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.
3.5 stars – this is not quite as strong as The Belles, but I still love the world and the fierceness of Camellia. And the feminist feels!
I wanted a bit more from The Iron Ladies – I felt they ended up being more of a plot device than actual characters. But their interaction with Camellia and Charlotte was interesting.
I also felt that the ending was disappointing and rushed – it is over but it’s not? Meh.
Having said all that, there are so many good parts, like the discussion about living with the Gris and all of the plotting. I always like a good plot.
Overall the series is very enjoyable, but the Belles is definitely the stronger of the two.
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