So a few days ago, Renée Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn and Flame in the Mist (among several other must-reads), *might* have hinted at some special news coming our way pretty soon.
Naturally, everyone couldn’t help but speculate.
What could it be?
A movie adaption?
A special edition of something?
A corgi puppy?
Okay, so sadly it wasn’t the corgi puppy, but it’s almost as just good.
It all went down something like this:
There *might* just be some amazing news tomorrow STAY TUNED
.#reneeahdieh #books #bookstagram #ya #YAlit #ireadya #amreading #booklovers #bibliophile #bookaddict #ireadeverywhere… https://t.co/dmP4pH1Gmq
— renee ahdieh (@rahdieh) October 9, 2018
Some people *might* responded in the most subtle of ways.
I *might* just die from excitement
— toni (@_tariley) October 9, 2018
Oh rreaaaaaally~ pic.twitter.com/gg1egnKfEp
— Ash (@ashesofbkdragon) October 9, 2018
While others *might* have lost their minds just a little.
And by that, we mean the Instagram comment section looked a little something like this.
(Sabaa Tahir was no exception)
Are you ready? Yes? Okay.
The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh IS COMING IN 2019.
Guys. The trailer. THE. TRAILER.
Synopsis? We got that too.
In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to 17-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she’s forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly becomes enamored with the vibrant city from the music to the food to the soirées and — especially — to the danger. She soon becomes embroiled in the city’s glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group’s leader, the enigmatic Sèbastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in the lair of La Cour des Lions, Celine battles her attraction to him and suspicions about Sèbastien’s guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret. When more bodies are discovered, each crime more gruesome than the last, Celine and New Orleans become gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose — one Celine is sure has set her in his sights . . . and who may even be the young man who has stolen her heart. As the murders continue to go unsolved, Celine takes matters into her own hands and soon uncovers something even more shocking: an age-old feud from the darkest creatures of the underworld reveals a truth about Celine she always suspected simmered just beneath the surface.
VAMPIRES. ARE. BACK.
I’m so excited to get into vampires again!!!!
— Ashley (@ashley_2757) October 9, 2018
You had me at vampires!!!! ❤️♂️❤️
— Jess O’Lantern (@aGREATreader) October 9, 2018
PSA: You’re never too old for vampire books.
I admit that even at the ripe old age of 38, I will be all over this.
— Kati M (@Riverwinde13) October 9, 2018
age is only a number. immortal is the new 30 <3
— renee ahdieh (@rahdieh) October 9, 2018
And it turns out you guys are about as excited as we are.
— Amber Medley (@LinesandVines) October 9, 2018
So the reactions are pretty much what you’d expect.
— Jessica Bibi “The Darkling isn’t dead” Cooper (@JessicaBCooper) October 9, 2018
YES. YES. YES. THANK YOU RENEE.
— darling reader (@darling_reader) October 9, 2018
I NEED THIS BOOK!
— Kylie Ann Screamin’ (@KylieAnnWrites) October 9, 2018
to Goodreads again
But tbh some people gave up and responded in GIFs and if that’s not a mood we don’t know what is.
— Jaxi (@JaclynPsyD) October 9, 2018
— Carolyn Percy (@Cfpercy) October 9, 2018
This is the book series of my dreams and I cannot wait pic.twitter.com/cMdiNt3MUB
— Fifi (@sneakysidekick) October 9, 2018
— stacee (@book_junkee) October 9, 2018
— Valia-a-a “Oh my Gourd!” Lind (@ValiaLind) October 9, 2018
And can we please talk about all the fellow author love going on?
HI OMG THE NEWS IS OUT AND YOU GUYS ARE NOT READY FOR THIS. I had the extraordinary privilege to read this story in draft & it’s intoxicating. @rahdieh #THEBEAUTIFUL #SèbastienSaintGermainisForeverSeBAEstien https://t.co/XFT0WgTaIy
— Roshani Chokshi (Rosh-Knee Chalk-She) (@Roshani_Chokshi) October 9, 2018
GIIIIIRL I AM SO EXCITED IT SOUNDS SOOO GOOOOOD!!
— Rachel Hawkins (@LadyHawkins) October 9, 2018
Girl. Every part of me is ready.
— Wendy Higgins (@Wendy_Higgins) October 9, 2018
AAAAACCCKKK congratulations!! My NOLA/vampire/beautiful darkness-loving heart is going KERTHUMP
— Melissa Albert (@mimi_albert) October 9, 2018
CONGRATS RENEE! This sounds amazing!
— Julie C. Dao (@jules_writes) October 9, 2018
— sarahdessen (@sarahdessen) October 9, 2018
Ooh, this sounds lush. Congratulations!
— Samantha Shannon (@say_shannon) October 9, 2018
OMG!!!!! This sounds SO up my alley!
— Michelle Krys (@MichelleKrys) October 9, 2018
YESSSSSSSSSSSS THIS SOUNDS AMAAAZE CONGRATS!!!
— Gory M. Lee (@LoriMLee) October 9, 2018
ALL the author love.
— courtney summers (@courtney_s) October 9, 2018
THIS IS EVERYTHING
— Alexandra Christo (@alliechristo) October 9, 2018
WOW!!! Congratulations, Renee!!!!
— Traci Chee (@tracichee) October 9, 2018
Don’t even get us STARTED about Sabaa’s early review.
So, to put it simply:
I’M EXCITED FOR THIS!!!!!! ♡♡♡♡♡ pic.twitter.com/L6xyGHDTkJ
— chocobooster (@books_ish) October 9, 2018
And now…we wait.