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The Belles

(2018)
(The first book in the Belles series)
A novel by

 
 


'Looking for the next big groundbreaking event in YA? This is it' - Rick Riordan



If you could change everything about yourself, would you?

Should you?

Camellia and her sisters control beauty.
They are Belles and they can make you 'perfect'.

Glossy hair, smooth skin, flawless body.

You'll feel better once it's done. The results are worth the pain.
And when they fade, the Belles will fix you all over again . . .
But beauty has a price.

. . . What would you give to be beautiful?

The New York Times bestseller about body image, and the true price of beauty.

'Heart-pounding' Samantha Shannon, New York Times bestselling author

'Diverse' Tomi Adeyemi, #1 New York Times bestselling author

'Whipsmart' Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author

'Groundbreaking' Rick Riordan, #1 New York Times bestselling author

'Unsettling' Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author

'Immersive' Renée Ahdieh, #1 New York Times bestselling author

'Badass' Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author

'Intoxicating' Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author

'Frightening' Marie Rutkoski, New York Times bestselling author

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"From the first page, this book completely mesmorized me. Dhonielle Clayton has written a lush, immersive tale about a world where nothing is as it seems. Where beauty and the magic behind it are painted in sinisterly sexy tones. Her characters are complex, yet relatable. This is a book where you will savor every word." - Renée Ahdieh

"The Belles is a voluptuous, dazzling fairy tale of desire, ambition and unrelenting beauty." - Holly Black

"Clayton dances between the fine lines of glittering, glamorous and gruesome. The Belles is a dazzling exploration of body power and identity, and a must-read for anyone looking for a lot more bite when it comes to beauty." - Roshani Chokshi

"The Belles is a powerful discussion about the cost of beauty and what we are willing to do for it. Dhonielle Clayton creates a world both lush and dark, with prose so delectable you will savor every word." - Zoraida Córdova

"A whip-smart writer with grand, grand talents." - Roxane Gay

"Breathtakingly beautiful and deeply unsettling." - Marie Lu

"The Belles is full of political drama, palace intrigue, complex and corrupt characters, and deadly betrayals-what better tale for our modern day? Get wrapped up and swept away in this wild and unpredictable new world of fashion, magic, and murder." - Daniel José Older

"Looking for the next big groundbreaking event in YA? This is it." - Rick Riordan

"The Belles is absolutely enthralling. Rich with detail and fascinating characters, this book shows us a masterfully crafted world that is both desirable and frightening. I flew through the pages and loved everything they had to offer: an intelligent and talented heroine, mysterious romance, and enduring friendships." - Marie Rutkoski

"Sumptuous and original worldbuilding, heart-pounding plot and gorgeous prose." - Samantha Shannon

"I fell head-over-heels with the darkly lush world of The Belles. A book to read when you want to be transported somewhere dangerous and beautiful, where nothing is as it seems, and secrets abound." - Megan Shepherd


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Used availability for Dhonielle Clayton's The Belles

Hardback Editions

February 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Belles (The Belles (1))
Author(s): Dhonielle Clayton
ISBN: 1-4847-2849-1 / 978-1-4847-2849-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Freeform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Belles
Author(s): Dhonielle Clayton
ISBN: 1-4847-3251-0 / 978-1-4847-3251-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Freeform
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September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Belles (Belles 1)
Author(s): Dhonielle Clayton
ISBN: 1-4732-2397-0 / 978-1-4732-2397-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Belles
Author(s): Dhonielle Clayton
ISBN: 1-4732-2396-2 / 978-1-4732-2396-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Belles
Author(s): Dhonielle Clayton
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Ltd
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February 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Belles
Author(s): Dhonielle Clayton
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Belles
Author(s): Dhonielle Clayton
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Belles (Belles Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Dhonielle Clayton
ISBN: 1-5385-4058-4 / 978-1-5385-4058-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Belles Lib/E
Author(s): Dhonielle Clayton
ISBN: 1-5385-4057-6 / 978-1-5385-4057-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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February 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Belles (Belles Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Dhonielle Clayton
ISBN: 1-5385-4059-2 / 978-1-5385-4059-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Belles
Author(s): Dhonielle Clayton
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


February 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Belles
Author(s): Dhonielle Clayton
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Belles
Author(s): Dhonielle Clayton
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Belles: The most talked about YA book of 2018 (Belles 1)
Author(s): Dhonielle Clayton
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


February 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Belles, The
Author(s): Dhonielle Clayton
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Availability: Amazon CA