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The Beautiful Ones - Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Beautiful Ones - Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Title: The Beautiful Ones

Author:  Silvia Moreno-Garcia

ISBN:  9781529416107

Weight:  905 g

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The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a sweeping romance rich with love and betrayal, with more than a dash of magic.

They 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 struggled to control her telekinesis: the haphazard manifestations of her powers have long made her the subject of gossip – malicious neighbours even call her the Witch of Oldhouse.

But Nina’s life is about to change, for there is a new arrival in town: Hector Auvray, the renowned entertainer, who has used his own telekinetic talent to perform for admiring audiences around the world.  Nina is dazzled by Hector, for he sees her not as a witch, but ripe with magical potential.  Under his tutelage, Nina’s talent blossoms – as does her love for the great man.

But great romances are for fairy-tales, and Hector is hiding a secret bitter truth from Nina – and himself – that threatens their courtship.

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 weapon.

Peer & Press Reviews

This novel of manners presents carefully crafted characters with nuanced motivations to rival any Thomas Hardy classic.  Moreno-Garcia adeptly captures the ecstatic highs of first love and the bitter disappointments of first heartbreak.  Hints of the paranormal and dashes of adventure and feminism are subtly interwoven, making for an unforgettable work.

School Library Journal

Straddling several genres with elegant intelligence… it’s a slow-burn, stately novel about the magic of what it means to love, and love truly.

Tor.com

The whole book is a magnificent tangle of unspoken words and feelings.  Nothing is tepid; everything, even the absence of feelings, is charged with danger and heartache.

Strange Horizons

Bibliographic Info

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Title The Beautiful Ones
Author
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On a signature page, tipped-in before the half title page.
(Printed on this page is the title, the name of the author, and the logo / name of the publisher’s imprint.)
Book Stats
Publisher Quercus Editions
Imprint Jo Fletcher Books
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9781529416107
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 292
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 162 x 32mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Martin Dee
Jacket illustration Emma Leonard / The Jacky Winter Group

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