the everlasting roseI’m sure that a great many of you have heard of The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton. The much awaited sequel to The Belles has been on people’s minds ever since they finished the first book. Everyone wanted to know what happened next and how the story would end. And now, finally, after months of waiting we’re all going to find out the resolution of the story that blew us all away last year. I’m sure many of us have read it already as it has already been released last month! Honestly, if you enjoyed reading The Belles, I’d be incredibly surprised if you haven’t picked up The Everlasting Rose and devoured it at this point. And here’s the funny thing about this post; The Everlasting Rose is not on my TBR. You see, I was lucky enough to have received an arc of this book, finishing it just in time to post my review the night before it was released. And it was an incredibly exciting read, even if it was a little underwhelming, especially when compared to its predecessor.

But this book was on my TBR prior to my finishing it and I was, like many, eagerly awaiting the moment that I would learn what would happen to our favorite Belle, Camille as she ran from tyrant Sophia and worked to escape the slavery that all Belles had been subjected to for generations past. It was an interesting story, to say the least. And if you are interested, you can feel free to check out my review for a little bit more commentary on this book and an in depth, though spoiler free, look at what the novel gave us readers.

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.

What are your thoughts about this book? Feel free to leave review links in the comments  for others, and myself, to check out if you have reviewed it already! If not, is it on your TBR? Is it not? Let me know in the comments, please! and, as always, happy reading!

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