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The Damned I m 5 minutes post THE BEAUTIFUL and all I know is I need this book now After that ending of The Beautiful, there was no way I was going to skip this one.I love love loved Celine in this one She s experienced evenand stands stronger than ever I loved her tenacity and refusal to be placated Bastian is evenintriguing this time around I was captivated reading him figure out how he moves forward And again, I could have done with 5000%Odette.Plot wise, it was a bit info dumpy in the beginning, but I relished finally knowing the backstory of everyth After that ending of The Beautiful, there was no way I was going to skip this one.I love love loved Celine in this one She s experienced evenand stands stronger than ever I loved her tenacity and refusal to be placated Bastian is evenintriguing this time around I was captivated reading him figure out how he moves forward And again, I could have done with 5000%Odette.Plot wise, it was a bit info dumpy in the beginning, but I relished finally knowing the backstory of everything Once things got going, there were reveals and false trails and I was here for all of my second guessing I will say that the ending felt very unfinished and I m hoping there will be another book I ve been told from several people that it s going to be multiple books, but haven t seen an official announcement Overall, I loved Ren e s take on vampires and will absolutely read anything she puts her name on Huge thanks to GP Putnam s Sons BFYR for providing the arc free of charge Did Renee Ahdieh sell her soul to the devil to get the most beautiful covers ever Me disliked the first book Me sees a giveaway of the 2nd My brain What are you doingMy brain StopMy brain NENIAAAMe click I received this complimentary ARC from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Penguin Teen for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.Let me just start off by saying The Beautiful was one of my favorite books of 2019 Renee Ahdieh brings back vampires, but makes them so muchbreathtaking 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 itLife is not given to any of u Thank you Penguin Teen for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.Let me just start off by saying The Beautiful was one of my favorite books of 2019 Renee Ahdieh brings back vampires, but makes them so muchbreathtaking 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 itLife is not given to any of us Neither is love A hundred thousand years will not teach you that truth You must accept it for 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 definitelyfocused 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 andI thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Bastien s emotions, his passions, his strengths, and weaknesses I care so much for Sebastien Saint Germain and getting to know his darkest most inner thoughts was the best thing I could have asked for Besides Bastien, we see a lotperspectives which was a total plus for 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 for 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 first half of the book, but with the way the story flowed so smoothly I didn t mindBecause 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 Honestly, I knew we would seeof the vampire side of New Orleans and I was correct, but I learned so muchof 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 for sure is I can t wait Totally and utterly shocked THE ROMANCE THAT ENDING RTC New York Times Bestselling Author Ren E Ahdieh Returns With The Second Installment Of Her New Sumptuous, Sultry And Romantic Series, The Beautiful Following The Events Of The Beautiful, S Bastien Saint Germain Is Now Cursed And Forever 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 For Loving Bastien Still Recovering From Injuries Sustained During A Night She Can T Quite 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 Quite Ready To Learn Forces Hiding In The Shadows Have Been Patiently Waiting For This Moment For Centuries And Just As Bastien And Celine Begin To Uncover The Danger Around Them, They Learn Their Love Could Tear Them Apart 4.5 starsWow Wow The Beautiful was one of my favourite reads last year It had captivating characters, breathtaking descriptions of New Orleans, a highly intriguing plot, and vampires Renee Ahdieh made vampires cool again in 2019 in the most sophisticated and seductive way I applaud her for that So obviously, I had quite high expectations for its sequel, The Damned The Damned is definitelyof S bastien s book It makes perfect sense when you remember how the last book ended In this b 4.5 starsWow Wow The Beautiful was one of my favourite reads last year It had captivating characters, breathtaking descriptions of New Orleans, a highly intriguing plot, and vampires Renee Ahdieh made vampires cool again in 2019 in the most sophisticated and seductive way I applaud her for that So obviously, I had quite high expectations for its sequel, The Damned The Damned is definitelyof S bastien s book It makes perfect sense when you remember how the last book ended In this book, we were given many different POVs, but I would say that the majority of them were Bastien s Also, while everyone else s were in 3rd person, Bastien s chapters were in 1st person It was an interesting decision but one that I completely loved It really helped us become fully invested in his mind and his thoughts Bastien goes through a lot in this book He is a boy that is always enticed by the darkness within and around him But after being engulfed by anger and going through massive life changes, we may see a side of Bastien that comes a bit closer to the light insteadBastien internally battles with the idea of loyalty vs family and what it really means to love someone It was so intriguing to be in his head for the majority of this book Though Celine was still one of our main characters, she doesn t become too heavily involved in everything till about the 25% mark At first, I was a bit bummed since I adore Celine she is one of my favourite protagonists however, again, when you remember how the previous book ended, it made perfect sense You do see and hear quite a bit of her, but the story to be told belongs to Bastien and his immortal family I must add that Celine definitely takes a solid hold back of the story in the second half of the book as we dive into her mysteries and the unveiling truths of her life Bastien remains on the list of my favourite main characters He is headstrong, quick to act, smart, and cunning Every step he takes is a calculated one Of course, at the beginning of his story in this book, he had a lot to overcome But watching him do that, watching him be angry and sad and lonely, made me only adore himWatching his journey from anger to passion, from lost to found, was truly something to behold This book does not slow down It is action packed and has you excitingly anticipating the next moment I was excited to seedevelopment between Celine and Pippa s friendship There was a very crucial moment between those two that needed to happen in order to strengthen their bond Also, it gave usdepth to Pippa s story and her personality Also, speaking of Pippa Pippa x Arjun I would like to see it The seeds were definitely planted for a possible future between those two Their dynamic, though we only got a tiny bit of it, was captivating and entertaining The side characters in La Cour des Lions were explored muchthan the first book I was happy to know of their stories and their personalities Jae s backstory was so intricate and intriguing I was chomping at the bit to find outabout him Also, Odette is everything to me and I could ve done with sooo muchOdette content I love Arjun as well and I wish we would ve gottenof him and his story but sooommethinnnggg tells me we will be getting a lot of it in the next book This book opens up so much further into the lore of this world Giving insight to mystical and paranormal creatures, it took a turn I did not expect Like it truly came out of nowhere for me Because of this, The Damned has a slightly different vibe than The Beautiful That being said, it still takes place in New Orleans, it is still magnificently atmospheric and enchantingly haunting Though it did take the unexpected turn I mentioned, I grew to love it It really helps thicken the plot of the overall series, giving weight and depth to the story and raising the stakes of everything And of course, Ahdieh s rich world building makes these new turns and discoveries just as captivating as the first book I am excited to see how the new world and characters come into play in the next book I want to add that I can see some people be slightly disappointed in the turn this book takes It truly takes on a whole new world, in a sense It becomes muchof a fantasy But I loved it in the end This book got sexy and I just want to thank Renee Ahdieh for giving that to us The ending was magnificently earth shattering So many different reveals happened throughout the course of the book and I thought I could be surprised noBut no Renee really did that So many shocking things happened at the very end And just when you think all the plot twists were overnope Another one slaps you in the face at the very last few paragraphs of the book The few problems I have with this book are as follows the ending felt a bit rushed The story made sense but I think we could ve done with a fewchapters to slow down and focus on a few details within the plot One example is that there is a moment in which Celine comes to a decision one that I loved, I should add but it felt almost a bit rushed We could have been givendevelopment on that Also, this book focuses a little less on the romance when compared to its predecessor Romance was still there and just as beautiful, just not as present I am so grateful to have read an ARC of The Damned I cannot believe that I ll have to wait something like a year for the next book I am so fully captivated by this series and the world and characters that Renee Ahdieh created In conclusion, get excited everyone And also strap in Because The Damned is about to rock your wold Thank you to the publishers PenguinTeen for providing me a copy of this via netgalley I got to meet this amazing cover artist First book s cover is so muchhh better than the book and look at this one It is FANTASTIC For the second book Fingers crossed I hope we got our highly expected vampire stories which we didn t have at the first book


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