In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead.
But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, it's also a safe haven after she's forced to flee her life in Paris. Quickly enraptured by the vibrant city, from its music to its extravagant soirées and even its danger, she soon becomes embroiled in the city's glitzy underworld, and particularly the group known as La Cour des Lions.
But when a body is found in their lair, Celine is forced to battle her attraction for the group's enigmatic leader, Sébastien Saint Germain, and suspicions about his guilt, along with her own secrets.
As more bodies are discovered, New Orleans becomes gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose - one who seems to have Celine in his sights. But when she finally takes matters into her own hands, she finds herself caught in the midst of an age-old feud between the darkest creatures of the night, where the price of forbidden love is her life.
~I was gifted a copy via netgalley - all opinions are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - This has to be my favourite book Renee has written and one of my favourites of this year. I need more, I miss the characters, the story just, all off it. It was fantastic, gripping, dark, gothic and just overall wonderful.
It is detailed, dark and mysterious. Heart-pounding, full of drama, thrilling tones and a bunch of characters that you will adore and just want to keep reading about. Intriguing from the start and as you start to get deeper into the story you won't be able to stop with an ending that makes you want more.
In 19th century New Orleans we meet a girl called Celine who, lives in a convent with other girls. The night is filled with terror. Something is happening and young girls are paying the price. More bodies are getting found and people are getting scared but, Celine is hiding a secret, something she must keep hidden. There is a beautiful society but there is more than meets the eye with these people.
This book was really interesting. In a world that is mysterious and full of creatures you've only read about it is about a girl trying to find out why people are getting murdered, trying to protect her friends and trying to figure her way in this side of a world she has only just found out that existed and it was written so wonderfully that I need more.
In a world full of mystery and a girl at the centre trying to figure out who is murdering people before it's too late. I won't say too much on most of the plot as this a book you need to jump right into and just love it. Especially the ending! It will get you right in the heart. Celine is not afraid to stand back and hide in the shadows, she is ready to do what she can to find the murderer and save the people she loves and protect them. She is a fantastic main character who I just loved reading about.
One of the best books of 2019 and I just need more.