Thomas Dunne Books
October 24th, 2017
Nina Beaulieu would rather be out at her country manor collecting beetle and butterfly specimens than debuting in high society for the Season at Loisail. However, as a Beaulieu she’s expected to make an appearance and a beneficial arrangement for marriage.
She’s had a hard time getting people to see her as anything but strange–aside from her interest in science, she’s also got telekinetic powers that are unpredictable and hard for her to control.
When she meets Hector, she thinks she’s not only found someone who could understand her (as he is a famous telekinetic performer), but someone she could love. She just doesn’t know the ulterior motive from his past that guides his every move.
The Beautiful Ones is a story of manners and love with a science fiction twist. The characters are interesting and compelling, and one of them spirals down into a vindictive madness that takes the story to some interesting territory. It has the feel of so many classic tales of manners and love but keeps the story fresh and inventive.