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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Belles

Yes, I am supposed to be on hiatus. Funny enough I sort of forgot. LOL. But I'm back on hiatus for more writing time and my health. Will be back October 2, 2017.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that allows us to spotlight books we are eagerly anticipating to be released.

The cover reveal for this book came with a lot of fanfare. Dhonielle Clayton loves it, many potential readers love it and I must agree the cover is beautiful. With the discussion of diversity being needed in all mediums, this book is a plus. Not to mention having an amazing plotline to boot. I want my hardcover now but have to wait for 2018.

Release Date: February 20, 2018

Pre-Order: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository

Summary on GoodreadsCamellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, 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 Orléans 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 Orléans 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.

So what do you think of The Belles? Have you been enjoying the increased diversity on YA book covers? Thanks for stopping by. See you in October.


  1. Sounds like the author drew upon the magic of the real New Orleans when writing the story.

  2. Such a strikingly beautiful cover. It fits the blurb.

  3. Such a great premise and setting. Love the cover!

  4. Looks good, hope you enjoy it when you have a chance to read it!

  5. Oh yeah! This one is on my TBR and I think it sounds really unique. I hope we both love it!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

  6. How are you doing down there, Sheena? Hope the storms didn't hit you hard or at all!

  7. The cover is gorgeous (and I can never resist to a beautiful cover). The plot seems very interesting - New Orleans setting inspired and fantasy, you can count me in. Thank you for sharing it.

    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

  8. I love books set in New Orleans so this might be one I pick up.

  9. Belles sounds like a good, complex story.

  10. Hope you have been well.

    When you mentioned the release date I thought it sounded so far off. Then I realized that "next year" is only a few months away. What happened to this year already?

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  11. I'm anxiously waiting to read yours! But this looks good too. :)


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