Arc review: the Beautiful by Renee ahdieh

Finally a new Renee ahdieh book! And we’re getting vampires or so they say.

Going into this book excited. Starts off with a girl named celine traveling from Paris to New Orleans for a new life in 1872. Going in you don’t really know what she is trying to leave. But finally in this fabulous city, Renee makes the perfect city with all its luxury’s and words that make it sound amazing. So the pace is quite nice getting glimpse of the city with starting to add some side characters and get to explore more of Celine’s personality. Starts off shy but also very coy and more tough than you think. As story goes along it was nice to see her nervous and scared but didn’t stop her even after people tried make her scared and such. After though this point in story after get to learn New Orleans and it’s way and just sounds like the life and learning it’s chain of command who has you thinking who it is. Story goes really stagnant by this point with the story and by time book even starts to pick up the book is at 65-70% thru. And don’t really learn what anyone is to my eye. Soo I was let down to this regard and hardly any “vampires” if want to call them that.

Side character plots:

Some of side characters introduced are poops and odette who show majority of story.

These character plots some were good some not. Pippa at first seems to be a great side character and the friend to lean thru the story, and had a good character plot going but for some odd reasoning gets put way to back burner. Which don’t understand as much I felt should of been a tad more.

Odette on the other hand she is shown early and enjoyed her big time. She is wicked charm but also can handle her own. She doesn’t have as much story plot behind her but fixture thru the story line. And can hope she can get more stuff In book 2 and see how she became who she was to original story.

So overal after first part I couldn’t wait to finish the book if renee could of made the middle better I think I could of liked it more.

Plot: 3/5

Pacing: 1/5

Characters story plot: 3/5

Cover rating: 3.5/5 (I think pirates more)

Overall rating: 2.75/5

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