The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton audiobook

The Everlasting Rose

By Dhonielle Clayton
Read by Rosie Jones

Blackstone Publishing 9781484728482

The Belles Series: Book 2

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982575113

  • ISBN: 9781982575106

  • ISBN: 9781982575120

Runtime: 10.23 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Amazon Best Book of the Month in YA Novels

A BookRiot Pick of Best YA Science Fiction Books of 2019 So Far

A Paste Magazine Pick of This Month's Best Young Adult Books 

A Bustle Pick of the Month's Best New Books by Women of Color

A Refinery29 Pick of the Best YA Books Written by Black Women

A Tor.com Reviewers' Choice of Upcoming Young Adult SFF Books

A Booklist Pick of the Day

With a price on her head, the evil Queen Sophia out for blood, and no idea who to trust, Camellia Beaureguard, the former favorite Belle, must race against time to find the ailing Princess Charlotte, who has disappeared without a trace. 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Belles series delivers the high-stakes action of the Disney princess movies we grew up with, but with a hero who doesn’t look like Snow White.” Refinery29
“The sequel to Clayton’s The Belles freezes blood and steals breath. Narrative craft that can hold the tension of the implicit value of black and brown features as beautiful as it intertwines with incisive commentary on the overall commodification of beauty is no small feat, and Clayton manages thrills of action, magic, romance, and revolution as well.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Clayton seizes the opportunity to expound upon Orléans, rendering a world that is breathtaking and crushing, beautiful and vile, and whimsical and terrifying. She 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.” Booklist (starred review)
“This unique story remains a terrific metaphor for beauty and its place in society and culture.” School Library Journal
“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.” Horn Book Magazine

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Dhonielle Clayton

Author Bio: Dhonielle Clayton

Dhonielle Clayton writes fiction for middle grade, young adult, and women and was named a Best Author of YA Fiction by BookRiot in 2019. She earned an MA degree in children’s literature from Hollins University and an MFA in writing for children at the New School. She taught secondary school for several years and is a former librarian and cofounder of Cake Literary, a creative kitchen whipping up decadent and diverse literary confections for readers.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 10.23
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English