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The Beautiful
The Beautiful | Rene Ahdieh
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New York Times bestselling author Rene 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 soires 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 Sbastien 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 Sbastien'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 Rene Ahdieh embarks on her most potent fantasy series yet: The Beautiful.
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DarkMina
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eri.reads
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⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Betty_Boa
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I loved it can't wait to get my hands on the next 2 books!!

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Betty_Boa
The Beautiful | Rene Ahdieh

Lovin it so far!! Why is he always checking his pulse ???? Can't wait to find out hopefully.

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KristiAhlers
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Book 1 in a trilogy. I thought it was a decent enough read slow to start to be honest but when the writer found her stride it was good. #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs #wintercosy @Clwojick @PuddleJumper

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Chili
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This was the last book I finished last night at 11:23. #Scarathlon #TeamHendrix #BookSpinBingo #20in4 #Wickedathon #SpookOWeen #Screamathon #ReadWithUs

DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 13mo
TheSpineView Awesome 13mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 13mo
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Laughterhp
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Almost forgot to post my #BookReport

Finished 7 books this week! Only 2 on audio! But 3 MG

#CurrentlyReading Lonesome October and Vicious Vet, both are pretty good and very different books

#WeeklyForecast - I need to focus on my #LMPBC books and I want to start Once and Future Witches

If I finish all these books plus 1 MG I will have a blackout #BookSpinBingo

Cinfhen Wowza!!! You‘re on such a roll 🎲 🎲 🎲 13mo
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Laughterhp
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Finished this book last night. It was pretty good. I own a copy from BOTM but I can‘t access any of my books right now.

I wasn‘t sure what to expect with this one. I really like the author and have enjoyed all her books. There are vampires and other creatures in New Orleans. There is a slight love triangle, but it‘s definitely one sided. Like 2 guys like 1 girl, but she clearly only likes 1 guy. So wasn‘t annoying.

#TeamHendrix #Scarathlon +16

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oddandbookish
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Overall, I enjoyed this book. I am very curious to see how the rest of the series pans out. I recommend this book if you are interested in a more historical fiction take on vampires and also if you want to read a YA vampire series that isn‘t Twilight (no shade against Twilight, I just know it isn‘t everyone‘s cup of tea).

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2021/07/31/the-beautiful-the-beautiful-1/

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Literary_Siren
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Just finished my reread so I can start the second book.

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DarkMina
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#inspirednewyear

Day16: Beauteous

TheKidUpstairs Love that cover! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🖤❤️ 2y
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mylifeas_marissa
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Loved this book and how it didn't feel like one of those typical vampire romances.

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Ash.on.the.line
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Really enjoyed this one. It felt so mysterious while reading and I need to read book 2 soon. Been working on this one for awhile and I‘m sad it‘s over. Another spot for my #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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FantasyChick
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1. Kooky is good as long as it's done right but creepy is almost always a hit with me

2. I will never, ever outgrow the vampire phase. Never! 🧛‍♂️🧛‍♂️

#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🧡🎃 2y
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thebeautiful.thedamned
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80 pages in and I‘m completely hooked!!!

wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 2y
thebeautiful.thedamned @wanderinglynn thank you! I‘m so excited to be here!! ♥️ 2y
TheBookDream Welcome to Litsy! 📚 📖 2y
thebeautiful.thedamned @TheBookDream thank you!! ♥️📚 2y
amara2 Thank you❤ 2y
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bookaddict30
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Rating: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Wish I could rate it 10 stars!!)
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This was a phenomenal fantasy read set in 1872 New Orleans!!! Can't wait to read Book 2!!

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bookaddict30
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Starting Book 4 of September and Book 131 of 2020!!!

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ReCav29
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Most favorite book ever! I loved that it was in the Victorian era and there is some French in it! Of course, vampires are always great to have in any book!

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AlizaApp
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Vampires in New Orleans...but it‘s not what you think. There was a lot of build-up and not a ton of resolution, but interested to see where this YA series goes.

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GerardtheBookworm
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Mehso-so

Another YA romance set in the vampire genre. Historical 1872 New Orleans, a dressmaker encounters a dashing nobleman tied to a warring vampire clan and all hell breaks loose. Certainly hitting the Twilight crowd and written prose is poetic and beautiful. Unfortunately, this book extremely slow paced and frustrating to get through. Have to be on a mood to read it.

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Eggbeater
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2nd book finished for #JubilantJuly

I liked the heroine a lot more than I normally do in these types of novels. She had a good sense of self. I enjoyed the classic New Orleans setting and of course, the vampires. I love vampires done right!

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2y
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SiameseCatsRead
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I really liked this book. It had a good bit of mystery and romance all tied into one plot. I do, however, believe that it is much easier to read and understand if you have at least a grasp of conversational French. There are a lot of phrases and sentences that are written in French that are not translated after the speaker says it. Some you can understand through context, but others you will not be able to.

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AriThomas
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My goals:
finish The Beautiful, Deadly Sweethearts
Start Witches of Ash & Ruin

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brilliantglow
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Came across this today, is anyone participating? Quaran-tbr Bingo by epic reads.

Full card here: https://mobile.twitter.com/EpicReads/status/1246953518071713792/photo/2

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brilliantglow
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Just started this one! So far so good.

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BookishBlonde12
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A sultry romance and thrilling mystery! This book had me in its grasp from chapter one and on.

Book 1 done for #24B4Monday.

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BookishBlonde12
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Nearing hour 9! #24B4Monday

Andrew65 👏👏👏 3y
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AriThomas
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1. Stephen King
2. Night
3. Salty

Tagged book is my current read for our work book club😊

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wildwoodreads
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Help! I need more room on my bookshelf lol. I decided to do an unhaul tonight. I am selling these for $5 per book. If you‘re interested in any of them click the link below. I didn‘t love them and I just want them to go to someone who will.

https://readinginthewildwood.com/2020/02/17/book-unhaul/

InBooksILive Would love The Beautiful! Going to the link! Lol 3y
Mishu94 You didn‘t like a court of mist and fury? 😱😱 3y
wildwoodreads @Mishu94 That‘s the one exception. I loved a Court of Mist and Fury. I just own two copies. I forgot I included it when I said I didn‘t like most of them lol. 3y
wildwoodreads @InBooksILive Feel free to e-mail me at readinginthewildwood@gmail.com! Put your Litsy handle in the e-mail so I know it‘s you! 3y
Mishu94 @megzlynn haha I thought you did! 😂 3y
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Bookgoil
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Bedtime snuggles and reading. Just about to start this new book from the library! #dogsoflitsy

britt_brooke Cute reading buddies! 💚🐾🐾 3y
Crazeedi ❤❤ your fur friends!! 3y
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Rina_Black
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An enjoyable read despite being a bit predictable and cliched. The prose, while not dry, seemed repetitive. I'd love Ms. Ahdieh to find a few more adjectives to describe Basten other than "beautiful".
Loved the main character, Celine. Witty, courageous, confident. I hadn't expected this from the description.
There's a sequel coming out sometime this year, looking forward to read it.

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RebeccaRoo7
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I've been wanting to read this one since it was released but never think about it when I go to the bookstore. 😁 Finally got my hands on it!! #reneeahdieh #beautifulandundead #historical

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Rina_Black
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I don't really expect much from this one, to be honest. It sounds like a "guilty pleasure" book for me. I'm a sucker for historical vampire romance ? Pun intended ?

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MartinaLove
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January TBR.

Currently reading 5 of those right now. 😂

I started Bloodleaf last year.
I, then, decided to read the first chapter of a few books to decided which one I should read first. I ended up enjoying all of them and now, I'm reading all of them instead. 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️

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MartinaLove
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Starting this book tonight with my little doggy princess, Romy and a blanket in this cold winter storm. ❄☃️❄

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lowellette
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A New Orleans vampire story full of special abilities, romance, and a girl running from her past. An excellent audiobook.

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DarkMina
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I loved this book. I am happy to see books about vampires again. I will definitely continue this series.
#vampires #reneeahdieh #neworleans

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DarkMina
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Literary_Siren Loved this! 3y
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Caffeinated_Reader
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#123 Ok so this is my December TBR pile. The only one missing is Diamond & Dawn by Lyra Selene, that will be delivered today. I think I‘ll read this one after Children of V&V. 😅 I already reached and passed my goodreads goal so it‘s all about how many I can cram in the last month and read lol so yeah. Eeeee I‘m also thinking of recording an end of year book review video/vlog? But idk because anxiety ya know.

Caffeinated_Reader This is definitely not the kind of book I normally would choose. The main character Celine was annoying and took everything offensively that was said to her by a man. She was so busy being a self righteous hag and playing so many games I found it surprising Sebastian liked her at all. I get a guy likes a good challenge but she was annoying and relentless. I would not recommend this book. 3y
Caffeinated_Reader Also I want to say that after the first 230 ish pages I just sped read through only reading dialogue. I don‘t normally do this but it was that bad of a read for me lol so yeah. 3y
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Tera0707
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I was so looking forward to this book. I made it to just over 100 pages and I was so bored. The only thing this book had going for it was the 1870s New Orleans setting.

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sparrowssavvy
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I was so hyped about this book, from the setting in New Orleans to the historical time period to the fantasy tale with a string of murder. I feel I probably hyped it too much in my own mind sadly. It was still a great read, but it wasn‘t the epic tale I was anticipating. I feel like it has potential to grow into something bigger and more developed so I‘ll definitely read the second book when it comes out.

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sparrowssavvy
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Indulged in some book shopping

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thegreentealibrarian
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I'm more than willing to try Ahdieh's books because they have interesting concepts. The food descriptions and other culture stuff were fabulous but the romance was a big nope. And the twist at the end is surprising but I'm not sure it makes sense. I'm not going to reread to verify. More details on the blog.

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DarkMina
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I really want to read this book.

Literary_Siren I loved it!! 3y
DarkMina @Literary_Siren Good to hear! 3y
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OldVictorianQuill
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The Fairyloot October ‘Love at First Bite‘ book. This stunner ‘The Beautiful‘ by Renée Ahdieh.

fairyloot #fairylootunboxing #loveatfirstbite

wildwoodreads I love this picture! 3y
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Cailey_Mac
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Ugh, this book was so beautifully written! I could literally feel like I was alongside the main character, traversing New Orleans city streets, eating lavish meals, and the like. The only downfall I can name was something repeatedly noted, that the vampires aren‘t seen as much as I assumed they would be; it definitely didn‘t deter from the story though. I‘m definitely excited to read the next book, as I was NOT expecting that ending!🧛🏻‍♂️💀📖

TheLibrarian Great review! 3y
Cailey_Mac @TheLibrarian thank you! It was a thoroughly enjoyable book☺️ 3y
MrBook Great review! Nice cover too! 3y
Cailey_Mac @MrBook thank you! I usually enjoy her writing, so this was a treat! 3y
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