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Book Review: The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Book Review: The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Amazon
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Book Review: The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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Publication Date October 24, 2017

A young woman finding her way
It is Antonina Beaulieu’s first Grand Season in the elegant city of Loisail. A chance to take her place in high society, to find a suitable husband, and to leave her checkered past behind. Because Antonina possesses telekinetic powers, powers she can’t control, that have made her the subject of cruel gossip.

A gentleman with a secret
Famed telekinetic performer Hector Auvray is also new to the city. He arrives in Loisail with the intent of recapturing the heart of his former flame, the beautiful Valérie Beaulieu, and finds his way into her household by courting Antonina.

Astounded by Hector’s abilities, which she wishes to master, and flattered by his attention, Antonina does not suspect the duplicitous drama which will unfold.

A romance with a dash of the fantastic
Set in a sumptuous world inspired by the Belle Epoque, where scandal is a dreaded weapon, The Beautiful Ones is a tale of desire and betrayal, and the struggle between conformity and passion.

Book Review: The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Beautiful Ones is scandalous, vicious and endearing. The truth is, it’s my kind of book. The story has a lot of drama, suspense & deep-rooted family secrets. As those secrets come to the surface, my interest grows. For one, I really enjoy the elements of fantasy with telekinesis. Even if you’re not a science fiction reader, do not be deterred. Honestly, the fantasy elements fit well into the story. Ultimately, it really adds magic to the passionate love story.

THE VERDICT

I am Really Into This book! The Beautiful Ones is a story of deceit and drama. Despite all the ups and downs for the couple, you’re rooting for them. I give this one 4.5 stars & let’s round to 5.

Special thanks to Silvia Moreno-Garcia, St. Martin’s Press & NetGalley for providing my copy in exchange for an honest & fair review.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: SILVIA MORENO-GARCIA

Book Review: The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Author Bio Photo Credit Martin Dee, 2017
Silvia Moreno-Garcia | Photo Credit: Martin Dee, 2017

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of Signal to Noise, named one of the best books of the year by BookRiot, Tordotcom, BuzzFeed, io9, and more; Certain Dark Things, one of NPR’s best books of the year and a Publishers Weekly top ten; the fantasy of manners The Beautiful Ones; and the science fiction novella Prime Meridian. She has also edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (a.k.a. Cthulhu’s Daughters). Gods of Jade and Shadow is her latest novel.

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