[ARC] The Damned by Renée Ahdieh Review

Title: The Damned
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Pages: 456
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Published: 7th July 2020
Rating: 5/5 stars

*possible spoilers ahead*

Following the events of The Beautiful, Sébastien Saint Germain is now cursed and forever changed. The treaty between the Fallen and the Brotherhood has been broken, and war between the immortals seems imminent. The price of loving Celine was costly. But Celine has also paid a high price for loving Bastien. Still recovering from injuries sustained during a night she can’t quite remember, her dreams are troubled. And she doesn’t know 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 quite ready to learn. Forces hiding in the shadows have been patiently waiting for this moment for centuries. And just as Bastien and Celine begin to uncover the danger around them, they learn their love could tear them apart.

Thank you so much to Hodder & Stoughton for sending me a copy to review!

My thoughts:
The Damned picks up a few weeks after the events of The Beautiful. Following the traumatic attack on Celine and Bastien’s life, Celine begs Nicodemus to save Bastien no matter the cost to her. In exchange for sacrificing all her memories of Bastien and what happened between them, Nicodemus turns him into a vampire to save him from certain death.

When her lost memories slowly begin coming back to her, Celine struggles with who she can really trust. With all her friends keeping the truth from her she becomes frustrated and takes matters into her own hands. She seeks out Bastien, and enters La Cour des Lions once again.

With a war brewing between the Fallen and the Brotherhood, and a mysterious character from Bastien’s past returns with sinister intentions, Celine and Bastien begin to uncover the danger closing in around them. The Damned is full of romance, shocking moments and unexpected thrills!

This book!! WOW 😍 I absolutely couldn’t put it down! It was an amazing sequel and getting to see Celine fall in love with Bastien all over again was so sweet. They are so made for each other ❤️

Hope you all enjoyed my review 😀 Have you guys read The Damned yet? Will you be picking it up? Let me know what you thought in the comments 😀 Bye guys, happy reading! x

About the author

Renée Ahdieh is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn series and The Flame in the Mist series. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her spare time, she likes to dance salsa and collect shoes. She is passionate about all kinds of curry, rescue dogs, and college basketball. The first few years of her life were spent in a high-rise in South Korea; consequently, Renée enjoys having her head in the clouds. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and their tiny overlord of a dog.

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