Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Belles : Book Review

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Title : Belles
Series : Belles #1
Author : Jen Calonita
Pages : 356
Release Date : April 10th 2012
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers / Hachette Book Group Canada
Format : ARC
Source :  
**this ARC was provided by HBG Canada in exchange for an honest review**

My Opinion :

Belles. Oh god. It was a breath of fresh air. It was just the book I needed.

You see, I thought this book was going to be all like ' Oh, I am a bitch' and 'No, I am a bitch'. You know, like Gossip Girls and Pretty Little Liars (although I haven't read either one ;D). But, it wasn't. At all.

In Belles, Isabelle, or Izzie, is a Harborside girl. People think Harborside is all about thiefs, gangs, but Izzie knows better; she loves her life with her Grams, even though Grams' memory is fading with time. But then, her social worker decides to put Izzie in her uncle's family, whom lives in Emerald Cove. Which is, the (COMPLETE) opposite of Harborside. Emerald Cove is the home to riches, bitches and snobs. And, Izzie is now in 'Uncle' Bill's family. He's a (REALLY RICH (Woot! MONEY = books :D)) senator. Izzie meets her 'cousin', Mira, and they don't really get along, especially since Mira's best friend, Savannah, is a total bitch who has made it her life mission to make Izzie's life miserable. Yay! *dramatic sigh*

I just loved this book. I can't tell you how much. Oh god. It's just what I needed (sorry for saying that again). I just... I couldn't stop thinking about it. At school. At home. While sleeping (okay, maaaaybe not while sleeping, but almost). I just couldn't wait to get back to it! I enjoyed it soooo much!

It had that weird feel to it... like addictive feel to it (you know what I mean?). I just loved and devoured every last page of it. I just... this book is awesome. What else do you need? (hehe)

I also REALLY loved the characters (well, except the bitchy ones.... ughhh... I hate bitches).

Izzie, although she had a hard time, was a really awesome character who had guts (you know what I'm talking about if you've read the book :D)

Mira... I was happy when she finally stood up to Savannah (who is not only a bitch, but a bully (it seems those two always come in the same package... um... I wonder why (that's Scaramouch)))

Brayden... mmmh... yeah, I wasn't happy he kinda lied to Izzie... but he's still pretty nice :D

Hayden... oh, I loved him SO much :D He was just so nice  and supportive to Izzie and nice in general and I really enjoyed the book better because of him.

And, Lucas was a jerk. An a$$. And a bitch (hehe).

The writing in Belles was really relaxing; which I really liked. It wasn"t slow-paced or fast-paced; just its own prefect pace.

Belles... oh god, I can't tell you how much you need to read this book! I loved love loved loved (and it goes on) this book so much!


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Author Bio : 

Jen CalonitaIt's no secret how Jen Calonita knows the inside scoop on young Hollywood. A former Senior Entertainment Editor at Teen People, Jen has interviewed everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Zac Efron. An entertainment journalist for the past ten years, Jen has written for TV Guide, Glamour and Marie Claire.

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