Dhonielle clayton creates a rich, decadent world of excess and privilege, where beauty is not only skin-deep, detailed, but a complete mirage. In the opulent world of orleans, for they control Beauty, Belles are revered, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. 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.
Belles, The #ad - Weaving deeper questions about the commodification of women's bodies, and vanity with high-stakes action and incredible imagery, gender equality, racial identity, The Belles is the must-read epic of the season. With the future of orleans and its people at stake, risk her own life, Camellia must decide—save herself and her sisters and the way of the Belles—or resuscitate the princess, and change the ways of her world forever.
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. But it's not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. 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.
The Everlasting Rose Belles, The Book 2Freeform #ad - Sophia's imperial forces will stop at nothing to keep the rebels from returning Charlotte to the castle 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 restore peace to Orleans.
In this sequel to the instant new york times bestseller, Camille, her sister Edel, and her guard and new love Remy must race against time to find Princess Charlotte.
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Welcome to the city of sin, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, gangs infest the streets…and secrets hide in every shadowEnne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, where casino families reign, the so-called City of Sin. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems.
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Frightened and alone, Enne has only one lead: the name Levi Glaisyer. To save him, enne will need to surrender herself to the city…And she’ll need to play.
Shadow of the FoxHarlequin Teen #ad - Kage tatsumi, is one such hunter, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart. With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death.
Dao, marie lu, cassandra clare and more bestselling YA fantasy will be captivated by book one of this enchanting new series. One of my all-time favorite fantasy novels! i'm in love with this book, its characters, its worldbuilding!”—Ellen Oh, author of the Prophecy and Spirit Hunters series . With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival.
Shadow of the Fox #ad - Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll. There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. One thousand years ago, the great kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos.
Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Maas, Julie C.
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They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. As estrella tries to help fel piece together his unknown past, La Pradera leads them to secrets as dangerous as they are magical in this stunning exploration of love, loss, and family. Now, in wild beauty, mclemore introduces a spellbinding setting and two characters who are drawn together by fate—and pulled apart by reality.
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Blood Rose RebellionKnopf Books for Young Readers #ad - A fast-paced historical fantasy full of magic, and adventure!”—JESSICA DAY GEORGE, romance, New York Times bestselling author of Silver in the Blood . In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order in place.
Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. As rebellion spreads across the region, Anna’s unique ability becomes the catalyst everyone is seeking. Not the people around her, from her aloof cousin Noémi to the fierce and handsome Romani Gábor. Not the society she’s known all her life, for discontent with the Luminate is sweeping the land.
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A magical tale unlike anything you've read before. Bustle"a richly imagined 19th-century historical fantasy. Ew, a-the thrilling first book in a YA fantasy trilogy for fans of Red Queen. And not her lack of magic.
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Leif is mounting an impressive army, and with Ciara’s strength in battle, the two might have a chance to save their world. Leif should be ciara’s enemy, shares her prophetic visions, but when Ciara discovers that he, too, she knows he’s something more. The people of mide have always been safe because of Ciara’s unearthly ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions.
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New york times bestselling author rachel Hawkins brings her signature humor, love of Americana, and flair for romance to this page-turning Princess Diaries turned-upside-down story. Originally published as "royals, " new york Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins serves up a deliciously royal romance, perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Huntley Fitzpatrick.
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With savings from her gig at the magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad’s old costume, Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first. Teen actor darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter.
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Lost Crow Conspiracy Blood Rose Rebellion, Book 2Knopf Books for Young Readers #ad - Lost crow conspiracy is the dark, dazzling, action-packed sequel to Anna Arden's explosive societal debut in YA fantasy trilogy Blood Rose Rebellion. Sixteen-year old anna Arden was once just the magically barren girl from an elite Luminate family. She thought her future looked like a society that would let her love a Romani boy, Gabor.
But with the monarchy breathing down her neck and the Praetheria intimidating her at every turn, it seems the conspiracies have only just begun. She thought her cousin Matyas's blood sacrifice to the disarm the spell would bring peace, equality, justice. Lower-class citizens have access to magic for the first time, while other Luminates lose theirs forever.
Lost Crow Conspiracy Blood Rose Rebellion, Book 2 #ad - A fellow outlaw. The one person Anna was sure she'd never see again. Now there's only one other person who might be able to save the country before war breaks out. A bandit. Matyas. A man known as the King of Crows. Austria and Hungary are at odds once more. Anna arden did not know breaking the Binding would break the world.
The Wicker KingImprint #ad - He accepts the visions as reality, even when Jack leads them on a quest to fulfill a dark prophecy. August and jack alienate everyone around them as they struggle with their sanity, free falling into the surreal fantasy world that feels made for them. Jack begins to see increasingly vivid hallucinations that take the form of an elaborate fantasy kingdom creeping into the edges of the real world.
The wicker king is a psychological young adult thriller that follows two friends struggling as one spirals into madness. Jack once saved august's life…now can august save him?August is a misfit with a pyro streak and Jack is a golden boy on the varsity rugby team—but their intense friendship goes way back.
The Wicker King #ad - In the end, each one must choose his own truth. Written in vivid micro-fiction with a stream-of-consciousness feel and multimedia elements, K. Ancrum's the wicker king touches on themes of mental health and explores a codependent relationship fraught with tension, madness and love. An imprint bookpraise for the Wicker King: "An eerie piece of realistic fiction whose characters revel in intense emotions.
Kirkus reviews "an eerie and mesmerizing thriller that questions the space where reality and perception overlap, THE WICKER KING is a spine-tingling read that will have you riveted. Caleb roerhrig, author of Last Seen Leaving and White Rabbit. With their parents’ unreliable behavior, August decides to help Jack the way he always has—on his own.