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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Winter White (Belles #2) by Jen Calonita

Winter White
Belles #2
by Jen Calonita
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Poppy; 1 edition (October 9, 2012)
Language: English
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Isabelle Scott and Mirabelle Monroe are still reeling from the revelation that they share more than just the roof over their heads. The media has pounced on their story, and while Izzie and Mira have each put on a happy public face, someone is leaking their true feelings to the press. It seems as if the world is watching their every move, but at least the girls have each other.

With cotillion season right around the corner, however, Izzie and Mira have barely had time to process their newfound sisterhood. Mira has dreamed of making her debut in a gorgeous white gown forever--now if only she had an escort... Izzie, meanwhile, is still struggling to find her place in Emerald Cove, which seems ever more impossible with EC mean girls, young and old, trying to keep her down. As cotillion preparations heat up, there are dance steps to learn, manners to perfect... and secret initiations to complete?

It's time for the gowns to go on and the gloves to come off.
My review of Belles


Winter White is a continuation of the story that began in Belles.  While Belles was told mainly from Izzie's point of view, Winter White is from Mirabelle's.  The girls are still adjusting to their new relationship as half-sisters as well as the accompanying media attention.  Added to that is the stress and drama of preparing for their debut at the Emerald Cove Cotillion Club.  There was pledging, rush, initiation, dresses and projects to be completed.  And of course there are boys! 

This story is an easy, fun book to read.  It opens up the world of politics and high society through the eyes of teenage girls.  There is a moral to the story but it is wrapped in cotton candy and pretty dresses so it is easy to take. 

This is suitable for all ages and I would recommend it. 
  • Profanity:  Minor
  • Sexual Content: Minor
  • Violence: None
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  1. I haven't read the first one yet, but your review of the second one definitely made me want to pick it up off my shelf! :)

  2. I read belles a month ago and loved it. Hope I win

  3. Mirabelle was such a difficult character to like in the first one. But it will be interesting to see how she treats her new sister now.

    Lovely review:) Lovely cover too:)

  4. All thse stories of politics, chaming, initiation, Cotillion Clubs and Belles are things I adore.

    May the odds be ever in my favor!

    Me and my imaginary unicorn friend called Misty thank for the giveaway and may the odds be ever in my favor! <333

  5. Sounds good, but I find it disappointing you didn't have anymore to say. This is a very short review. A good one, but short. But thank you anyways.

  6. I'd love to read this story (and the first one as well.) Winter White sounds unique and the characters are interesting.

    Love the cover!

  7. I like that the perspective is changing in this book. I really didn't care for Mirabelle in the beginning of Belles, but I eventually came to understand her point. It'll be nice to see things from her eyes for a while. Thanks for the review!

  8. I like that this one is from Mirabelle's view. I didn't like her much in the first book, but hopefully she has continued to grew and become a better person.

  9. Thanks for a great review. I think it sounds like a good edition to the series, especially with the change in perspective.

  10. Loved Belle so this is a natural choice for me.

  11. I liked the first book, but just haven't gotten around to reading the second. It sounds like it'll be just as good though.

  12. Thanks for the short, succinct review. Although it differs from their personal experiences I think my wife and our young neighbor would both enjoy this book very much.

  13. Great review! I hope to start this series soon!

  14. I heard that Belles was super intense, and can't wait to read this book! Thank you for your review!

  15. I adore the cover. This is going to be a wonderful read.

  16. Thanks for reviewing this book..;)
    rafflecopter: Avie S.

  17. Great review, but.. I don't know if it's my kinda read.

  18. I haven't read the first book but I've heard really good things about it. I definitely want to start the series.

  19. First of all, love this cover! The books sounds interesting and easy to read, so its obviously on my wishlist :D
    Penny Pe


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