'Looking for the next big groundbreaking event in YA? This is it.' Rick Riordan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series
The New York Times bestselling tale of beauty, obsession and magic. . .
I AM A BELLE. I CONTROL BEAUTY.
In the opulent world of Orléans, the people are born grey and damned, and only a Belle's powers can make them beautiful.
Camellia Beauregard wants to be the favourite Belle - the one chosen by the queen to tend to the royal family.
But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favourite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that her powers may be far greater - and far darker - than she ever imagined.
When the queen asks Camellia to break the rules she lives by to save the ailing princess, she faces an impossible decision: protect herself and the way of the Belles, or risk her own life, and change the world forever.
'Sumptuous and original worldbuilding, heart-pounding plot and gorgeous prose.' Samantha Shannon, New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Season
'A whip-smart writer with grand, grand talents.' Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist
'Breathtakingly beautiful and deeply unsettling.' Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Looking for the next big groundbreaking event in YA? This is it. — Rick Riordan
Rich and sultry fantasy. — BUZZFEED
A gripping and powerful read. — SFX
Clayton conjures a world both breathtakingly beautiful and deeply unsettling, populated by characters full of strengths and complexities. This is a thought-provoking story that lingers. — Marie Lu, New York Times Bestselling Author
Sumptuous and original worldbuilding, heart-pounding plot & gorgeous prose. — Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season
With a refreshingly original concept, this substantial fantasy, the first in a duology, is an undeniable page-turner. — KIRKUS
Readers will be left with much to consider about morality, individuality, and the malleability and artificiality of beauty. — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Pre-order this one, you will be so grateful you did. — Sabaa Tahir, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of An Ember in the Ashes
I couldn't put it down. — Nic Stone, author of Dear Martin
I AM A FAN. Superfan, actually. Book two can't come fast enough — Karen M. McManus, author of One of Us is Lying
A lush and intoxicating world where beauty equals power and darkness lurks in every glittering shadow. — Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Beautiful Creatures
A beautiful book by the badass Dhonielle Clayton. — Adam Silvera, author of History is All You Left Me
A rich, gorgeous fantasy gem. — Robin Stevens, author of the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries
A voluptuous, dazzling fairy tale of desire, ambition and unrelenting beauty. — Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author
A lush, immersive tale about a world where nothing is as it seems. Where beauty and the magic behind it are painted in sinisterly sexy tones. — Renee Ahdieh, author of The Flame in the Mist
Breathtakingly beautiful and deeply unsettling. . . This is a thought-provoking story that lingers. — Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites
A lush, immersive tale about a world where nothing is as it seems. . . This is a book where you will savor every word — Renee Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn, The Rose and the Dagger, and the forthcoming, The Flame in the Mist
Dhonielle Clayton is a whipsmart writer with grand, grand talents and the imaginative world she has created is memorable and intriguing — Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist
Get wrapped up and swept away in this wild and unpredictable new world of fashion, magic, and murder — Daniel Jose Older, New York Times bestselling author of Salsa Nocturna
Masterfully crafted. . . I flew through the pages and loved everything they had to offer: an intelligent and talented heroine, mysterious romance, and enduring friendships — Marie Rutkoski, New York Times best-selling author of The Winner's Trilogy
Clayton dances between the fine lines of glittering, glamorous and gruesome. . . A must-read — Roshani Chokshi, New York Times best-selling author of The Star Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes