Hen Toussaint the snek Oh and the stellar worldbuildingthe lurking presence of the Otherworld and V A M P I R E S A clear win Tataaaa Can you hear booing coming Cherry Bomb from the die hardans of the book Yes that s my cue to announce my unpopular review Unfortunately hot steamy thrilling supernatural Leading the Way fantasy romance hasn tound at this moment so I ll try again a ew books later First book of the series was okay three starred Switzerland I didn t hate it but I m not an of characters and world building reading After the cliffhanger I was still curious about how the story will evolve and how insta love story of charming vampire and Memento Celine yes she lost very important part of her memorieswill develop and I crossed my The Single Girl's Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-Wife: Becoming a Stepmother with Humor and Grace fingers because I needed to read about vampire world big secrets their big scheme But second bookailed me a lotFirstly there is a bombardment of information about supernatural entities made me eel like I m getting a class called introduction to the supernatural world and its most lovely creatures that s right my dear riends we re lectured about the historical improvement of werewolves vampires ethereal etc
My Brain Cells Constantly Ache brain cells constantly ache the longest and most boring intro of supernatural worldAnd yes let s talk about the most unreliable love triangle Celine Bastien and Michael We have sexy charismatic alluring vampire and lat annoying boring detective Oh boy I m so sorry or Celine How could she choose between them The decision will be so tough I wouldn t want to be in her shoes of course I ll choosing the hot vampire and hit the road I have to admit when I read the love scenes between Celine and Michael I hired #AN ASSISTANT TO KEEP MY EYELIDS OPEN SO I # assistant to keep my eyelids open so I t all asleep Yes it was boring and nonsense than Netflix s Insatiable and their decision to renew series Song of the Forest for season 2 I love paranormal romance genre with great mythological vibes accompanied by enchanting atmosphere of NOLABut the story s progression weak world building and lack of passion of charactersorbidden love story made me lose my interestSo yes even though I ell in love with the book s antastic cover I didn t enjoy the rest of the story and I don t think I ll continue to read the end of it I ll pass the A Constellation of Vital Phenomena final book giving my two stars starting to run before listening the insults and protests of the series true loversbloginstagramfacebooktwitter the ueen of duologies has done it again except this time she knows her own greatness and has decided to expand this series to than two books and i am so excited its what this story truly deserves what makes this installment so great is the world expansion yes the writing is just as easy breezy the characters are still as loveable but the entire world grew with this and it was really interesting to read about so many new characters so many new side plots so many small intricate parts to a larger story overall yes this could be considered ailler seuel but it eels like iller with a purposealso i would be a terrible reviewer if i didnt mention bastian is pretty much the primary Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights focus of this book hes my bae so i love that so much page time is dedicated to him my heart was so invested in his growth and journey 3again im so happy this series is going to be than just a duology considering the story went in a direction i wasnt expecting i really cant even predict what will happen next 45 star. N patiently waitingor this moment or centuries And just as Bastien and Celine begin to uncover the danger around them they learn their love could tear them apart New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with the second installment of her new sumptuous sultry and romantic series The Beautiful. To boneless elena gilbert in
300 pages one of my av characters of ALL of 2019 was out of pages celine one of Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea fav characters of ALL of 2019 was out of through the WHOLE BOOK because she had amnesiaor most of it she was SUCH a strong and beautiful character who brought so much light to the irst book to see her reduced to a shell of a person with minimal page time was so so disappointing a true crime and don t even get me started on her lineage okay michael was also SO BORINGGGGGG and I loved him and celine too their banter was so cute and I was hoping this series
#Would Have Given Me #have given me love triangle I m craving this book not only butchered the characters I already loved but also added perspectives of characters I couldn t care less about WHY did they get chapter perspectives but celine couldn t have a personality make it make sense this book s plot and the way the story goes is the biggest mess of 2020 I was a big defender of the beautiful when people said there weren t enough vampires but with THE DAMNED they were NOT enough vampires I was hoping we were going to get lore history but instead of polishing an aspect of the book that was left with a lot of mystery the author decided to bring in 5 other mythical beings with eually shallow world building UGH I m so reaking upset about this book I loved the beautiful so much and I don t even know what the point of this story was It didn t have the incredible characters the lush writing was missing the historical elements of the stunning city of new orleans was missing the mystery was gone there were zero stakes and I m SAD in the worse way possible this is absolute going to be on my worst of the year list and I can t even believe that s the case pls mourn my loss with me After that ending of The Beautiful there was no way I was going to skip this oneI love love loved Celine in this one She s experienced even and stands stronger than ever I loved her tenacity and refusal to be placated Bastian is even intriguing this time around I was captivated reading him igure out how he moves orward And again I could have done with 5000% OdettePlot wise it was a bit info dumpy in the beginning but I relished STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare finally knowing the backstory of everything Once things got going there were reveals andalse trails and I was here or all of my second guessing I will say that the ending elt very unfinished and I m hoping there will be another book I ve been told Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays from several people that it s going to be multiple books but haven t seen an official announcementOverall I loved Ren e s take on vampires and will absolutely read anything she puts her name onHuge thanks to GP Putnam s Sons BFYRor providing the arc Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All free of charge Did Renee Ahdieh sell her soul to the devil to get the most beautiful covers ever Sadly this seuel is like The Beautiful but with nowhere near enough sexy vampness to keep it thrillingTo beair I thought The Beautiful was only okay I gave it three stars It was a bit of mindless entertainment and I m a sucker ha pun What a Lass Wants for sexy vampires let s be honest But the world itself was uite weak the settingelt nothing like 1872 and the whole supernatural politics aspect was not interesting to me With this book I really just wanted some Ba Hi my name is Mrs Arjun Desai No I will not be taking uestions at this time Duh I loved this book Beautiful tortured Bastien Takes Shit From Absolutely No One Celine Rousseau And Ecovering rom injuries sustained during a night she can’t uite remember her dreams are troubled And she doesn’t know she has inadvertently set into motion a chain of events that could lead to her demise and unveil a truth about herself she’s not uite ready to learn Forces hiding in the shadows have bee. .
Thank you Penguin Teen Mexican Hooker for an eARC in exchangeor an honest reviewLet me just start off by saying The Beautiful was one of my The League for the Suppression of Celery favorite books of 2019 Renee Ahdieh brings back vampires but makes them so much breathtaking and beautiful I was blown away with how luscious the writing style was and how dark and mysterious New Orleans was The Damned blew my mind I was not expecting this book to go the way it did at all but I can t get over how much I loved it Life is not given to any of us Neither is love A hundred thousand years will not teach you that truth You must accept itor yourself He turns to me What you are has no bearing on who you become Sebastien Man or demon that is entirely up to you It is never too late to chase the better version of yourself The Damned is definitely ocused on Bastien and we see a lot through his point of view which I loved so so much Renee weaves this magnificent story together that is so stunning and intriguing you want to know everything and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Bastien s emotions his passions his strengths and weaknesses I care so much or Sebastien Saint Germain and getting to know his darkest most inner thoughts was the best thing I could have asked Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery for Besides Bastien we see a lot perspectives which was a total plusor me I won t spoil it and say who all we get to know better but you won t be disappointed Celine is what made me love The Beautiful she is a strong independent woman who doesn t care about how she looks or acts or society She does what she loves even if it isn t up to par with societies standards We don t see nearly as much of Celine during the irst half of the book but with the way the story lowed so smoothly I didn t mind Because of everything that happened I ve learned to love myself she said And is that not the best gift any trial in life can give you The power to love yourself today better than you did the day before Another thing I truly enjoyed was all of the action and world building I was completely caught off guard when we aren t just dealing with vampires any Renee brings in every sort of #Creature And It S Phenomenal # and it s phenomenal I knew we would see of the vampire side of New Orleans and I was correct but I learned so much of the history as well I loved all the twists and turns this book had and was absolutely thrown off with the ending I actually would appreciate if the next book were in my hands right now I can say without a doubt Renee has set up a riveting series because of all that she included in this book I can t wait to see where this series goes All I know or sure is I can t wait Me disliked the irst bookMe sees a giveaway of the 2ndMy brain What are you doingMy brain StopMy brain NENIAAAMe click I m 5 minutes post THE BEAUTIFUL and all I know is I need this book now 155 starsso weird that the standalone the beautiful somehow has a seuel sounds ake to meif you would have told me that the seuel to one of my avorite books of 2019 was going to suck this bad ha I would not have believed you I don t even know what to
say save that this literally elt like a completely different book allsave that this literally elt like a completely different book all characters I loved in the The Outlaw and the Upstart King first did not have the same charm and allure as they did in the beautiful bastien who I LOVED was the most annoying character as he was constantly whining his character wentrom a charismatic swoon worthy love interest. Following the events of The Beautiful Sébastien Saint Germain is now cursed and orever changed The treaty between the Fallen and the Brotherhood has been broken and war between the immortals seems imminent The price of loving Celine was costly But Celine has also paid a high price or loving Bastien Still