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The Belles de Dhonielle Clayton
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The Belles (original: 2018; edição: 2019)

de Dhonielle Clayton (Autor)

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Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orleans, Belles are revered, for they control beauty, and beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orleans, 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 Orleans 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 Orleans 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.… (mais)
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Título:The Belles
Autores:Dhonielle Clayton (Autor)
Informação:Freeform (2019), Edition: Reprint, 464 pages
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Etiquetas:young adult

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This book took a while to get through because life intervened. But I still think it was still paced a little slow. And I really wanted the main character to be more proactive sooner. However, Clayton builds a beaatiful, lush, and detailed world. Part New Orleans mardi-gras, part 18th century France (still with monarchs). I really liked the blend of myth and magic and the fact that skin color (except gray) didn't matter as long as one was beautiful. And that is at the heart of the story. What would one do to be beautiful? With some commentary that beauty on the outside does not mean one is beautiful on the inside and power is easily transformed into abuse. The ending was a bit abrupt and the story certainly felt unfinished but it is the beginning of a series and I'm definitely waiting for book #2. ( )
  Sarah220 | Jan 23, 2021 |
I reread this to read what I thought was going to be the 2nd book in a trilogy. Now I understand the sequel ends this series and honestly I'm not ready.
I don't know precisely what the appeal of this book is. I just know I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I loved this book. It was a charming young adult novel. I look forward to the other books in the series. ( )
  LoisSusan | Dec 10, 2020 |
This book was a mixed bag. The world building was really interesting, and it was an easy read. But... nothing happened for most of the book. It took 3/4 of the book to get to the plot that was mentioned in the summary blurb, and I nearly DNF'ed so many times before then. There were hints throughout that something wasn't right in the palace, but without something concrete until that late in the book, I wasn't really interested.

Also, when I wasn't actively reading the book, I forgot all about it. Which explains why it took me three months to finish.

The last quarter of the book was interesting, though, and it ends on a bit of a cliffhanger. I may decide to continue with book 2; I might not. This didn't leave much of an impression on me, so it's anyone's guess if I'll even remember the plot whenever book 2 comes out.

Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley.
  wisemetis | Dec 6, 2020 |
3.5 ( )
  HillaryFredrick | Nov 4, 2020 |
This review is also featured on Behind the Pages: The Belles

Camellia is a Belle, a girl with the gift of Arcana. And with her Arcana, she can turn the dullest person into the most beautiful. The Belles are seen as precious for their beauty rejuvenates while others must purchase treatments. Without the Arcana of a Belle, a person will revert to grey skin and straw hair. But only those who can pay for the exclusive treatments can be made beautiful. Every generation of Belle dreams to be the Queen’s favorite, but it isn’t just lavish living and parties. Dark secrets are lurking in the palace and truths that Camellia may wish she never found out.

The Belles takes vanity to a whole new level. As the story unfolds Dhonielle Clayton paints a world of color and majesty. Her descriptions were so vibrant and refreshing. Each new setting is brought to life for the reader and you can’t help but see how beauty has made the upper class desperate. People are constantly comparing themselves to others. Some bordered on the edges of obsession with their looks, willing to pay for daily treatments to try and become the next fashion idle.

The Belles are raised in a sheltered life and taught all the beauty laws before being shown to the people of Orleans. Watching Camellias' realization of how the world works was captured so well. And as the plot progresses, her reactions to the more horrifying aspects of her new life kept me riveted. While I suspected some of the plot points, I didn’t guess them all.

This was a fascinating read with a magic system I have never encountered before. I can’t wait to see how the story progresses. Camellia’s character development has only begun, and it has already been a worthwhile journey. ( )
  Letora | Oct 14, 2020 |
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Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orleans, Belles are revered, for they control beauty, and beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orleans, 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 Orleans 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 Orleans 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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