Wishlist Wednesday # 122: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by  Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read.

This week’s book:

23197837Title: The Belles
Author: Dhonielle Clayton
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: February 20, 2018

Summary (from Goodreads): Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.

But it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite—the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orléans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie—that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. And when the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia now faces an impossible decision.

With the future of Orléans and its people at stake, Camellia must decide—save herself and her sisters and the way of the Belles—or resuscitate the princess, risk her own life, and change the ways of her world forever.

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I am so intrigued by this book! Not only does the cover draw me in, the entire concept is fascinating. Camellia sounds like a character that will be both relatable and strong-willed. I can’t wait to find to get into this world and discover how the book unfolds.

18 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday # 122: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

  1. Aneta says:

    I love the cover of this one so much. I definitely thought the publication date was a lot sooner than that. Hopefully we both enjoy it when it finally comes out 🙂

  2. Barb (boxermommyreads) says:

    I think this is a book I have written off in the past because the cover didn’t strike me as something I would like. After seeing it around the past few weeks, I think I’ve changed my mind about it. I love books set in New Orleans as well.

  3. Literary Feline says:

    I like the sound of this one! I am as intrigued as you! I want to know more about Camellia! I hope you enjoy it. Thank you for sharing!

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