[PDF/EBOOK] The Beautiful Ones ✓ Silvia Moreno-Garcia

  • Hardcover
  • 327
  • The Beautiful Ones
  • Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • English
  • 07 August 2017
  • 9781250099068

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Download ☆ The Beautiful Ones 100 From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a sweeping romance with a dash of magicThey are the Beautiful Ones Loisail’s most notable socialites and this spring is Nina’s chance to join their ranks courtesy of her well connected cousin and his calculating wife But the Grand Season has just begun and already Nina’s debut has gone disastrously awry She has always st This book was beautiful It does have a slow pace and very character driven but I was never bored at all I kept wanting to turn each page There is heartbreak and moments where I wanted to slap a certain character Hector Hector Hector I wanted to shake you so much in the beginning but I still love you The atmosphere was breathtaking and the prose was awesome Also loved Antonina s love of insects Review on my blog

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Download ☆ The Beautiful Ones 100 Der his tutelage With Hector’s help Nina’s talent blossoms as does her love for himBut great romances are for fairytales and Hector is hiding a truth from Nina andhimself that threatens to end their courtship before it truly begins The Beautiful Ones is a charming tale of love and betrayal and the struggle between conformity and passion set in a world where scandal is a razor sharp weap This was lovely and reader I hugged this book at the end I might also have read the ending a few times

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Download ☆ The Beautiful Ones 100 Ruggled to control her telekinesis neighbors call her the Witch of Oldhouse and the haphazard manifestations of her powers make her the subject of malicious gossipWhen entertainer Hector Auvray arrives to town Nina is dazzled A telekinetic like her he has traveled the world performing his talents for admiring audiences He sees Nina not as a witch but ripe with potential to master her power un Silvia Moreno Garcia s The Beautiful Ones offers readers a kaleidoscope of nostalgic trimmings a splash of Austen a dash or two of the Bronte Sisters with an early modernist garnish Set in a fantasy alt history version of post industrial France but dealing mainly with an aristocratic class resembling the landed gentry of the British the novel s plot centers around a nouveau riche entertainer Hector Auvray who returns home after many years abroad to rekindle an old flame by way of the beautiful Valerie Beaulieu who years before had broken off their secret engagement so she could marry into a wealthy family In the present Hector pretends to court Valerie s cousin by marriage Nina Beaulieu but only as an excuse to be close to Valerie The magical wrinkle in all of this is that a small number of people in this society have telekinetic powers Hector and Nina among them High society considers telekinesis a vulgar subject but Hector s male privilege permits him to hone his natural talents into skills that make him a successful stage performer who is then generally accepted by the upper class because of his wealth and fame Nina is not so lucky Her family regards her telekinetic abilities as a shameful nuisance so her skills remain unrefined her powers asserting themselves only at the most inconvenient times As a result she is a bit of an outcast at a time 19 years old when she is supposed to be entering society but she manages to stay in good enough graces thanks to the indulgence of her rich cousin Valerie s husband GaetanThe Beautiful Ones is very successful as a straightforward genre exercise While the story doesn t shy away from Bronte esue melodrama it does so through the lens of Austen esue psychological realism This is especially welcome when the novel is dealing with the fantastical element of the story which is presented in a grounded and ordinary way The novel is perfectly plotted and the shifting points of view offer the reader a rounded perspective of the main actors as the drama unfoldsThere is a kind of purity to Moreno Garcia s approach that works against the novel an unwillingness to contaminate the proceedings with anything resembling a direct political or social commentary The novel s alternaFrance has motorcars and other novelties of the early industrialized world so it is beyond me why in some respects such as the fact that the heroes have the luxury of not worrying about their finances while the villains are motivated by their lack of access to capital the author seems unwilling to deconstruct polite society in the vein of the early modernists Despite some thematic ambiguities The Beautiful Ones is exceptional in form careful in its study of character and buoyed by Moreno Garcia s expressive prose and tightly managed storytelling I don t think it s possible to read the book without rooting for its lovers to unite or without being charmed by the elegant world the author has created