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The Belles

The Belles

‘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


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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

On Sale: 8th February 2018

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781409179788

Reviews

Rich and sultry fantasy.
BUZZFEED
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
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
Looking for the next big groundbreaking event in YA? This is it.
Rick Riordan
Readers will be left with much to consider about morality, individuality, and the malleability and artificiality of beauty.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
A rich, gorgeous fantasy gem.
Robin Stevens, author of the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries
Sumptuous and original worldbuilding, heart-pounding plot & gorgeous prose.
Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season
A beautiful book by the badass Dhonielle Clayton.
Adam Silvera, author of History is All You Left Me
A voluptuous, dazzling fairy tale of desire, ambition and unrelenting beauty.
Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author
I AM A FAN. Superfan, actually. Book two can't come fast enough
Karen M. McManus, author of One of Us is Lying
A gripping and powerful read.
SFX
I couldn't put it down.
Nic Stone, author of Dear Martin
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
With a refreshingly original concept, this substantial fantasy, the first in a duology, is an undeniable page-turner.
KIRKUS
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