Happy Friday and welcome to my review of the book I was totally going to finish before 2020! (Spoiler Alert: I did not finish this book before 2020) This book is wonderful and amazing and I love it! Because of that, I am so so excited to share my review with you today, plus more info about the book and author AND a quiz!!!! And now without any further ado, let’s get to the review!
I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller
Published on February 1, 2020 by Sourcebooks Fire
Genres: Fantasy, YA, Aspec, Queer
Source: the Publisher
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Emilie des Marais is more at home holding scalpels than embroidery needles and is desperate to escape her noble roots to serve her country as a physician. But society dictates a noble lady cannot perform such gruesome wor.
Annette Boucher, overlooked and overworked by her family, wants more from life than her humble beginnings and is desperate to be trained in magic. So when a strange noble girl offers Annette the chance of a lifetime, she accepts.
Emilie and Annette swap lives—Annette attends finishing school as a noble lady to be trained in the ways of divination, while Emilie enrolls to be a physician’s assistant, using her natural magical talent to save lives.
But when their nation instigates a frivolous war, Emilie and Annette must work together to help the rebellion end a war that is based on lies.
Sometimes I don’t have a whole lot to say about books, so I’ve created Rapid Fire Reviews as a quick and fun way to get my opinion out without repeating myself and boring you! Here we go!
did i like it?
YES oh my gods I LOVED IT!!!
ANNETTE!!! (ace ace baby)
will i re-read it?
three words to describe the book
magic, sacrifice, knowledge
Who wants to have a conversation with me about the fact that Emilie is autistic???
LOOK AT THIS COVER!!! IT EVOKES EVERYTHING THE BOOK IS ABOUT PERFECTLY!!! AND I LOVE IT!!!!
- Spellhacker by MK England
- Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor
- The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton
- Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
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Linsey Miller grew up in Arkansas and has previously worked as a crime lab intern, neuroscience (undergrad) lab assistant, and pharmacy technician. She is represented by Rachel Brooks of Bookends Literary and holds an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Wichita State University. She can currently be found writing about science and magic anywhere there is coffee.
Her debut duology, containing Mask of Shadows and Ruin of Stars, was about a genderfluid thief who fought their way through auditions to be the next royal assassin. Her most recent book, Belle Révolte, is a French-inspired fantasy about two girls, one revolt, and unimaginable magic. It is set to be released 4 February 2020 with another standalone YA fantasy to follow in 2021.
Have you read this wonderful, magical book yet? Do you love it as much as I do? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!