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The Beautiful Ones

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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Welcome to Mexico City, an oasis in a sea of vampires. Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is just trying to survive its heavily policed streets when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life. Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood-drinkers, is smart and beautiful - and very dangerous. Domingo is mesmerised.
Atl needs to escape the city quickly, to get far away from the rival narco-vampire clan relentlessly pursuing her. Her plan doesn't include Domingo, but little by little, she finds herself warming up to the scrappy young man and his undeniable charm. As the trail of corpses stretches behind her, local cops and crime bosses both start closing in.
Vampires, humans, cops, and criminals collide in the dark streets of Mexico City. Atl and Domingo stand little chance at all of making it out alive before the city devours them all - but they are determined to try . . .

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Praise for The Beautiful Ones

  • One of the most beautiful books I've read in a long time - MJ Rose, new York Times bestselling author of the Reincarnationalist series

  • Moreno-Garcia fills her fantastic novel of manners with sumptuous language . . . Readers who enjoyed Mary Robinette Kowal's magical Regency series Glamourist Histories will be particularly enthralled by the genuine emotions evoked in the course of the unsustainable love triangle

  • - Publishers Weekly

  • Overflowing with delicious melodrama . . . a great fit for fans of the 18th-century French classic Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Library Journal

  • This novel of manners presents carefully crafted characters with nuanced motivations to rival any Thomas Hardy classic. Moreno-Garcia adeptly captures the ecstatic highs of first love and the bitter disappointments of first heartbreak. Hints of the paranormal and dashes of adventure and feminism are subtly interwoven, making for an unforgettable work

  • - School Library Journal

  • This is the third novel I read by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and I loved all of them in different ways: each in a different genre by a chameleon writer with incredible writing skills

  • - Kirkus

  • I seriously loved everything about this from the gorgeous, lush prose to the tiny intimate moments of heartbreak - Mary Robinette Kowal, Hugo Award-winning author of the Glamourist Histories

  • 'Straddling several genres with elegant intelligence . . . it's a slow-burn, stately novel about the magic of what it means to love, and love truly -

  • [An] elegant tale of hidden desires and misplaced amour - Booklist

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Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the multi-award-winning author of Mexican Gothic (a New York Times bestseller) and Gods of Jade and Shadow (one of Time magazine's top 100 fantasy novels of all time), as well as Certain Dark Things (a Publishers Weekly top ten); The Beautiful Ones, a highly acclaimed fantasy of manners, and Signal to Noise (one of Buzzfeed's best books of 2015). She has also edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (a.k.a. Cthulhu's Daughters). Born and brought up in Mexico, Silvia studied in the USA and now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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