The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read “The Belles” when it first came back way back when and somehow never got around to reading the sequel.
I had my doubts going in. Firstly I couldn’t remember the plot of the first book and I was too lazy to try and track down my copy in my huge hoard of books. Secondly I wasn’t sure if I would still be able to connect with the characters after such a long wait.
But I gave it a go and it was worth it.
Instantly we are given a recap of what happened and why Camille, Edel and Remy are on the run.
They are trying to locate Princess Charlotte, the real heir to the throne. They also come across a rebel group called “The Iron Ladies” (who really deserved a bigger role in this book). They are sort of just there.
Throughout the book, the reader is reminded of significant events in the first one which makes reading this after a long wait easy.
Even after all this time, the worldbuilding was amazing and the writing drew me in immediately.

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