Monday, February 26, 2018

Review: The Beautiful Ones

33574143 The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In a world of etiquette and polite masks, no one is who they seem to be.

Antonina Beaulieu is in the glittering city of Loisail for her first Grand Season, where she will attend balls and mingle among high society. Under the tutelage of the beautiful but cold Valérie Beaulieu, she hopes to find a suitable husband. However, the haphazard manifestations of Nina’s telekinetic powers make her the subject of malicious gossip.

Yet dazzling telekinetic performer and outsider Hector Auvray sees Nina’s powers as a gift, and he teaches her how to hone and control them. As they spend more and more time together, Nina falls in love and believes she’s found the great romance that she’s always dreamed of, but Hector’s courtship of Nina is deceptive.

The Beautiful Ones is a sweeping fantasy of manners set in a world inspired by the Belle Époque.

*I received an ecopy through Good reads First Reads, this does not affect my review in any way*

This is a alternate historical romance with a dash of fantasy thrown in. I really enjoyed reading this one, and the characters were all unique. This story was very character driven, but I didn't find it dull or hard to read. I enjoyed the plot, and the writing style was well done.

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