Lissa's Review: The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
VIA NETGALLEY PUBLISHER:Thomas Dunne Books RELEASED: October 24, 2017 GENRE: HISTORICAL FANTASY LENGTH: 326 pages FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK, AUDIBLE
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. TWO BOUNDLESS STARS
Initially, I was attracted to this story by the cover. It’s a beautiful one and just wanted to jump in and it read it. The story is about Antonina who lives in this world, where she has to attend an event, in order to meet a husband. The story is written in the third person, which I have a hard time connecting with the characters. It was beautiful written though, I just didn’t connect. It is very slow at the beginning. I’m not a fan of slow, I’d rather get to the heart of what’s going on.
Overall, I give this Two Boundless Stars. It was ok, but could have been better.