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The Beautiful Read-Along!

Join us for The Beautiful Read-Along! From May 3-30th we’ll be diving into the mysterious streets of New Orleans crawling with vampires in Renée Ahdieh’s The Beautiful. Whether you’ve read it twice already or are picking it up for the first time, ALL are welcome to join. Tag along on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #TheBeautifulBeDamned for progress updates, checklists, and more!

Scroll down to check out the reading schedule breakdown and read a bit about the book!


About The BeautifulIn 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-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 Sébastien 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 Sébastien’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.
At once a sultry romance and a thrilling murder mystery, master storyteller Renée Ahdieh embarks on her most potent fantasy series yet: The Beautiful.


Don’t have your copy yet? Get yours here!


Week 1 is done, so check out our recap of some of our favorite posts from readers. And if you’re a little bit behind, that’s okay because it’s not too late to catch up!



Once you’re done with Week 1, don’t forget your checklist (download here) and remember to tag us @penguinteen on Instagram!




Week 2 is a wrap! Check out our recap to see some of our favorite posts of the week. And don’t forget: it’s never too late to join in and catch up!



Don’t forget your Week 2 your checklist (download here) and remember to tag us @penguinteen on Instagram!




We made it through Week 3! Swing by our recap of our favorite posts, and it’s okay if you’re still catching up—we’re rooting for you!



Join the Facebook group!


Join our official Facebook fan group for The Beautiful series by Renée Ahdieh! Come chat with your fellow fans about all things vampires, New Orleans, and Celine x Bastien, and of course, your theories about what might happen next!

Click here to join!

If you’re done with Week 3, share your checklist (download here) and remember to tag us @penguinteen on Instagram!



We’re almost at the end! Here’s what we’re reading for Week 4:



Remember to check back here for more updates and recaps!


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