Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #73: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title:  The Belles
Author:  Dhonielle Clayton
Expected Publication Date:  February 6th, 2018

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. 

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.

This is quite an unusual premise and I would love to see how this world gets fleshed out and what kind of surprises we'll be seeing in this book!

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!


  1. Hi Ronyell, That's a unique name I haven't heard before :). My cousins are named Beauregards just fyi Lol. The Belles sounds like that other YA series that I can't remember the title of :/ grrr. If my memory serves me correct it's called Rebel Belle?

    1. I haven't heard of Rebel Belle, although it might be similar. :D

  2. I've been seeing this book everywhere lately. Sounds interesting!

  3. I am pretty excited to read this one too. I won it a couple of weeks ago and now I'm waiting for it to get here. *stares at Emory mailbox* Hope you get a chance to read it soon!!!

  4. Ooh nice! Gorgeous cover! Have been seeing buzz over this one since the last half of last year it seems! Hope you enjoy it too!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. Sounds like a good book and I love the cover! Beautiful.

  6. This looks pretty good! I love a unique premise like that...

  7. I've been seeing this one around lately and it sounds intriguing! Hope you love it when you get the chance to read it :)

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog earlier!

  8. I'll be reviewing this one soon! It sounds so good and I love the cover. Happy reading!

    Have a wonderful day, Ronyell. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  9. I'll give anything set in New Orleans a try so I'm waiting on this one too. Good pick!

  10. I actually got approved for this one, hope I love it!!

  11. I'm looking forward to this book too. That cover is just so gorgeous and I think the synopsis sounds fantastic too!

  12. Oh this is cool I got an ARC of this last week. I can't wait to dive in!