Renée Ahdieh

Renée Ahdieh is the author of The BeautifulFlame in the Mist, and Smoke in the Sun as well as the #1 New York Times bestselling The Wrath and the Dawn and its sequel, The Rose and the Dagger. In her spare time, she likes to dance salsa and collect shoes. The Damned (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers) is Ahdieh’s latest installment in The Beautiful series. The first book, set in 1870s New Orleans, was a historical murder mystery with a twist of vampirism. In The Damned, Sébastien Saint Germain is now cursed and forever changed. The war between the immortals seems imminent. The price of loving Celine was costly. But Celine has also paid a high price for loving Bastien and in the process 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 ready to learn. Forces hiding in the shadows have been patiently waiting for this moment. praised it noting “Forbidden romance and harsh consequences set up this highly anticipated sequel that will leave you wanting so much more.”