The Belles

The Belles

Book - 2018
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"In a world where Beauty is a commodity only a few control, one Belle will learn the dark secrets behind her powers, and rise up to change the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Freeform Books, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781484728499
1484728491
Branch Call Number: YA SF CLAYTON
Characteristics: 434 pages ; 22 cm

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AL_TIEGAN Apr 09, 2017

In this book exists a world where the majority of people are born with colorless skin, strawlike hair, and disturbing red eyes. The Belles are the only saving grace to the population as they are born beautiful and the power to shape others into whatever beauty is requested. But there is more to t... Read More »

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AL_TIEGAN Feb 10, 2018

What a fantastic concept! A world where people are born gray, with red eyes, and straw-like hair - except for a special few who are called the Belles. The Belles have the power to shape people and make them beautiful and unique. When they come of age, the Belles showcase their power in front of t... Read More »


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AL_TIEGAN Feb 10, 2018

What a fantastic concept! A world where people are born gray, with red eyes, and straw-like hair - except for a special few who are called the Belles. The Belles have the power to shape people and make them beautiful and unique. When they come of age, the Belles showcase their power in front of the queen who decides where they will be placed throughout the world to service all the areas of Orléans, but the favorite stays at the castle at services the royal family. As Camellia makes her way towards becoming the favorite, she uncovers some disturbing secrets about the royal family, the princess Sophia in particular. All of her experiences lead up to a very exciting ending, which really left me hoping there are more books to come about the world of Orléans. The world that Clayton has built is extremely intriguing and made it really hard for me to put down this book. The characters are compelling and the story truly lends itself to Clayton's overall commentary on how women's bodies are perceived in our society - especially bringing to light how far some will go to be the most beautiful. There are so many reasons this one is well worth the read.

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