Welcome to Colsten Can’t Wait, which is my verison of Waiting On Wednesday! Every week, my cat and I pick out an upcoming book we’re really looking forward to and highlight it! This week, we picked out The Beautiful.
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 Le 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 Le 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.
VAMPIRES! I have always loved vampires and I have been waiting for them to make a comeback. I don’t know why they got so strung out or why people got so tired of them, but I am ready for a new wave of them. And this book is definitely going to help.b It takes place in 1827 New Orleans and the main character used to be a dressmaker from Paris. That sounds really, really awesome. The plot sounds like it’s going to be dark, filled with intrigue, and hold lots of secrets. I’m looking forward to seeing how this book combines the glitzy world Celine finds with the bloody murders and secrets that are swirling around. I think they will mix wonderfully and it will make the story something truly amazing.
Thank you for reading!