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About Dhonielle Clayton
Dhonielle Clayton is the New York Times Bestselling author of The Belles series, the co-author of Blackout, and the co-author of the Tiny Pretty Things duology (now a Netflix original series). She hails from the Washington, D.C. suburbs on the Maryland side. She taught secondary school for several years, and is a former elementary and middle school librarian. She is COO of the non-profit We Need Diverse Books, and owner of Cake Creative, a creative story kitchen and IP content company. She’s an avid traveler, and always on the hunt for magic and mischief. Next up: The Marvellers, Shattered Midnight, and The Rumor Game. Find her on social media: @brownbookworm (Twitter and Instagram).
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Dhonielle Clayton makes her middle-grade debut with a fantasy adventure set in a global magic school in the sky, perfect for fans of Rick Riordan, Soman Chainani, and Philip Pullman—an instant New York Times and #1 Indie Bestseller!
"The Marvellers deserves the highest compliment I can give a book: I want to live in this world." —Rick Riordan, #1 New York Times bestselling–author
"A marvelous gift of a novel! With fantastical twists at every turn, Clayton has created a world that readers won't want to leave.” —Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Hate U Give and Concrete Rose
“The Marvellers is a rich, enchanted melting pot of magic, thrills, and color . . . filled with heart, wit, and humor. A tantalizing introduction to an exhilarating fantasy universe.” —Soman Chainani, New York Times-bestselling author of The School for Good and Evil series
Eleven-year-old Ella Durand is the first Conjuror to attend the Arcanum Training Institute, a magic school in the clouds where Marvellers from around the world practice their cultural arts, like brewing Indian spice elixirs and bartering with pesky Irish pixies.
Despite her excitement, Ella discovers that being the first isn’t easy—some Marvellers mistrust her magic, which they deem “bad and unnatural.” But eventually, she finds friends in elixirs teacher, Masterji Thakur, and fellow misfits Brigit, a girl who hates magic, and Jason, a boy with a fondness for magical creatures.
When a dangerous criminal known as the Ace of Anarchy escapes prison, supposedly with a Conjuror’s aid, tensions grow in the Marvellian world and Ella becomes the target of suspicion. Worse, Masterji Thakur mysteriously disappears while away on a research trip. With the help of her friends and her own growing powers, Ella must find a way to clear her family’s name and track down her mentor before it’s too late.
Six critically acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning authors bring the glowing warmth and electricity of Black teens in love to this charming, hilarious, and heartwarming novel that shines a bright light through the dark.
A summer heatwave blankets New York City in darkness. But as the city is thrown into confusion, a different kind of electricity sparks…
A first meeting.
And maybe the beginning of something new.
When the lights go out, people reveal hidden truths. Love blossoms, friendship transforms, and new possibilities take flight.
Beloved authors—Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon—celebrate the beauty of six couples and the unforgettable magic that can be found on a sweltering starry night in the city.
Now a Netflix TV show! Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars in this soapy, drama-packed novel featuring diverse characters who will do anything to be the prima at their elite ballet school.
From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Belles, Dhonielle Clayton, and the author of the acclaimed Symptoms of a Heartbreak, Sona Charaipotra.
Gigi, Bette, and June, three top students at an exclusive Manhattan ballet school, have seen their fair share of drama. Free-spirited new girl Gigi just wants to dance—but the very act might kill her. Privileged New Yorker Bette's desire to escape the shadow of her ballet-star sister brings out a dangerous edge in her. And perfectionist June needs to land a lead role this year or her controlling mother will put an end to her dancing dreams forever.
When every dancer is both friend and foe, the girls will sacrifice, manipulate, and backstab to be the best of the best.
Don’t miss the gossip, lies, and scandal that continues in Tiny Pretty Things’ gripping sequel, Shiny Broken Pieces!
Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orleans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orleans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.
But it's not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite—the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orleans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land.
But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie—that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. And when the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia now faces an impossible decision.
With the future of Orleans and its people at stake, Camellia must decide—save herself and her sisters and the way of the Belles—or resuscitate the princess, risk her own life, and change the ways of her world forever.
Dhonielle Clayton creates a rich, detailed, decadent world of excess and privilege, where beauty is not only skin-deep, but a complete mirage. Weaving deeper questions about the commodification of women's bodies, gender equality, racial identity, and vanity with high-stakes action and incredible imagery, The Belles is the must-read epic of the season.
Now a Netflix TV show! Featuring a diverse cast of characters, plenty of gossip, lies, and scandal, Shiny Broken Pieces continues with the soapy drama readers loved in Tiny Pretty Things.
June, Bette, and Gigi are competing one final time for a spot at the prestigious American Ballet Company. With the stakes higher than ever, these girls have everything to lose…and no one is playing nice.
June is starting to finally see herself as a prima ballerina. But being the best could mean sacrificing the love of her life. Legacy dancer Bette is determined to clear her name after she was suspended and accused of hurting her rival, Gigi. And Gigi is not going to let Bette—or the other dancers who bullied her—go unpunished.
It all comes down to this last dance. Who will make the cut? And who will lose her dream forever?
Close your eyes, make a wish, and step into a world where…
A princess has no need for a prince.
Memories vanish with the cast of a spell.
Dazzling ballgowns hide dark secrets.
The fight continues to create a realm where everyone can belong.
And the universe is yours for the taking.
In collaboration with We Need Diverse Books, fifteen award-winning, diverse authors created this powerful anthology of young adult stories about forbidden love, broken promises, and monsters long misunderstood.
This stunning collection includes writing from Samira Ahmed, Jenni Balch, Libba Bray, Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Córdova, Tessa Gratton, Kwame Mbalia, Anna-Marie McLemore, Tochi Onyebuchi, Mark Oshiro, Natalie C. Parker, Rebecca Roanhorse, V. E. Schwab, Tara Sim, and Nic Stone whose voices ring out in the wish for a braver and more beautiful universe.
Ella Durand hat es geschafft: Als erste Fabuliererin erhält sie einen Platz am Arkanum, dem magischen Marveller-Internat über den Wolken. Doch sie merkt schnell, wie schwer es ist, gegen die alten Vorurteile anzukommen, die die Marveller ihrem Volk gegenüber haben.
Als Ellas Lieblingsmeister auf mysteriöse Weise verschwindet und die Fabulierer in Verdacht geraten, muss Ella eine schwere Entscheidung treffen. Zusammen mit ihren neuen Freunden Jason und Brigit macht sie sich auf eine gefährliche Suche zwischen Licht und Dunkelheit. Um die Unschuld ihrer Familie zu beweisen und ihren Mentor zu retten – bevor es zu spät ist …
Ein packender Reihenstart, der Fantasy-Fans atemlos zurücklassen wird.
Schillernd, spektakulär, skrupellos – die Revolution um die Macht der Schönheit beginnt!
Camelia, die Favoritin der Belles, ist auf der Flucht. Schnellstmöglich muss sie die kranke Prinzessin Charlotte finden, die spurlos verschwunden ist. Sie soll zur neuen Königin werden und ihre teuflische Schwester Sophia ablösen. Doch Sophia weiß um Camelias Plan und hetzt ihre Soldaten auf die flüchtige Belle. Der treue Rémy weicht Camelia nicht von der Seite, aber da ist auch immer noch Auguste, der ihr einfach nicht aus dem Kopf will - obwohl er ihr das Herz gebrochen hat. Doch Camelia darf nicht der Vergangenheit nachtrauern, denn ihre Feinde lauern überall, sogar an Orten, an denen sie sie am wenigsten erwartet …
Gigi, Bette et June sont danseuses dans la prestigieuse école du Ballet de New York.
Lorsque Gigi, nouvelle et seule élève noire, est choisie pour incarner le rôle phare du premier ballet de l’année, les rivalités se déchaînent. Bette, ballerine star de l’école, est prête à tout pour récupérer son titre et éviter la rage de sa mère, qui ne tolère pas qu’elle ne soit pas la meilleure. June rêve quant à elle de ne plus être cantonnée au rôle de l’éternelle doublure.
Les trois filles ont bien du mal à résister à la pression du monde impitoyable de la danse. Et les choses vont empirer… jusqu’au drame.