"You were put on this Earth by the Goddess of Beauty with one job, so make everyone else beautiful."
What would you give to be beautiful? For the people of Orleans beauty is not something that they are born with. Punished by the God of the Sky for being born, they are cursed with being plain, all except the Belles. The Belles are specially born of the Goddess of Beauty herself and given the ability to make the citizens of their town beautiful.
Camellia is a Belle. She has been training her whole life to be The Favourite and it's what she wants more than anything. But things in Orleans are not always what they seem and she learns that as more and more time goes on.
The pacing of this novel is very touch and go. At some points it really draws you in and has you on the edge of your seat, at other points it really dragged on and on and took a while to get to the point. There was also a quite graphic torture scene that I was not prepared for at all.
Despite all of this I did enjoy this novel and am looking forward to the next one in the series.
~ Jordanna, QBD Chadstone