Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday #143: The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title:  The Beautiful
Author:  Renee Ahdieh
Expected Publication Date:  October 8th, 2019

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.

Oooh! A murder mystery with a bit of romance mixed in!  Sounds like my kind of read!

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!


  1. Definitely one of the many readers' anticipated book. Time for vampires to rise again in YA!

  2. This has been a popular choice for some time now. Lots of people waiting for it - including me.

  3. I'm excited for this one too. It sounds sooo good! :D

  4. I've got an ARC of this, can't wait till I have time to read it! Great pick!
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  5. OMG!! As you probably already know, I am super SUPER DUPER excited for this one! Been dying for a vampire book for years! I hope we both love it!

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  6. This one has SUCH an amazing cover!!

  7. I love this cover!!! Plus, you can't go wrong when you have romance in the mix! Great pick Ronyell :)

    Lindy@ Bookish Escape

  8. There seems to be quite a few of us who are super excited for this one, including me. I hope we both love it!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

  9. I think this will be a good book!! I've missed reading books with vampires in them!! Good choice :) Happy Reading!!!

  10. I am waiting for this one too *lol* So, yes, it IS a great pick!