Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday No. 30: The Beautiful Ones, by Silvia Moreno-García

Welcome to "Can't Wait Wednesday"!
This is a weekly event hosted by
Tressa @ Wishful Endings, and inspired by "Waiting On Wednesday", which used to be hosted by
 Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

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As in the previous meme, this one showcases future releases  we book  bloggers 
are eagerly anticipating!!
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Here's my choice for this week!

 The Beautiful Ones
Silvia Moreno-García
Hardcover,  320 pages
Thomas Dunne Books
October 24, 2017    
Fantasy, Historical Fiction,
Paranormal Romance

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

Why I can't wait for this one!

Well, I have to say that I don't think I've ever come across a novel quite like this one before! The time period involved, which is usually dated from the end of the Franco-Prussian War in 1871 to the beginning of World War I in 1914, is one I'm not very familiar with. According to the Wikipedia article about it, there was a lot of optimism, economic prosperity, and scientific innovation. It was also a time in which the arts gave the world many masterpieces in literature, music, theater, and visual art. This sounds like just the sort of world I'd enjoy reading about, ESPECIALLY if there's romance involved!! And, last but definitely NOT least, the author is Hispanic!! For me, that's a HUGE bonus, as I'm Hispanic myself!!

Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination. Silvia Moreno-García's debut novel, Signal to Noise, about music, magic and Mexico City, won a Copper Cylinder Award and was nominated for the British Fantasy, Locus, Aurora and Sunburst awards. Her second novel, Certain Dark Things, is a noir with Mexicans vampires. She co-edited the anthology She Walks in Shadows (winner of the World Fantasy Award) and is an editor at the magazine The Dark.

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  1. You've got me wanting to read this one too, Maria. I love the premise. And I can't resist anything with a historical slant to it. Thank you for bringing this one to my attention. I will book on the look out for it.

    1. Hi, Wendy!

      SO glad you're interested in this one, too!! Yeah, the premise is indeed original! And I LOVE the historical angle, as well! Historical fiction will ALWAYS grab my interest!

      You're very welcome for the heads up! Hope you enjoy it as much as I think I will!!

      Thanks so much for the nice comment!! HUGS TO YOU AND MOUSE!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  2. Wow this looks SO good!! I was sold on it straight away because of the cover ;) Green's my favourite colour and it looks SO stunning with the silhouette of the girl.
    Amazing choice, Maria! This book sounds fascinating. I hope you get to read it soon and absolutely love it! I can't wait to know what you think.
    HUGS! :) :) :) <3 <3

    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

    1. Hi, Amy!

      Yeah, doesn't it? I SO agree with you about the cover!! I LOVE it!!!! Green is a very BEAUTIFUL color indeed! My own favorite is blue, as you know, but green is also great!! And yes, it's really STUNNING with the silhouette of the girl!

      Glad you like my choice! And yes, the plot does sound fascinating! I've never heard of anything like it! I sure can't wait to read it!!

      Thanks for the lovely comment!! HUGS RIGHT BACK AT YA!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  3. Hey Maria- This book is set in an interesting time period. That seems unusual for a novel of this type. This was a time of optimism for many. Unfortunately World War I started what was to be 40 years of terrible times.

    Have a great week!

    1. Hey, Brian!

      Yeah, it SURE is!! I've never heard of any other novel with a plot like this one, and in this time period.

      I need to read more about this time period. All I do know is that this is when one of my favorite art movements, Art Nouveau, flourished. And yes, it was a time of optimism. How sad that WWI put an end to it....and then WWII came along. I sure hope we won't have any more world conflicts in THIS century!

      Hope you have a great week, too!! Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 :)

  4. Thank yu for the context and the history for the time period, Maria -- it certainly puts things into perspective!

    1. Hi, Verushka!

      Oh, you're very welcome!! Yeah, I didn't know much about this time period (except for the fact that one of my favorite art movements, Art Nouveau, flourished during this time), so I looked it up on Wikipedia. It SURE sounds fascinating, doesn't it?

      Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  5. This is a great time period and It sounds like it will be a good read for sure! Great pick..

    Jenea's Book Obsession's Can’t-Wait Wednesday

    1. Hi, Jenea!

      Yeah, it SURE is!! I can't wait to read this novel! Glad you like my pick!!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 :)

  6. The synopsis kind of reminds me of Blood Rose Rebellion. Hope you enjoy it!

    1. Hi, Darlene!

      Oh, really? That's another one I want to read! Well, hopefully, there will be some differences between the two books, as well.

      I'm sure I'll enjoy this book!! Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  7. This one is already on my wishlist and I've been trying desperately to score an ARC (with no luck). I read "Certain Dark Things" in January and it's been one of my faves this year (and ever) and I vowed to read anything this author puts out.

    Hey, another aside. Since you actually are considering reading "Dread Nation" after seeing it last week on my blog, I think we should buddy read it together in April when it comes out.

    1. Hi, Barb!

      Oh, GREAT!! I'm so glad you like it, too!!

      As for getting an ARC, maybe it's too early at this point in time. Keep trying!

      This is the first time I've come across this book and author. Now I want to read "Certain Dark Things", too!!

      Oh, that sounds like a GREAT idea!! Yeah, I can't believe I'm actually interested in reading a HORROR novel! LOL!! But this one has a kick-butt female hero, and I think the good guys win out in the end!! So yeah, I'll be more than happy to buddy=read it with you in April!! Looking forward to it!! YAAAAAA!!

      Thanks for the lovely comment!! HUGS TO YOU AND THE BOYS!! WOOF, WOOF!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. Hi, Stephanie! Yeah, it's AWESOME!! Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  9. Oh, this book sounds great! Am definitely adding to my TBR. Thanks for sharing this one.

    Renee ~ My Wow

    1. Hi, Renee!

      Yeah, it SURE does!! I'm so glad you're adding it to your TBR!! You're very welcome for the sharing!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 :)

  10. Hi, Ronyell!

    DEFINITELY!! Glad you like it, too!!

    Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)


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