The Beauty Trials (The Belles) (Paperback)

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The Beauty Trials (The Belles) (Paperback)


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Now available in paperback! New York Times best-selling author Dhonielle Clayton returns to her sweeping, lush fantasy series, The Belles. Rebellious, outspoken, fan-favorite Edel Beauregard enters the Beauty Trials—a deadly competition to find the next Queen of Orleans.

Sophia, the dangerous and erratic former queen, has been imprisoned, restoring peace to Orléans. Now her sister, Charlotte, sits on the throne and has decided to invoke the ancient tradition of the Beauty Trials—a series of harrowing tests meant to find the true ruler of Orléans. Edel, who has always aspired to be more than a Belle, decides to enter and, after promising to bind her arcana to keep from having an unnatural advantage, joins a few dozen other hopefuls intent on becoming the next queen of Orléans.

But the Trials are far more dangerous than any of them bargained for. As the women are put through tasks that test their strength, confidence, composure, and bravery, many perish, and Edel is mysteriously attacked by one of the other competitors—forcing her to use her powers just to survive. Will her subterfuge cost her the crown, or is there a larger conspiracy at play?

New York Times best-selling author Dhonielle Clayton returns to her sweeping, lush fantasy series with an all-new story teeming with high-stakes court intrigue and danger disguised by beauty.
Dhonielle Clayton is the New York Times best-selling author of the Belles series, The Marvellers, and The Mirror: Shattered Midnight, and the coauthor of Blackout, Whiteout, and the Tiny Pretty Things duology, now a Netflix original series. She hails from the Washington, DC, suburbs on the Maryland side. She taught secondary school for several years and is a former elementary and middle school librarian. She is COO of the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books. She’s an avid traveler and always on the hunt for magic and mischief. You can find her on social media @BrownBookworm.

Product Details ISBN: 9781368055437
ISBN-10: 1368055435
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: The Belles