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The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
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it was amazing
Read 2 times. Last read May 11, 2019 to May 31, 2019.

I picked this book on a whim. I had heard good things about it but I'll be honest I mostly fell in love with the cover. I didn't read it right away but once I started I basically devoured it. I love speculative fiction or anything that asks the question "what if?' I also have a soft spot for fiction that deals with women's issues and social injustice in general. The Belles didn't disappoint.
The world depicted in this book is not as different from ours as it first appears. Within its pages we watch the powerplays of those in charge and the ones who want to be. We see the darker, decaying underbelly of society hiding behind beautiful colors and fine fabrics, secrets lurking beneath flower-scented clothes and a deceptive sense of joy and contentment.
Yes, some things were predictable, some didn't quite made as much sense as I'd hoped they would, but I really enjoyed reading it and I'm looking forward to reading book 2 and I hope it was as gripping as the first.
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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
May 11, 2019 – Started Reading
May 29, 2019 – Shelved
May 29, 2019 –
page 251
57.05%
May 30, 2019 –
page 301
68.41%
May 31, 2019 – Finished Reading

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