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Dhonielle Clayton Books In Order

Publication Order of Tiny Pretty Things Series (with Sona Charaipotra) Books

Tiny Pretty Things (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shiny Broken Pieces (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Belles Books

The Belles (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Everlasting Rose (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Born in the Suburbs of Washington, Dhonielle Clayton spent most of her childhood weekends at the local comic book store. During the evenings, Dhonielle Clayton could be found beneath her grandmother’s dining room table, more than determined to finish a pile of books. After completing high school, Dhonielle Clayton joined Wake Forest University, where she earned a BA in English. Immediately after earning her BA, Dhonielle Clayton became an English teacher for three years. Due to the fact that Clayton was mostly surrounded, she rediscovered her passion and love for children’s literature and even went ahead and earned a Master’s degree in young adult and children’s literature from the renowned, Hollins University. Currently, Dhonielle Clayton is working on young adult and middle-grade book projects. Dhonielle Clayton eventually relocated to New York City, where she was awarded an MFA.

Dhonielle Clayton Best Books
The Belles
The Belles is the first installment in the Belles book series by author Dhonielle Clayton. In the Belles, author Clayton has managed to create a world, which blurs the line between beautiful and dangerous. The dedication to the world building and the beautiful prose is a clear testament to author Dhonielle Clayton’s talent as an author. From the very first page, author Dhonielle Clayton creates a universe, which is not only mysterious but inviting as well. Together with the beautiful prose and the world-building, author Dhonielle Clayton has also created characters who will undeniably stay in the reader’s mind after they are through with the book. The protagonist, Camellia is undeniably one of the best young adult’s heroines that the readers will ever come across. Apart from being resilient in unwavering in her faith and herself, Camellia is also quite resilient. Camellia wants everyone around her to feel beautiful at all times. Nonetheless, her innocence many at times, normally holds her back.

One of Camellia’s most admirable traits is her curiosity and many at times, she does not back down from airing her feelings or opinions. The Belles has been set in the French nation, where beauty is not only a goddess, but also must be worshipped. Blessed human beings known as the Belles, bestow the beauty of the goddess to the fellow human beings. When the universe was being created, the human beings were cursed mainly because it was believed that beauty was caring for humans too much. As a result, the humans were turned into Gris, who was not only devoid of the traditional beauty marks but were also grey. The narrative is centered on Camellia, who has recently graduated from the Belles and is ready to work to make people beautiful. Being an overachiever, Belle is more than determined to ensure that she not only becomes successful but that she also becomes stationed in the Belle Palace.

Nonetheless, Camellia comes to learn that life at the court is not what she had imagined it was gong to be. Camellia is forced with the difficult decision of choosing between standing up and going after what she truly believes in or following the extremely strict rules of society and also being an agreeable Belle. What readers ae mainly going to love about The Belles was the beautiful world that author Clayton has created. All the details in the Belles have been richly described, and the readers will be taken on a rollercoaster ride across the world. Clayton’s world building was quite excellent, and the Belle’s arcane the magic system was brilliantly done and unique. Despite the fact that the Belles is a short book, it is quite addictive and in the process draws the readers with its high stake dramas, Camellia, the strong and kind heroine and the numerous supportive side characters such as Bree, the servant, and the Belles. What makes this narrative quite interesting is the number of complicated women.

Tiny Pretty Things
Tiny Pretty Things is a novel that is centered around three dancers, June, Gigi, and Bette. June, Gigi, and Bette attend a Manhattan ballet school, which trains students in ballet before enrolling them in the American Ballet Company. The Manhattan ballet school is an exclusive school, where only some of the best ballet dancers attend. Nonetheless, to be the best, you must be willing to cough out some good cash. However, what the school does not tell the students is that the cutthroat competition can have certain effects on a person and in the process making one do some of the things that they had never thought they would ever do. Furthermore, the cutthroat competition, in turn, changes someone into a person that they never thought they were going ever to become. Bette is the girl, whom the American Ballet Conservatory revolves around.

Anyone who attended the school believed that Bette had everything that she had ever wanted in life; a flawless doll body, a perfect boyfriend, a rich family and a celebrity sister. Bette was the meanest girl in the school, who could easily destroy anyone in the school. As the narrative progressed, Bette did things that were not only disgusting but also quite awful. It goes without saying that girls normally want to destroy any girl, who may appear to be competing with them. This is exactly what Bette did, and she did it without any remorse. June on the other hand, was half Korean and was battling, with an eating disorder. Of all the characters in Tiny Pretty Things, June was the darkest. June was still battling with a hurt inside her, which was still raw, and if left unattended, the wound would continue to get wide and wider.

At some point, all of June’s friends turned against her. Furthermore, ever since June was a young girl, she has never had the chance of meeting with her father. June in the novel did some pretty dark stuff, things that anyone would have ever imagined she was capable of. Gigi, on the other hand, was the newest entrant in the school. Furthermore, she was also among the brightest girls in the school, something that did not go well with June and Bette. Gigi was blessed with the part that Bette could only dream of. Gigi’s arrival in the school, made June invisible, especially to the teachers.

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