Today, I am thrilled to be teaming up with Disney Publishing to introduce you to the world of The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton – which is now in stores! – and Edel Beauregard, one of the Belles sisters featured in the book, who have the power to control beauty. Below, you can get to know Edel and check out the mood board I created for her – then learn more about The Belles and enter to win a copy of the book, plus a branded make-up bag. Be sure to check out all the other blogs on the tour to meet all of the Belles sisters!
I AM A BELLE, I CONTROL BEAUTY
In the opulent world of Orleans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else.
And here is the mood board I created inspired by Edel. I was especially drawn to her signature colors (these were basically my wedding colors), and her rule-breaker personality.
Visit all six stops on the tour to meet all of The Belles sisters:
- February 5: Meet Hana on AlexaLovesBooks.com
- February 6: Meet Valerie on HerBookishThings.com
- February 7: Meet Ambrosia on IceyBooks.com
- February 8: Meet Edel on NovelNovice.com
- February 9: Meet Camille on TwirlingPages.com
- February 10: Meet Padma on AcrosstheWords.com
In Orleans, 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 Orleans 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 Orleans 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.
The Belles is in stores now! Learn more:
- Join the conversation: #TheBelles
- Follow Disney Books on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
- Follow Freeform on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
- Follow Dhonielle Clayton on Instagram and Twitter
- Learn more on Freeform.com
- Copy of The Belles
- Branded makeup pouch
Open to US addresses only. Contest ends at midnight (PT) on Thursday, February 15th. Prizing provided by Disney Publishing.
To enter, tell us in the comments what is beautiful to you – then fill out the Rafflecopter form below to complete your entry and earn more chances to win.
Dhonielle Clayton is the co-author of the Tiny Pretty Things series. She grew up in the Washington, DC suburbs on the Maryland side and spent most of her time under her grandmother’s table with a stack of books. A former teacher and middle school librarian, Dhonielle is co-founder of CAKE Literary—a creative development company whipping up decidedly diverse books for a wide array of readers—and COO of the non-profit, We Need Diverse Books. She’s got a serious travel bug and loves spending time outside of the USA, but makes her home in New York City, where she can most likely be found hunting for the best slice of pizza. You can also find her online at https://www.dhonielleclayton.com/ or follow her @brownbookworm.