondering just what Bastien had done to earn such a moniker He s so baaddd apparently but he spends most of the book being nothing than a mild mannered young guy who smirks a otThe other repetition was about Celine s inner creature and my god I was getting serious Fifty Shades of Grey inner goddess flashbacksAlso also why is the ead police detective basically a teenager And a gorgeous one at that Actually I know the answer It s so we can have some kind of faux ove triangle in the next book isn t it And I say faux because who actually wants her to be with MichaelSexiness vampires though I ve never been able to resist that combo I Globalization: A Multi-Dimensional System, Third Edition ll be back to see how this goes That almost sex scene was promisingBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube. Ights 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 shocking an age old feud from the darkest creatures of the underworld reveals a truth about Celine she always suspected simmered just beneath the surfaceAt once a sultry romance and a thrilling murder mystery master storyteller Renée Ahdieh embarks on her most potent fantasy series yet The Beautif.