The Beautiful Ones was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Book: The Beautiful Ones
Author: Cody Boye
Publication Date: 26th June 2018
Genre: ya dystopian
Rating: 3 stars
My mother once said that only the Beautiful Ones survive. This is because, in the war-torn Great South, beauty is a currency, and to have it means you will never have to worry about a thing.
The only problem is: beauty is judged by our capital’s Gentlewomen, and there is no guarantee that we will past their test.
Every year, the Gentlewomen of the capital leave the Glittering City to oversee the annual Procession. They travel settlement to settlement selecting girls, aged sixteen and older, to become Beautiful Ones. If chosen, we will be lifted into a life of luxury, but the cost is our free will.
The Beautiful Ones is a really quick read that you can get through in one sitting. This had a very intriguing premise that peaked my curiosity and made me want to read it.
This is based in a dystopian world but seen as a Utopian to some people in this story. If you are a beautiful one you get everything you could ever want, food, water, shelter, beautiful clothes and so much more while the rest are poor and are really struggling in life.
Our main character was very one dimensional, she knew she was beautiful and knew she was going to the glimmering city. This story didn’t seem to have much of a plot and our main character didn’t have a goal that she was working towards. She just seemed to be going with the flow.
As we were reaching the end of this story things started getting really exciting and made me want to read faster and find out what was happening. The ending really pulled my rating up and I would like to see how the sequel plays out.
The beautiful ones seemed like it was background story to build the foundation before the actual story takes place later on in the series.
All in all I had an okay experience reading this one and look forward to reading more from this author.
About The Author
Born and raised in Southeastern Idaho, Kody Boye began his writing career at fourteen with the publication of his story [A] Prom Queen’s Revenge in the Yellow Mama Webzine.
After being published nearly three-dozen times in various markets, he went independent at eighteen and currently writes horror and dark fantasy fiction.
He is the author of the young-adult science-fiction series When They Came, The Beautiful Ones trilogy, and other novels.
He currently lives and writes in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.