Hi dear friends,
Can’t Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and was previously hosted by Breaking the Spine. It was created to show off a future release that you are excited for.
So what’s the book?
The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh
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 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.
What’s your jam this week?
Thanks for reading!
Sounds fun! And from a well-known YA author too. Hope it meets your expectations! 😮
Thank you Lashaan! Crossing my fingers here 🙂
This is one of my most anticipated reads of 2019! Let’s hope we both love it!
Fingers crossed Raven!!!
I’m excited for this also, Sophie – vamps and New Orleans just go together, and it’s been too long since I’ve read a vampire novel.
Me too Teri! I think it must have been two years since my last vampire novel!
18th century New Orleans! I’m in!!
I knew it Laura!!!
I haven’t tried one of Ahdieh’s books yet but I’ve heard great things about them. I hope you love this one!
Me too Suzanne and I swear you’d love The Wrath and the Dawn!
I have only read TWatD duo, but I thought Ahdieh’s writing was beautiful. Sounds promising.
Oh yes Sam and I literallt can’t wait for it!!!
I have this one on my radar as well! Her writing is just so wonderful and I think that this sounds like a fantastic story. I hope that we both love it. 🙂
Me too! So much!!
I’m dying for The Beautiful!!
Is going to be amazing, so I can’t wait ✨
Me too Sofii!!!