Book Review

The Damned Review


After the conclusion of The Beautiful, Sebastien has been changed forever and Celine has been forced to recover from injuries she has no memory of how she got them. They are both struggling to find their way back to themselves, but can they do it without the other?

My Thoughts 

Now this sequel was interesting and I’m glad I read it so quickly after the first one. I had so many questions from the last book and I just couldn’t wait for them to be answered. Yes, this book answered my questions, but NOW I HAVE EVEN MORE QUESTIONS! UGH, I can’t win! I also have to wait for the next one to come out. So rude. 

So for about 35% of the book’s beginning, they focused mainly on the different perspectives of the La Cour des Lions and finally the dynamics of the paranormal element of the book. FINALLY, but I’m still wondering what is going on and how they can survive. Their group is pretty toxic and their leader seems just a little possessive and the reason they have all these terrible problems. I liked that my questions were answered, but I didn’t really like the answers I was given. Does that make sense? 

I loved reading Odette’s perspective, this was an element that I was not expecting and I was so HERE FOR IT. Her storyline was so interesting to me and I hope she gets a win soon. We also got to see Jae and Arjun’s point of view which I liked, but IT LEFT ME WITH SO MANY QUESTIONS! There was just so much going on! The questions from the first book were answered, but then those answers made me have more questions. I wanted to pull my hair out!!! 

The romance between Celine and Bastian definitely steamed up in this sequel and I was fanning myself from all the hotness for sure! Their forbidden love is sort of corny, but it was a good kind of corny so I was here for it. The part that I didn’t appreciate was the Michael aspect of the book. I mean Celine should have been honest about her feelings and shouldn’t have dragged him along for a ride that will only end up in despair. I’m usually all for love triangles, but this one is just hopeless and I just felt bad for Michael. 

The other thing I did not appreciate was the new addition to the supernatural book world, the people of the Vale. So where the hell did that come from and why is it here? I mean the author didn’t even really explain anything about the werewolves and then she added another supernatural element. I want to pull my hair out! I just wish she had focused on one thing at a time so that my brain didn’t explode. 

So at the end of the book, there were again so many questions, but this time I’m going to have to wait for the answers. I’m going to die. Send help please in the form of answers for all my questions. 

My Book Rating

4/5 Book World 

4/5 Romance 

4/5 Plot

4/5 Characters

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Book Details

The Damned by Renee Ahdieh 

Genre: YA Fantasy 

Published on July 7, 2020 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers 

Copy Read: Hardcover 

Pages: 456

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