Unsure | BookishFirst


filled star filled star filled star star unfilled star unfilled
marie.reads92 Avatar


Camellia 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.

My review,
I recieved an arc of this book early this year from a friend she was so hyped about it!
In my opinion there wasn't any action, the characters were all to overrated etc I just feel, the characters were a little to much for themselves, I honestly just couldn't get into at all, no action well atleast or as much as you'd expect anyway, on there sixteenth birthday the 6 sisters had there debut at a carnival to each perform a beauty session
To compete as a favourite!

I just thought the way it was written was a little lost, or it just felt as it was all the same thing like nothing more happened than the 6 sisters competing for favouritism, I know most people really enjoyed this book but unfortunately people have different reasons on books and this just wasn't one for me!