The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh

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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.

Book Details

  • File Namethe-beautiful-by-renee-ahdieh.epub
  • Original TitleThe Beautiful
  • Creator
  • Languageen-US
  • Identifierurn:uuid:723ab4a3-4cbe-4417-a04e-8e87444ab88b
  • PublisherPenguin Young Readers Group
  • Date2019-10-08
  • File Size3.357 MB

Table of Content

  • 1. Cover
  • 2. Also by Renée Ahdieh
  • 3. Title Page
  • 4. Copyright
  • 5. Dedication
  • 6. Contents
  • 7. Epigraphs
  • 8. Map of New Orleans: the French Quarter
  • 9. Hiver, 1872: Rue Royale
  • 10. Not What It Seemed
  • 11. A Study in Contrasts
  • 12. To the Stars
  • 13. Your Name Is Marceline Béatrice Rousseau
  • 14. Malvolio
  • 15. Hiver, 1872: Avenue des Ursulines
  • 16. A Touch of Violence
  • 17. Hiver, 1872: Rue Saint Louis
  • 18. The Court of the Lions
  • 19. Toussaint
  • 20. The Ghost
  • 21. Des Questions, Des Questions
  • 22. An Aerialist on a Tightrope
  • 23. One of Us
  • 24. Hiver, 1872: Avenue des Ursulines
  • 25. A Silhouette in a Dream
  • 26. A Surprise Visit
  • 27. The Performance of Her Life
  • 28. A Murderess at Sunday Mass
  • 29. Hiver, 1872: Cathédrale Saint-Louis, Roi-De-France
  • 30. Words Are Weapons
  • 31. Champagne and Roses
  • 32. Meet Your Maker
  • 33. Méfiez-Vous Du Rougarou
  • 34. The Witching Hour
  • 35. The Lonely Freedom of a Misty Street
  • 36. The Haunted Portrait
  • 37. Hiver, 1872: Rue Bienville
  • 38. A Midsummer Night’s SoiréE
  • 39. Darkness Incarnate
  • 40. Tread Carefully
  • 41. Hiver, 1872: Rue Bienville
  • 42. The Piantagrane
  • 43. A Thousand Tiny Cuts
  • 44. Hiver, 1872: Jackson Square
  • 45. Beautiful Decay
  • 46. Two Sides of the Same Coin
  • 47. A Pound of Flesh
  • 48. The Final Nail
  • 49. Many Paths to Happiness
  • 50. Love Is Not Love
  • 51. Epilogue
  • 52. Acknowledgments
  • 53. Excerpt from FLAME IN THE MIST
  • 54. Excerpt from THE WRATH AND THE DAWN
  • 55. About the Author

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