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The Beautiful

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781529368161

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 8th October 2019

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

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#1 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.

‘Incredibly ornate [and] lush . . . nail-biting and swoony and satisfying and tense all at the same time’ Sabaa Tahir

In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead.

But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, it’s also a safe haven after she’s forced to flee her life in Paris. Quickly enraptured by the vibrant city, from its music to its extravagant soirées and even its danger, she soon becomes embroiled in the city’s glitzy underworld, and particularly the group known as La Cour des Lions.

But when a body is found in their lair, Celine is forced to battle her attraction for the group’s enigmatic leader, Sébastien Saint Germain, and suspicions about his guilt, along with her own secrets.

As more bodies are discovered, New Orleans becomes gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose – one who seems to have Celine in his sights. But when she finally takes matters into her own hands, she finds herself caught in the midst of an age-old feud between the darkest creatures of the night, where the price of forbidden love is her life.

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One of YA's biggest rising stars
Entertainment Weekly
Lushly atmospheric . . . Fans will clamour for the continuation to this captivating volume
Publishers Weekly
This is a one of a kind book, by a singularly original author
Sabaa Tahir, author of An Ember in the Ashes
A bewitching, exciting novel filled with extreme, imaginative characters . . . a story of genuine feeling and heart, which draws in the reader from the outset and keeps you engaged right through to the finale
Starburst Magazine
Ahdieh is an eloquent writer of provocative, layered dialogue and descriptions
Ahdieh brings New Orleans vibrantly to life
Captivating . . . Ahdieh's darkest and most compelling novel yet
Scintillating . . . Young adult fantasy fans will want to bury their fangs in The Beautiful
The Mary Sue
A rich, vibrant world full of colour, and shadows, and dangerous attractions . . . Sumptuous and powerful
British Fantasy Society
Ahdieh invites readers into a vibrant, mysterious underworld ruled by creatures of the night. Murder, mystery, forbidden romance... what's not to love?