Welcome to the dark decadence of Dhonielle Clayton's sharp tale of beauty, obsession and magic. . .
'A whip-smart writer with grand, grand talents' - Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist
'Breathtakingly beautiful and deeply unsettling' - Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author
I AM A BELLE. I CONTROL BEAUTY.
In the opulent world of Orl#65533;ans, 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 live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and 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 favourite 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, and 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.
Publication Date: 08-Feb-2018
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited