Whew that ending though!
I'll be honest, I didn't love this as much as I wanted to which was probably due to the high expectations I had for this book, and it not quite living up to them. I did enjoy this a lot though. The weakest part of the book were the characters in my opinion. The villain seems to be very black & white and I found some of the characters to not be as developed as I'd like. I also thought certain characters personalities were not very clear and flip flopped uncharacteristically (specifically Remy).
Where this book shined though was in the world building, specifially in the descriptions of the Belle Arcanas. I thought it was such a powerful touch to have them actually cause pain when "beautifying".
I'm looking forward to the second book.