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Winter White

(Belles #2)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  1,926 ratings  ·  180 reviews
Isabelle Scott and Mirabelle Monroe are still reeling from the revelation that they share more than just the roof over their heads. The media has pounced on their story, and while Izzie and Mira have each put on a happy public face, someone is leaking their true feelings to the press. It seems as if the world is watching their every move, but at least the girls have each o ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published October 9th 2012 by Poppy
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Apr 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, own
This review contains no spoilers of either Belles or Winter White

Mira and Izzy are back to their fabulous glory in Winter White. After Belles ended with some life changing revelations, we get the aftermath of these secrets brought to light, and how the girls are dealing with it all. Belles was a really fun novel; a chick lit with fantastic personalities, drama-filled shorelines, and a little romance to give it its final touch. In Winter White, we get reacquainted with the same old energetic characters; t
Dec 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-contemporary
I truly enjoyed Belles by Jen Calonita (the first book in this series). The events of Winter White pick up where Belles left off as Mira and Izzie try to piece things back together in the wake of their father’s big revelation. The fallout that comes from that is the source of a lot of emotional turmoil throughout this novel.

I’ve always been more partial to Izzie. I just got her in the first novel, and that continues here. Mira, however, surprised me. She managed to work her way into
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
I was really hoping Winter White would redeem the Belles series for me. But it’s books like these that had me believing for so long that I wouldn’t ever enjoy a contemporary novel. Sure, I now know that isn’t true, that there are some really superb YA contemporary novels to be had. I’ve even reviewed some of them here. But the Belles series simply continues to fall short for me.

First of all, it feels like these books lay on the Southern drawl just a tad too much. I’m from Texas. We have a bit o
Tiff at Mostly YA Lit
Aug 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
This installment of the Belles series starts with the Monroe family on an Oprah-like TV special talking about their reactions to the news that Izzie is Bill's daughter. Despite appearing to be taking everything in stride, inside, Mira and Izzie are both pretty distressed over their father's lies. This, however, brings them closer together, and makes them team up to fight off the rumours, messes, and crazy of Emerald Cove.

In Winter White, the girls are getting ready for cotillion and their debut
Feb 23, 2013 rated it it was ok
For some reason I just couldn't really like this book. I really enjoyed Belles so I was surprised when I read this book and realised I was bored most of the way through.

First off I was waiting for something really bad to happen the whole way through but it never did happen, I thought Dylan was going to be a really horrible person but found out she wasn't even a bad person in the end. So I wondered why I was made to really not trust or like her.

Izzie annoyed me so much in
Emmaline Neas
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Summer/Sunny McDaniel
Jan 13, 2013 rated it really liked it

*WARNING* This is a sequel. If you have not read the first book, you might not want to read this review. So go buy it/borrow it/get it from the library/steal it (okay, don’t do that one!). Then come back here.

First off, I adore Jen Calonita. I've read every one of her books, own a few, and get them from the library constantly. Her books are ones that I love to just curl up and relax with. Her characters feel real and amazing and I want to be like them.
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is rare (since I am normally not a big fan of second books in series), but I think I enjoyed this book more than the first. I also have to admit that I could not put this one down. Yep, read it in 5 hours straight. I had to give it 5 stars, because it has been a long time since I have read a book that I had to keep reading (losing sleep in the process).
We join the Monroe family, right after the big surprise announcement has been made. Mira and Izzie are both reeling from the news. Their fa
May 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, review, favourites
Oh Jen Calonita and her cliffhangers. It's going to make waiting for the next book a lot harder! The drama, Butterflies, boys and dresses are back in this one. I don't know why, but I really enjoy reading contemporaries with tons of drama, I don't like being involved in it myself (I had enough of that in high school!) but it just seems fun reading it. Maybe because it doesn't actually effect anyone and I need to see what happens next! Jen Calonita certainly knows how to spin a story shock full o ...more
Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: ANYONE
Recommended to Lexie by: GOODREADS.COM
I LOOOOOOOOOVE Jen calonita's writing. I've read a lot of other books by her, and I've found that her characters are quite entertaining and relate-able I would definitely give this a 5/5 stars, and I can't wait for the next one! =D

SUMMARY After everything in Belles (no spoilers here!), Izzie has started to settle into her new world. But somehow things are going to get even more oof-kilter than they were after the secret- Cotillion is coming up, but the press may just turn the Monroe
Oct 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Izzie and Mira are dealing with the fall out from their dad's confession of being Izzie's father. They have to deal with the media frenzy around it and having to fake smiling for talk shows. Plus Mira is still upset over no longer being friends with Savannah and the rest of her friends. She becomes closer to Keenan and more involved with her art work. Izzie becomes friends with Brayden's sister Dylan, who she likes a lot since she thinks she's a lot like her but Dylan also may not be who she see ...more
Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?)
Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?

Izzy and Mira are adapting to all the changes in their lives pretty well I think. I like the friendship and sense of sisterhood that I'm feeling between the two now. Everything seems to revolve around the Cotillion this time around, and with the hazing and other activities, it's pretty funny. Savannah still needs to get over herself, but you'll love some of the situations she gets put in through the hazing. Maybe she'll learn something. Probably not. I love
Kaylee Magic
Jun 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
OMG!! My penpal-BFF-who-I've-only-met-a-handful-of-times, Mimi, was sweet enough to lend this to me and I LOVED it!!!!! Even better than the first! The cast is impossible not to love, as is the summer setting! (: I don't usually write reviews, but I'll be making one up for this book soon!

You'll want to pre-order this one ASAP. I certainly already did! (; <333

Thank you a billion times over, Mimi, you goddess!
Nov 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book.
I'm not usually one to go for contemporary's but I did like this one. It was funny in places, and the characters felt like actual people.
Some parts were predicable but I still really enjoyed it.

I liked the writing, it flowed really well and made me want to read the whole book in one sitting (It was hard to put it down at times lol)

I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway.
Alyssa White
Jan 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
This read was cute. Jen Calonita has an amazing talent! This story has so much drama and interesting things pop up throughout it. The rating is a 3.5 because I adore this author abs the story line, but parts were slow for me. The ending was interesting, can wait to see what The Grass is Always Greener has in store.
I'm of the opinion that Izzie is more of a snob than the girls she calls snobs. She constantly looked down on them - on anyone who wasn't from Harborside, for that matter - and frankly, that attitude was just too bitchy to be likeable or enjoyable.
Apr 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
The second installment in Calonita's "Belles" series is a fresh, fun, and easy read - I'm addicted to this series!
Alyssa Mayley
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Very rarely does the second book in a series connect with me more than the first, but this one delivered!!!

I think part of the reason I connected with this book so well was that I had already gotten to know the main characters in book one. In this book, it's all about digging deeper into each characters head and watching as they grow and adapt to the various new challenges in their lives. I also love the way this author builds dramatic tension between the characters and how t
Hannah Walker
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Review: I thought that the book Winter White was a phenomenal novel. I am not someone who enjoys reading, however I found myself constantly turning the page. Throughout the book, there was one conflict occurring after another and each page full of more drama. There were multiple conflicts going on at once, which caused me to become more intrigued. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves drama and romance. I would also recommend this book to anyone who loves secrets and scandals. I think
Cecily Kyle
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
This series is totally a guilty pleasure for me because catollions and debutons are not really my thing but I love the characters and the intensity and speed of the drama in the story. It can be a bit predictable at times but I was completely drawn in and basically read it all in one sitting. I have also Already gone and got the third one in the series because I just can't let that ending slide. I have to know what is going to happen.
usually a good sign.
Great Read!
Jan 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Alicia Weaver
Apr 14, 2018 rated it liked it
A cute sequel though at times a bit predictable. In this book newly united sisters take part in the long standing tradition of a cotillion, face off against their new enemies, and navigate first loves.
Rebecca Ellen
Jun 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
My issue with this book was how much Izzy enjoyed the hazing rituals. I hate the idea that girls would read this and think hazing is ok, and something good to be enjoyed. I feel it sets a bad precedent going forward
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I think this book was a great sequel to Belles! I totally recommend it if you enjoyed reading Belles. I like how Mira and Izzie become close sisters. I also like how Mira and Izzie's relationships between them and other characters struggle, but then their relationships become stronger once they figure things out. I rate Winter White four out of five stars and I am excited to read the next book in the series!
Mary Patterson
May 02, 2019 rated it did not like it
I liked the first book. This series in my opinion is written for high school students. aaaaaaaaFor someone over 50 I could not relate to their problems.
Erin Farmer
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great 2nd book in the series! Can't wait to see how book 3 ends the trilogy
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've really enjoyed this series. The end definitely took a twist I wasn't expecting with several of the story lines.
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love it, perfect sequel to Belles
TheReadingKnitter/ Kasey
This book was just as good as the first book in the series. I semi guessed the twist this time around. I love the narrator for this series too!
Josie Maxwell
So good! Not as frustrating as the first one, but oddly, not as great either. It's still amazing, though, and I can't wait to read the next one!
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Hi Goodreads!
I'm Jen Calonita, a MG and YA author who loves what I do because it lets me connect with all of you (and no, I wasn't intending for that to rhyme!).

I've been writing ever since I can remember, but it was fourth grade when I put my "three wishes" for a genie down on paper. They were:
#1. Buy all the Cabbage Patch Kids in the world and give them away for free (because

Other books in the series

Belles (3 books)
  • Belles (Belles, #1)
  • The Grass Is Always Greener (Belles, #3)