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The Righteous
The Beautiful Quartet Series, Book 3
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In this latest installment of The New York Times bestselling quartet that began with The Beautiful, Pippa journeys to the treacherous and beguiling world of the fey in search of answers but instead...
In this latest installment of The New York Times bestselling quartet that began with The Beautiful, Pippa journeys to the treacherous and beguiling world of the fey in search of answers but instead...
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  • In this latest installment of The New York Times bestselling quartet that began with The Beautiful, Pippa journeys to the treacherous and beguiling world of the fey in search of answers but instead falls in love.
    Following the explosive events of The Damned, Odette faces a vampire’s final death. The Court of the Lions have done everything they can to save her but have failed. A healer from the Sylvan Vale could help her, but only Arjun Desai, as a half fey, can cross the boundary between realms. The Sylvan Vale is a world Arjun despises, and in return, it despises him. But knowing it could save Odette, he returns to the Vale with all haste, leaving the mirrored tare between the two worlds open and unwittingly setting the stage for both love and war.
     
    It’s mere days until Pippa Montrose is to wed Phoebus Devereux and become a member of his well-heeled family, offering salvation to her own. But Celine is missing. Pippa has no idea where her best friend has gone, but she’s certain it’s in the company of vampire Sébastien Saint Germain and that Arjun can lead her to them. Pippa enjoins the help of Eloise, the daughter of a powerful sorceress, to discover the gateway Arjun uses to travel between worlds. Pippa, tired of hesitating in life, marches right through in search of her friend. But what she discovers on the other side is a dangerous, duplicitous world full of mischief and magic she doesn’t understand, and most unexpectedly, she finds love.
     
    Author of the New York Times bestselling duology The Wrath & The Dawn, Renée Ahdieh is back. The Righteous is the can’t-miss lead in to what will be a much-anticipated finale of a can't miss quartet. 

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    Arjun knew something was amiss the instant before his hand came to rest on the door handle of his flat.

    The metal was warm.

    Which meant ­someone—​­or ­something—​­had wandered too close to it. Once, not long ago, he’d found the shriveled carcass of a fly on the floor beside the threshold, its wings burnt to a crisp, the metal still pulsing from the spell warded within it.

    If an intruder tried the handle, they would soon bear a burn mark on their palm and a muddled mind, meant to distort their memories. Meant to confound any manner of creature that tried to gain entry to the flat without an invitation.

    Mrs. Buncombe, the elderly widow who resided in the flat below them, had sported such a mark just before the turn of the year. Thankfully she believed it to be the result of touching a hot frying pan unawares, for this particular woman was known to be the neighborhood gossip. Not to mention the fact that she suspected both Arjun and Jae of deeds befitting their foreign origins. Befitting their strange statues and stinking spices and unmistakable otherness.

    Mrs. Buncombe’s trust in those who did not kneel before the Christian God was as nonexistent as her so‑­called Christian morals. Strange, that. From what Arjun knew of Jesus Christ, he had been the kind of man to hold out his hand to those in need of refuge. To offer the least among them the most of his love.

    Alas, the God of Jesus Christ was not the God Mrs. Buncombe worshipped in truth. To her, the best foreigners were the ones sent back to their shores, regardless of whatever fate awaited them there. If they or their children died of hunger, warfare, sickness, or injustice, it was indeed a shame, but none of her affair.

    It still gave Arjun perverse joy to hear her complain about the fragrant herbs he grew along his balcony. The ones that brought him back to his childhood, though Bombay existed half a world away. But he’d had his own revenge. The delightfully petty sort. The sort that gave him life, even on the darkest of days. After Mrs. Buncombe singed her hand on their doorknob, Arjun had offered her a healing salve he claimed worked wonders on burns in his “little village.”

    In reality, he’d given her a scented ­cream . . . mixed with pigeon excrement.

    He laughed to himself. For weeks, that old bigot had rubbed bird shit on her hands before going to bed.

    Sometimes it was the simplest things that gave him the greatest pleasure.

    Arjun paused as he unlocked the door and wandered into the darkness of his flat. He remained still and silent for a moment, his eyes scanning his surroundings. Despite the fine hairs raised on the back of his neck, nothing seemed amiss. It was foolish to succumb to paranoia. He could neither hear nor see anything out of the ordinary. Of course, he did not possess the same heightened senses of a vampire. Jae was able to smell the blood of an intruder from across the room. An ethereal like Arjun was certainly faster and stronger than a mere mortal, but he would never possess the gifts of a ­full-​­blooded fey, a fact which had caused him no small amount of consternation as a child.

    He exhaled. Let the sound reverberate throughout the flat. Though it was a large space, it was rather simple in design. One main room in the center bookended by two identical bedchambers. A utilitarian kitchen lined the wall to Arjun’s right, a brick fireplace nearby. The door to Jae’s room remained shut, as was typical of the vampire, who returned home on rare occasions, especially after the assault on their coven’s...

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  • Kirkus

    October 15, 2021
    To rescue loved ones following the events of The Damned (2020), Arjun and Pippa venture into the dangerous Otherworld. The Court of Lions begs half-human, half-fey Arjun to go to the Otherworld--the place vampires have been exiled from--to convince a fey healer to come and save Odette. He's on a strict time limit, though, with his promise of servitude to the Winter Court's king hanging overhead. After Arjun leaves, Pippa investigates his home in search of clues about Celine, her missing best friend, and ends up following him through the tare. The fey of the Summer Court are vicious to "halfbloods" like Arjun, who at least has protection from his mother's status; when Pippa ends up being discovered and is seriously endangered, Arjun claims her as his fiancee to protect her. While they're attracted to each other, Pippa already has a fiance--a good, rich man she needs to marry to take care of her family--but the fey marriage rite means forever. Pippa and Arjun's compatibility allows for a quickly building romance despite the circumstances. Occasional viewpoints from other characters' perspectives give hints at more Otherworld politics. In the last act, the worldbuilding further expands with deceptions and dangerous fey schemes coming to fruition just in time for the sequel. Racism, colorism, and colonialism are confronted (Pippa's White and British; Arjun's human half is Indian); queer fey are accepted. Characters' relationships aside, essentially an extended setup for the next installment. (Fantasy. 14-adult)

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  • School Library Journal

    February 1, 2022

    Gr 9 Up-The third book in this series brings Pippa Montrose from supporting character to center stage. Arjun is sent to find a fey healer, and when Pippa's investigation leads her to his apartment, she ends up following him to the court of the fey. When Pippa is discovered and put in peril, Arjun claims her as his fianc� to keep the fey at bay. This book feels less 1872 than the previous installments, perhaps because so much takes place in a fantasy court with its own rules and political intrigue. Ahdieh's writing is lush as she balances various points of view throughout the novel. The romance is delightful, as is the sex positivity, intersectional feminism, and discussions of colonialism. Pippa is white, Arjun is part Indian, part fey. VERDICT Originally a duology, this series was expanded because of its popularity. The vicious fey court makes this an easy recommendation to fans of Holly Black's The Cruel Prince.

    Copyright 2022 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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