An Evening with YA Author Renée Ahdieh Presenting THE BEAUTIFUL

Join us in welcoming #1 New York Times & USA Today bestselling YA author Renée Ahdieh, presenting her new book, THE BEAUTIFUL, in conversation with her editor Stacey Barney.

We’re offering a special 45 minute VIP meet-and-greet with Renée beginning at 5pm - in advance of the 6pm public event - for the first 25 persons who order the VIP package.

VIP Tickets

For the VIP program, attendees with gain admittance at 5:00pm. The VIPs will get:

  • The opportunity to take one-on-one photos with Renée and Stacey
  • A chance to ask Renée and Stacey questions in a smaller, more intimate setting
  • A free swag bag (containing enamel pins, vampire teeth candy, a print, a Penguin Teen tote, and more)
  • Complimentary baked goods that capture the decadence of this new book. 
  • VIP attendees will also receive signing line priority.
  • Each ticket admits one and can be exchanged at the event for one copy of THE BEAUTIFUL, to be signed by Renée Ahdieh.    

General Admission Tickets

  • Each ticket may be exchanged at the event for one copy of THE BEAUTIFUL t, to be signed by to be signed by Renée Ahdieh.
  • Each ticket admits one to the program beginning at 6:00pm


Doors open at 5:00pm for VIP ticket holders and at 6:00pm for General Admission.

New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with a sumptuous, sultry and romantic new series set in 19th century New Orleans where vampires hide in plain sight.

In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans is a safe haven after she's forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent in the middle of the carnival season, Celine is quickly enraptured by the vibrant city, from its music to its fancy soirées and even its danger. She becomes embroiled in the city's glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group's enigmatic leader, Sébastien Saint Germain.

When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in Sébastien's own lair--the second dead girl to turn up in recent weeks--Celine battles her attraction to Sébastien and suspicions about his guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret.

After a third murder, New Orleans becomes gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose--one who has now set Celine in his sights. As the murderer stalks her, Celine finally takes matters into her own hands, only to find 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.

At once a sultry romance and a decadent, thrilling mystery, master storyteller Renée Ahdieh embarks on her most potent fantasy series yet.

Renée Ahdieh 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. She is the author of Flame in the Mist and Smoke in the Sun as well as the #1New York Times bestselling The Wrath and the Dawn and its sequel, The Rose and the Dagger.



Event date: 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

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