The dazzling sequel to Dhonielle Clayton's Lodestar Award-nominated The Belles. The New York Times bestselling series of beauty, obsession and magic. In the opulent world of Orleans, beauty can be deadly . . .
The dazzling sequel to Dhonielle Clayton's Lodestar Award-nominated The Belles. Louise O'Neill's ONLY EVER YOURS meets Scott Westerfeld's UGLIES, welcome to a world where beauty is only ever skin deep . . .
Camellia and her sisters are Belles. Only they can make us beautiful.
All our lives, my sisters and I have served the people of Orleans.
For years, they've held their abilities against us. Not anymore.
Now the queen hunts us, because we know the truth about the rightful heir.
Camellia murdered our princess and fled with her sisters.
The princess is still alive, and we'll help her take back the throne.
Together, we will return the Belles to their rightful place.
The queen wants us caged. But we will not go quietly.
Then they will give us what we deserve: beauty, everlasting.
We demand our freedom. No matter what the cost.
The New York Times bestselling series of beauty, obsession and magic.
Breathtakingly beautiful and deeply unsettling. . . This is a thought-provoking story that lingers. - Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites on The Belles
A lush, immersive tale about a world where nothing is as it seems. . . This is a book where you will savor every word - Renee Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn, The Rose and the Dagger, and the forthcoming, The Flame in the Mist on The Belles
Looking for the next big groundbreaking event in YA? This is it. - Rick Riordan
Clayton dances between the fine lines of glittering, glamorous and gruesome. . . A must-read - Roshani Chokshi, New York Times best-selling author of The Star Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes on The Belles
With a refreshingly original concept, this substantial fantasy, the first in a duology, is an undeniable page-turner. - Kirkus
Dhonielle Clayton is a whipsmart writer with grand, grand talents and the imaginative world she has created is memorable and intriguing - Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist on The Belles
Readers will be left with much to consider about morality, individuality, and the malleability and artificiality of beauty. - Publishers Weekly
Dhonielle Clayton is the co-author of the Tiny Pretty Things series. She grew up in the Washington, DC, suburbs on the Maryland side and spent most of her time under her grandmother's table with a stack of books. A former teacher and middle school librarian, Dhonielle is cofounder of CAKE Literary-a creative development company whipping up decidedly diverse books for a wide array of readers-and COO of the non-profit, We Need Diverse Books. She's got a serious travel bug and loves spending time outside of the USA but makes her home in New York City, where she can most likely be found hunting for the best slice of pizza. You can also find her online at www.dhonielleclayton.com or follow her @brownbookworm.