not to be over dramatic or anything but the decline in popularity of vampire stories is one of the most disappointing decisions we ve made as a modern society and I m glad that s being remedied HI OMG THE NEWS IS OUT AND YOU GUYS ARE NOT READY FOR THIS I had the extraordinary privilege to read this story in draft it s intoxicating THE BEAUTIFUL has that decadent, slow moving horror that feels like a dream slipping to nightmare It s like walking alone down a twilight street and feeling the snap of a branch behind you and that acidic heart in your throat rush of knowing that you re being followed Stalked.
I read this book as Renee wrote it, which meant that she sent me sections of it, I read them and then got really upset because I didn t have , and then pestered and bothered her until she gave me the rest I finished it recently and it is FANTASTIC An incredibly ornate, lush New Orleans characters who imprint themselves on your memory forever a story that is nail biting and swoony and satisfying and tense ALL AT THE SAME TIME And of courseVAMPIRES This is a one of a kind book, by a singularly original author Add it to your TBR because you won t want to miss it.
I say this with all seriousness please let 2019 be the year we bring back vampires in YA Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestWhen this book was announced, everyone was like, Woohoo Vampires are back And I was sitting there in the corner, swathed in black and clutching a glass of wine, thinking to myself, Fools For some of us, vampires never left You see, I love vampire stories and always have For many, TWILIGHT was the gateway book into vampire fiction, but I d been reading L.
J Smith s Night World and Bram Stoker s Dracula and Amelia Atwater Rhodes s Den of Shadows years before it came out Lost Boys was my favorite movie, and I was trying but failing to cultivate Anne Rice, as I much preferred the chunkier books of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro with their dense historic montages, and entire paragraphs that
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comIt breaks my heart to not give this book 5 stars If I had to describe The Beautiful using one word that word would be.
The Beautiful was just fine It wasn t bad but it wasn t great either I just expected so much out of this book The Beautiful was probably my most anticipated book of 2019 and in the end it just left me feeling meh The characters were bland.
There were barely any cool vampires The romance was meh.
The Beautiful s only saving grace was the last 30 40 pages The way the end of this book was written is how the entire book should have been written I already know my opinion about this book will be in the minority I know this book will be one of the biggest books of Fall and everyone will be raving about it but I just thought it was Fine I will probably be reading book 2 but unlike with The Beautiful, I