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The Beautiful Ones Print on Demand (Paperback) – 19 January 2018

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  • Print on Demand (Paperback) : 446 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1927990254
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1927990254
  • Dimensions : 14 x 2.52 x 21.6 cm
  • Publisher : Innsmouth Free Press; UK ed. edition (19 January 2018)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
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“Moreno-Garcia 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 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, starred review

“The talented author of Certain Dark Things and Signal to Noise returns with a novel that is light on fantasy but overflowing with delicious melodrama … a great fit for fans of the 18th-century French classic Les Liaisons Dangereuses.” – Library Journal

“This elegant tale of hidden desires and misplaced amour will appeal to fans of historical fantasy.” – Booklist

“Though it may depart in setting and subgenre, The Beautiful Ones demonstrates Moreno-Garcia’s smart and colorful writing, with descriptions both sensory and sumptuous, and characters you will root for, even in their worst moments.” – B&N Blog

The Beautiful Ones is an elegantly paced novel that moves its characters into place with ease, with careful attention paid to ways a word or a moment can change an entire life.” – Book Page

“Many of Moreno-Garcia’s characters do terrible, despicable things to hurt each other and profit personally in this book, but that’s what keeps them and the narrative interesting. It’s a slow-burn, stately novel about the magic of what it means to love, and love truly.” – Tor.com

“Readers who enjoy light speculative elements, historical fantasy, romance, and beautiful prose will find a trove. Straddling several genres with elegant intelligence, The Beautiful Ones is both an easy read and a fulfilling one.” – Locus

“This is the third novel I read by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and I loved all of them in different ways: each in a different genre by a chameleon writer with incredible writing skills.” – Kirkus

“The Beautiful Ones is a hauntingly lovely book, romantic and crushing by turns, touched with magic on every level.” – Vancouver Sun

About the Author

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the critically-acclaimed author of Signal to Noise-winner of a Copper Cylinder Award, finalist of the British Fantasy, Locus, Sunburst and Aurora awards-and Certain Dark Things, selected as one of NPR's best books of 2016. The Beautiful Ones, a novel of manners with a speculative element, is her third book. She won a World Fantasy Award for her work as an editor.

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3.0 out of 5 stars More manners than fantasy, but a lovely read
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