The everlasting rose /

by Clayton, Dhonielle [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: [The Belles ; 2].Publisher: Los Angeles ; Freeform Books, 2019.Edition: First edition.Description: 342 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781484728482; 1484728483.Subject(s): Beauty, Personal -- Fiction | Sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Sisters -- Fiction | Dating (Social customs) -- Juvenile fiction | Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction | Counterculture -- Fiction | Newspapers -- Fiction | Fantasy | Fantasy fictionSummary: Camille, Edel, and Remy, aided by The Iron Ladies and backed by alternative newspaper The Spider's Web, race to outwit Sophia, find Princess Charlotte, and return her to Orléans.
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In this sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel, The Belles , Camellia Beaureguard, the former favorite Belle, must race against time to find the ailing Princess Charlotte, who has disappeared without a trace. <br> The evil queen Sophia's imperial forces will stop at nothing to keep Camille, her sister Edel, and her loyal guard, Rémy, from returning Charlotte to the palace and her rightful place as queen. With the help of an underground resistance movement called the Iron Ladies--a society that rejects beauty treatments entirely--and the backing of alternative newspaper the Spider's Web , Camille uses her powers, her connections, and her cunning to outwit her greatest nemesis, Sophia, and attempt to restore peace to Orléans. But enemies lurk in the most unexpected places, forcing Camille to decide just how much she's willing to sacrifice to save her people. <br> "Staggering... A world that is breathtaking and crushing, beautiful and vile, and whimsical and terrifying. [Clayton] poignantly uses a harrowing, fantastical tale to illuminate the very real horrors of unattainable beauty standards and the enslavement of marginalized bodies. As relevant as it is exquisite. "</p> - Booklist , starred review</p> <br></p> "Clayton paints a stunning world with chilling characters...that will absorb readers.... This unique story remains a terrific metaphor for beauty and its place in society and culture. "</p> - School Library Journal </p> <br> <br>

Camille, Edel, and Remy, aided by The Iron Ladies and backed by alternative newspaper The Spider's Web, race to outwit Sophia, find Princess Charlotte, and return her to Orléans.

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Horn Book Review

Camille, her love interest Rmy, and her sister Edel (The Belles, rev. 5/18) are on the run after discovering malicious Princess Sophias means of cloning Belles. With the help of an underground resistance movement, they work to return Princess Charlottethe rightful heir, who has fled Orlans but whom Sophia claims has diedto the throne. Camille attains even greater supernatural abilities than she demonstrated in the previous book, most notably the powers to magically disguise herself in addition to altering others appearance and to drain the life force of enemies (both very handy skills for a fugitive). Clayton further develops the world-building of Orlans with a much wider landscape, more steampunk-meets-magical-technology, and new details of Orlansian spiritual beliefs. This second installment is more repetitively plotted than the first, and particularly overuses a device of an ally dying mere moments after being reunited with Camille. Nevertheless, Belles fans will be eager to revisit this lavishly imagined, immersive fantasy realm, which Clayton effectively uses to critique several ugly aspects of our own society. katie bircher March/April 2019 p 78(c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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