Monday, December 21, 2020

Rebel Rose by Emma Theriault - HIGH

Rebel Rose (The Queen’s Council #1) by Emma Theriault
, 345 pages. Disney Hyperion (Buena Vista Books), 2020. $18.

Language: PG13 (17 swears, 0 “f” + French swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG



Now that Belle has married the Beast, Lio, she is ready for her adventure. They begin their tour of the continent by going to Paris to reestablish Lio’s alliance with King Louis XVI. Unfortunately, Belle and Lio soon return home instead of continuing their travels in order to protect their kingdom from the revolutionaries destroying France.

Answering the question of what happens after the “happily ever after,” this book picks up where Disney’s movie ends. Theriault brilliantly places the story into history and smooths down the rough edges of the Beast’s curse being lifted. As Belle adapts to being married to royalty, she learns to trust herself, despite all she has suffered through, encouraging readers to do the same.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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