The Belles, by Dhonielle Clayton

downloadIn a world where Beauty is a commodity only a few control, one Belle will learn the dark secrets behind her powers, and rise up to change the world.

This book was very good. I enjoyed it. But you could tell that there were a few flaws. The characters were very good, I didn’t really like how they were all obsessed with beauty and would give anything to be beautiful. The plot was very well done, as was the setting. I think that the characters were sort of creepy but they were meant to be, so I forgive the author. If you want to know more of my thoughts then you should read on.

The characters were very well written, they were all also really creepy. Even the characters that I was supposed to be rooting for were all fairly creepy. I liked them, they were just really really creepy. Some of the characters were mentally ill and the things that they did were horrifying. The characters didn’t really change through the book. The main character stays the same throughout the whole book. I enjoyed the way that the character’s worked with each other. The characters were really well done and I enjoyed them when they weren’t acting like they were crazy.

My favorite character was Arabella. Even though she was a very minor character when I saw her she was always very kind to Camellia. She seemed to care a lot about the Queen and Charlotte and even the rest of the Belles. She didn’t like Sophia, which was understandable. I really enjoyed how she would help the Belles in any way that she could and she would tell anything that they needed to know. It was amazing how kind she was to everyone when she didn’t have to be. 

The plot was very well done. I liked how Ms. Clayton withheld just the right amount of information to keep us engaged and she would foreshadow a lot of things. She is very talented. The plot kept moving forward at a steady pace and it never sped up or slowed down. Nothing was as it seemed, which was really interesting because I kept changing my opinion on everything. I hope that the plot in the next book is as good.

The setting was very well done. I could envision myself there with the characters, working on making people beautiful or talking to Sophia. By the way, the way the people in this book worshipped beauty and would give anything to be beautiful was very disturbing. I thought that the Belles were okay and I loved how they enjoyed helping people. I enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to read the sequel.

I think that this book was very good except for some flaws, that I hope will be fixed in the next book. I recommend this book. The summary came from the Library of Congress. Please remember to fill out my survey to make my blog better. You can find the link on my about page. Thanks for Reading!!!! Have a Great Day!!!! -Annalee and Buttons

Book Rating: th (15)

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