#ARCstravaganza 15


ARCstravaganza is a weekly meme hosted by the wonderful Flavia over @Flavia the Bibliophile where book bloggers/bookstagrammers have a chance to show off their ARCs/eARCs/Galleys!

Hello Readers! This is my 15th week participating in #ARCstravaganza Monday & this week I’ve chosen The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton *insert excited emoji* I was approved on Netgalley however, I’ve had a few galleys lately come through corrupt & I’m not sure why. Luckily for me, I was able to find a copy on the Twitter hasthtag #Booksfortrade & it is possibly the prettiest book I own on my shelves.

The Belles initially captured my interest with it’s STUNNING cover & cemented it’s place on my top highly anticipated books of 2018 when I read the synopsis. I’m very intrigued by Orleans & it’s inhabitants being gray since when I think of Orleans (real life), it’s filled with color & rich culture. I’m very curious to learn all about why the people of Orleans are damned at birth, Camellia, and the royal family. My biggest lure towards this title is undeniably the topics weaved into it’s core such as the commodification of women’s bodies, gender equality and racial identity mentioned in the synopsis. This is one YA Fantasy I wouldn’t miss for anything in the world!

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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.


What are some ARCS/eGalleys you’re excited to have Bookworms? I will be reading The Belles in December & I’m seriously stoked! Sound off in the comments below if The Belles has made its way onto your TBR’s 🙂


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15 thoughts on “#ARCstravaganza 15”

  1. AHHHHHHHH. I bet you can hear me screaming all the way to where you live, Lilly, ahah. This book is one of my most anticipated books of ALL TIMES, really, and that cover is absolutely stunning. I hope you love it, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about it 🙂

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    1. I can hear you! HAHA! I screamed when I opened my mailbox lol. I cannot wait to read it in December, I have such high hopes & am banking on some awesome world building & amazing characters so *fingers crossed* 🙂

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  2. Oh yes! I forgot about this one. Thanks so much for reminding me! That cover is too darn gorgeous for me not to one day own ❤ ❤ This one is definitely on my most anticipated read of 2018. Fingers crossed that it lives up to expectations. And if not, at least we'll have another pretty book decorating our shelves 😂

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  3. Sigh.. I do not no why, but once again I am not receiving my email subs to your blog. So hence, I have missed everything! I am going to try to resub and see if that fixes it. If you think about it, maybe drop me a text with the next new post so I can check my inbox and see if it worked ❤ Great pic!

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    1. Hey Danielle! no worries, I’ve been posting on the fly all of November with work keeping me away from blog hopping & comments. Working on a schedule that would help me be more present so wish me luck. Thank you for checking in on me, I am off to your blog next 🙂

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