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[[ Download Kindle ]] ⚶ The Damned ó New York Times Bestselling Author Ren E Ahdieh Returns With The Second Installment Of Her New Sumptuous, Sultry And Romantic Series, The Beautiful Following The Events Of The Beautiful, S Bastien Saint Germain Is Now Cursed And Forever Changed The Treaty Between The Fallen And The Brotherhood Has Been Broken, And War Between The Immortals Seems Imminent The Price Of Loving Celine Was Costly But Celine Has Also Paid A High Price For Loving Bastien Still Recovering From Injuries Sustained During A Night She Can T Quite Remember, Her Dreams Are Troubled And She Doesn T Know She Has Inadvertently Set Into Motion A Chain Of Events That Could Lead To Her Demise And Unveil A Truth About Herself She S Not Quite Ready To Learn Forces Hiding In The Shadows Have Been Patiently Waiting For This Moment For Centuries And Just As Bastien And Celine Begin To Uncover The Danger Around Them, They Learn Their Love Could Tear Them Apart I got to meet this amazing cover artist First book s cover is so muchhh better than the book and look at this one It is FANTASTIC For the second book Fingers crossed I hope we got our highly expected vampire stories which we didn t have at the first book Sadly, this sequel is like The Beautiful but with nowhere near enough sexy vampness to keep it thrilling.To be fair, I thought The Beautiful was only okay I gave it three stars It was a bit of mindless entertainment and I m a sucker ha, pun for sexy vampires, let s be honest But the world itself was quite weak, the setting felt nothing like 1872, and the whole supernatural politics aspect was not interesting to me With this book, I really just wanted some Bastien Celine smut, lol Or, lik Sadly, this sequel is like The Beautiful but with nowhere near enough sexy vampness to keep it thrilling.To be fair, I thought The Beautiful was only okay I gave it three stars It was a bit of mindless entertainment and I m a sucker ha, pun for sexy vampires, let s be honest But the world itself was quite weak, the setting felt nothing like 1872, and the whole supernatural politics aspect was not interesting to me With this book, I really just wanted some Bastien Celine smut, lol Or, like,makeouts, at least.Unfortunately, that part was lacking I mean, when the makeouts did happen, it was deliciously steamy, but the problem is that The Damned tries to get bigger and wilder with the plot and the result is an odd mishmash of mythologies and supernatural creatures There is so much wishy washy paranormal info about vampires, werewolves, enchantresses, ethereals but none of it had much depth Also, the first 150 pages of this book were a struggle because they consist of moving through different POVs and talking about what they want but can t have and what they don t remember and mysterious dark plans that they can t tell you about evil laugh Nothing actually happens, though And when it does happen, it all hits at once in a seemingly random stream of supernatural occurrences That part where one minute they are in New Orleans and literally the next minute they are in Maharashtra visiting the Lady of the Vale gave me whiplash I predicted, correctly, that Celine, Michael, and Bastien would end up in some faux love triangle One where Michael is clearly the third wheel and never a realistic candidate for Celine s heart, making any romantic scene between the two of them boring because there s absolutely no tension or excitement This is paranormal YA is she really going to pick the safe boring detective over the sexy naughty vampire What do YOU think The secondary characters overall were kinda bland, even this book s villain Everything is built up around Celine and Bastien, so I was indifferent to the other characters subplots and betrayals.For some reason, I had assumed this was a duology perhaps because Ahdieh s previous books were but it is clearly left open for a sequel Given the way this resolved, I am thinking the next book will beof the same, so I will probably give it a miss.Facebook Instagram I m 5 minutes post THE BEAUTIFUL and all I know is I need this book now Did Renee Ahdieh sell her soul to the devil to get the most beautiful covers ever