A few weeks ago I won this ARC of Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s The Beautiful Ones from a giveaway. Now that I’ve finished it, I’ve decided that, instead of keeping it, I’d rather send the ARC to someone else who might be interested in reading it. (This will also save space on my shelves for books I buy or receive as gifts. *wink*)
I’m not looking to trade ARCs or get anything in return. I only want to give The Beautiful Ones a new home. The ARC itself is still in excellent condition, too; in other words, no tears, stains, or other damage.
Interested? Continuing reading after the jump.
What Is The Beautiful Ones About?
Here’s the synopsis of The Beautiful Ones:
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.
“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, grace, and just the right touch of magic.”
—M. J. ROSE, New York Times bestselling author
Who Might Be Interested in The Beautiful Ones?
This book might interest you if you’re a fan of the following:
- Belle Epoque-inspired settings
- Stories about magic (or, in this case, telekinetic powers) and desire clashing with high society
- Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s previous novels (Signal to Noise, Certain Dark Things)
- Books such as Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis or Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
What to Do If You’re Interested in This ARC
Since I’ll be shipping the book myself, I’m offering The Beautiful Ones only to U.S.-based readers. So, unfortunately, this won’t be available to international readers, and I hope they will understand why I’m doing this.
If you have a U.S. mailing address and are interested in receiving this ARC of The Beautiful Ones, please send me an email using my Contact Me page by midnight Eastern on Thursday, October 26th. Chances are I’ll be giving this away on a “first come first serve” basis. So the sooner you reach out to me, the more likely it will be yours. 😉
EDIT – 10/15/2017: The Beautiful Ones will be on its way to Mei-Mei @ Jedi By Knight very soon! Thanks for giving this ARC a new home, Mei-Mei. 🙂