Today’s review is part of the blog tour for new YA novel The Belles.
In the queendom of Orleans people are born with grey skin and red eyes, as a punishment from the jealous God of the sky, the Belles possess special gifts that enable them to make people beautiful – and beauty is everything.
I really enjoyed this book, it was inventive and clever, well written and the world building is genius – I loved the mythology and the teacup animals – who wouldn’t want a miniature elephant or tiger.
The characters are well rounded and distinct – protagonist Camille is sympathetic and driven, if a little naive.
YA fiction is where some fascinating writing and story telling is happening and Dhionelle Clayton has contributed a fresh new voice to the ever growing pool of talent.
The Belles story will continue – and I for one can’t wait.
*I was gifted this book in exchange for a review but all opinions and words are my own.