The Everlasting Rose

The Belles #2

Dhonielle Clayton

fiction fantasy young adult
adventurous medium-paced

344 pages | first published 2019

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. 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.

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adventurous 86%
dark 46%
emotional 33%
hopeful 26%
mysterious 20%
reflective 20%
tense 20%
inspiring 6%


medium 88%
fast 11%

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