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Friday Reads· The Belles

Friday read was invented by The Candid cover and it’s a book meme that mixes two already existing:

  • Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
  • The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.

Today’s book is…..

The Belles

By Dhonielle Clayton


I’m just starting this one and it’s really beautiful. There’s magic and powerful girls and a society cursed with ugliness that strives only for beauty

The beginning of this book is with a short excerpt of The History of Orléans our fantasy world::

The God of the Sky fell in love with the Goddess of Beauty after the world began.


This is quite a traditional way to start a novel, we get both back story, magic system, religion and customs in a short prologue. Not my favorite kind of beginning since I prefer in media res way more but not everything can start with a fight scene, I guess.

I haven’t gotten to the 56% of the book yet so if I see a spoiler I’m blaming all of you::

I watch Rémy watching them, and think, Maybe he isn’t so terrible

I’ve noticed that these tend to always be about a love interest… I’ll keep you all updated on the theory


Book lover and hockey goalie from Argentina. Trying to figure life out

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