The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Camellia Beauregard is a queen, in the lavish world of Orleans, queens are admired, because they control beauty and beauty is a commodity desired by everyone. People in Orleans are mostly born gray and are cursed, and only a queen along with her talent can help transform them and also can she make them beautiful.
But, no, just being a queen is not enough for Camellia, her wish is to be the favourite amongst everyone, she wishes to live in Royal Palace. To attend to the royal family, she wants to be known as the most famous queen on earth.
But, behind the gold plated palace walls are many hidden secrets, some dark, some not so dark. It doesn’t take long for her to learn that her existence is nothing more than a lie, the powers that she possesses are also much more than she knew, and are much more dangerous than her imagination. She is also asked to put her own life at risk and help the princess who is bedridden using all the powers she is adorned with.