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ARC Review: The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Beautiful Ones

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I LOVED this book. I didn’t expect to at all, since the writing style is unexpected and at first turned me off, but the story kept dragging me back in.

The story itself is simple – the upper class, former lovers, rejection, new love, jealousy, destruction. It reminds me of something by Henry James or Edith Wharton, full of drama and passion and also restrained. At the same time, the writing style is reminiscent of Ernest Hemingway. It is clipped and to the point and dry, even emotionless. Yet still the story burns with passion and jealousy. I don’t understand how Silvia Moreno-Garcica wrought such magic, but I loved every moment I spent reading it.

*Thanks to NetGalley and Quercus books for providing an e-arc for review.