ARC review, book review, young adult

The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh (ARC Review)

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… Read More The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh (ARC Review)

top ten tuesdays, weekly meme

Top Ten Tuesday #52: Top Ten Red and White Covers (Happy Birthday Canada!)

Happy Tuesday, and happy Top Ten Tuesday day, everyone! This week’s original theme was ” Books with Red, White, & Blue Covers (In honor of the 4th of July in the USA. Choose covers with your own country’s colors if you prefer!)” Since Canada Day was on July 1st, I thought that I would switch it… Read More Top Ten Tuesday #52: Top Ten Red and White Covers (Happy Birthday Canada!)