The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

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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

The Belles Dhonielle ClaytonTitle: The Belles
Author: Dhonielle Clayton
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: February 6, 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.


Book Quotes: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Be the best without trying to be better than the others.

Love is when hearts beat together.

About Dhonielle Clayton

Dhonielle Clayton

Dhonielle Clayton spent most of her childhood under her grandmother's table with a stack of books. She hails from the Washington, D.C. suburbs on the Maryland side. She is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Belles series, Shattered Midnight, co-author of Blackout, and the co-author of The Rumor Game and the Tiny Pretty Things duology, a Netflix original series. She taught secondary school for several years, and is a former elementary and middle school librarian. She is COO of the non-profit We Need Diverse Books, and President of Cake Creative, an IP story kitchen dedicated to diverse books for all ages. She’s an avid traveler, and always on the hunt for magic and mischief. Her new book, The Marvellers, is her middle-grade fantasy debut.

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18 thoughts on “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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