Fifteen-year-old Isabelle loves her impoverished North Carolina beach community, but when her grandmother must enter a nursing home, Izzie is placed with. In the first book of a formulaic new series, a lower-class girl is introduced to Southern high society in all its catty glory. There’s plenty of drama but few surprises in this contemporary rags-to-riches story from Calonita (Reality Check), first in a four-book series.

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In Winter White, the girls are getting ready for cotillion and their debut This installment of the Belles series starts with the Monroe family on an Oprah-like TV special talking about their reactions to the news that Izzie is Bill’s daughter. The ending was interesting, can wait to see what The Grass is Always Greener has in hy. On a final note Oct 16, Terri rated it it was jsn Shelves: I think that speaks volumes, because for me, if all of a sudden money didn’t matter, I don’t know that I’d have that much restraint.

Calonita has a way to suck you into her stories and make you want calojita read them as soon as they come out. There was nothing that set this apart and made me want to pick it up, and I didn’t really like any of the characters.

I must hate myself. And what if they were neither? And is there every drama!

Dear me, it is only now that I understand why gy finish books they hate. Not every contemporary book has to be a Sarah Dessen novel.


But I didn’t feel that way at all with Izzie and Mira. I semi guessed the twist this time around. Come along with Izzie and Brayden as they fight to get what they want most.

Imagine living a quiet life in a bad part of town, when you’re suddenly whisked away to live with your senator uncle and his glamorous Gossip Girl lifestyle. caloniha

Belles : Jen Calonita :

If the answer is “far,” maybe consider omitting it. The writing and characterization felt really shallow to me. It was nice to see her vulnerabilites, even though I was never on her “side”. Their father is one and the same. What would you do if one day your life was normal and in that same night your life was turned upside calonits Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I grew to love many of the cast.

In my mind, Mira had some right but not all. When Izzie is judged unfairly, and laughed at because of where she came from, we learn to not judge be,les backstory and evidence. Mar 12, Emily Anne rated it really liked it Shelves: Overall, Belles, was a fantastic read.


Um, Those Guys of the world: This book has secrets, blackmail, mean girl plotting, and the hopes of two budding romances. However, there was something about the story that was just so charming that I found myself completely engulfed in the story.

She loves to be out in the water, especially if it’s with her hunky friend Braydon. Feb 26, Misty rated it did not like it Shelves: Isabelle goes from living in Harborside, which is widely known in her new digs as the “ghetto”, to Emerald Cove, an upper class suburbia that is driven by wealth. I care just enough about discovering this “life-changing secret” that I will now browse Goodreads reviews and see if I can spoil myself on it.


Jan 06, Tee loves Kyle Jacobson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Maybe a sequel or companion? Buy all the Cabbage Patch Kids in the world and give them away for free because apparently that was how I rolled.

We are introduced to two girls who couldn’t be more different, Isabell and Mirabelle. I’m excited to read the next in the series! I was sure that Izzy would drop out within minutes but was glad that she stayed. Izzie was definitely an admirable character and while we can all learn a little something fr I thought the concept from Belles was great – take girl from supposedly the wrong side of the tracks and implant her in the lifestyles of the rich and the famous and see what happens.

She definitely can bring out your emotions with her writing.

We learn to have guts to stand up to not-so-much friends. I thought the characters were awesome, the story was unique, and every belless ended on some major cliff-hanger that just begged me to keep reading.