The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton sounds so intriguing! 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.
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Author: Dhonielle Clayton
Publication Date: February 6, 2018
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.
Book Quotes: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Be the best without trying to be better than the others.
Love is when hearts beat together.
18 thoughts on “The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton”
Sounds like an interesting read! I love stories that feature royalty, and the whole concept sounds pretty unique!
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 🙂
I feel like I have been hearing about this one for a long time, so I guess that is why it seems it should be coming out soon! I hope we do enjoy it! 🙂
This one looks good to me too. Beautiful cover. Hope you enjoy it!
Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know
I am so excited for the belles! Great pick.
Michelle @ Book Briefs
My WoW pick
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.
The setting is one thing that I am really looking forward to as well. 😉
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!
It does sound like it will be a good one, and the cover is gorgeous too. Nice choice.
Jenea’s Book Obsession’s CWW
I cannot wait for this book. It sounds amazing and I freaking love that cover!
This sounds like a good book, and the cover is gorgeous. The model is STUNNING!
I can’t decide for sure if I want to read this one, although it does sound interesting. Great pick!
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I love books with royal courts, and I really enjoyed Clayton’s Tiny Pretty Things series. The whole grey/color thing is pretty interesting too.
I have yet to read that one! I have heard great things, though. 🙂
I love covers like this, and it sounds interesting too!
Now following! 🙂
Ashley @ Caught Reading Redheaded
Even if this book didn’t sound so amazing I would totally read it because it’s being published by Disney-Hyperion =D
I can’t wait to read this too. Hope we both enjoy it!
Renee ~ My CWW
The cover really is stunning! Happy reading 🌻