The Beautiful Ones: A Novel by Silvia Moreno-GarciaThe Beautiful Ones: A Novel by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Beautiful Ones: A Novel

bySilvia Moreno-Garcia

Hardcover | October 24, 2017

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"Truly one of the most beautiful books I've read in a long time. This sweeping tale of love lost and found is told with old-world elegance and grace with just the right touch of magic." -M.J. Rose, New York Times bestselling author

The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia is a sweeping fantasy of manners set in a world inspired by the belle époque.

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 Valerie 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 dreamt of. But Hector's courtship of Nina is deceptive.

SILVIA MORENO-GARCIA is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Signal to Noise and Certain Dark Things and the short story collection This Strange Way of Dying, which was a finalist for the Sunburst Award in Canada. She was a finalist for the Manchester Fiction Prize and a recipient of the Gloria Vanderbilt/Exile Award for Be...
Title:The Beautiful Ones: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.43 × 6.3 × 1.19 inPublished:October 24, 2017Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1250099064

ISBN - 13:9781250099068

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A heartfelt and charming romance This is a lovely book; warm and so beautifully written that I was immediately engaged with the characters. Antonina's innocence and vivacity, Hector's calcified determination, and Valerie's poisonous resentment and pride-- It's elegant. I can't remember the last time I read a book that balanced such precisely drawn language with such deep emotion, and I can't remember the last time I was so engaged with a character's growth and progress. I was hoping it would end well but I wasn't sure it would, and the final dénouement was beautiful to see. I don't usually read romances, so I'm not sure if I'm doing this book justice or missing common talking points. But I'd absolutely recommend picking it up.
Date published: 2018-01-27

Editorial Reviews

"Moreno-Garcia (Certain Dark Things) fills her fantastic novel of manners with sumptuous language and plausible romantic complications in a setting that appears to be based on 19th-century France and is lightly garnished with minor magic...Readers who enjoyed Mary Robinette Kowal's Glamourist Histories magical Regency series will be particularly enthralled by the genuine emotions evoked in the course of the unsustainable love triangle." -Publishers Weekly"This elegant tale of hidden desires and misplaced amour will appeal to fans of historical fantasy." -Booklist"Think futuristic Jane Austen." -Vancouver Sun