Waiting On Wednesday #101 – The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh

Wednesday, July 03, 2019
is a weekly event that was originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme is a place that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating with pure joy.

There are a lot of new books coming out each year and some of them catch my attention and will get a spotlight in my Waiting on Wednesday post. While some of them will finally end up here at my place, others won´t.

I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.

I am not sure why I actually want to read this book. During the past weeks, I´ve seen this new novel across some blogs who all presented it in their WoW and I guess I simply got curious.

And it makes my fingers itch to find out if Renée Ahdieh´s rich and opulent writing style will show up in this one too.

The Beautiful           
Author Renée Ahdieh
The Beautiful #1
Publishing Date October 8, 2019
Publisher G.P. Putnam´s Sons Books For Young Readers
Format Hardcover
In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans is a safe haven after she’s forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent in the middle of the carnival season, Celine is quickly enraptured by the vibrant city, from its music to its fancy soirées and even its danger. She becomes embroiled in the city’s glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group’s enigmatic leader, Sébastien Saint Germain.
When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in Sébastien’s own lair–the second dead girl to turn up in recent weeks–Celine battles her attraction to Sébastien and suspicions about his guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret.
After a third murder, New Orleans becomes gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose–one who has now set Celine in his sights. As the murderer stalks her, Celine finally takes matters into her own hands, only to find 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.

And what are you waiting for? Let me know your thoughts about this one or leave me the link to your WoW and I check it out.

Happy reading & waiting on

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  1. You had me at New Orleans. This sounds so good! And I love the cover. I think I need to read this too. Adding it to my wish list.

    1. The New Orleans thing was what made me curious. Don´t know why that is, but that city seems so be pure magic. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I'm not really into stories about murders but I am digging this one that I might read it because it doesn't seem like murder is at the forefront of the plot. Here is my post

    1. It seems to be a bit different, yes. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I heard a lot of good things about this book! I should check it out! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

    1. The cover is so gorgeous. Thanks for your visit.

  4. Oh, yes. I had this one too and I have some of the same reasons for wanting to read it. I hope we both love it!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

  5. I've got an ARC of this one and can't wait to read it! Great pick!
    Check out my Wednesday Post

    1. I envy you. Happy reading and hopefully we will both love it. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. This one keeps catching my eye too. I haven't tried one of this author's books yet, but I always hear good things about them. I hope you enjoy this one!

    1. Yep the cover is eye-catching. Like the combination of red and black. Thought, at first, the cover shows a red gown. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. I'm so glad that vampires are coming back!! This one looks good, I hope it lives up to the hype!


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