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Belle Revolte by Linsey Miller

Emilie des Marais is more at home holding scalpels than embroidery needles and is desperate to escape her noble roots to serve her country as a physician. But society dictates a noble lady cannot perform such gruesome wor.

Annette Boucher, overlooked and overworked by her family, wants more from life than her humble beginnings and is desperate to be trained in magic. So when a strange noble girl offers Annette the chance of a lifetime, she accepts.

Emilie and Annette swap lives—Annette attends finishing school as a noble lady to be trained in the ways of divination, while Emilie enrolls to be a physician’s assistant, using her natural magical talent to save lives.

But when their nation instigates a frivolous war, Emilie and Annette must work together to help the rebellion end a war that is based on lies.

Favorite Quotes:

"It will be dangerous, and I will do what I can to protect you if we are caught," I told her softly, "but some dangerous things are worth the risk."

"They'd get to do the magic with none of the consequences."

"Magic couldn't think or feel, but it existed, and it wanted me."

"If you don't know why you should care about other people, especially the people who are dying for you," I said, not looking down the table, "then you shouldn't be in charge of anything, much less people."

"Power comes in many forms, some that we might not recognize at first, and some that others seek to disregard, and I want to help you recognize yours. You're not alone."


Belle Revolte by Linsey Miller is such a good book. The story sucks you in right away and it is so hard to put the book down. The characters were so wonderful. I fell in love with them right away. I am so happy I was given the chance to meet Emilie and Annette. They are forever going to be dear to my heart. 

The magic system in Bell Revolte is very interesting. The society has broken the magic down by gender. Males are to become physicians and hacks. Females are supposed to focus on the midnight arts like scyring. Both you come to find out this is a farse. Male or female can be blessed with either type of magic. It is just the society trying to control the magic. This magic had some major consequences. It really costed each individual a lot to use their magic.

I found that I really enjoyed all the characters. They each had their own motive as to why they made the choices that they did but it was amazing to watch as their team work grew and how they all ended up working together for the same goals. Annette thought she would never get a chance to study the midnight arts but there she was. Emilie was told over and over that she couldn't be a physician or a hack but she found a way. I loved their determination and their friendship with each other. It was so amazing to have two amazing female leads.

The writing. People the WRITING! There are so many amazing quotes you can take from this book. I absolutely loved them all. I shared some above. Definitely pick up this book and discover them for yourself.

I think the only constructive feedback I have is I wish there was more. I feel like this story and world could have had more. It was so disappointing when it ended because I wanted more from these beautiful characters. Really this is just me complaining about wanting more from this fabulous book.

About the Author:

Originally from Arkansas, Linsey has previously worked as a crime lab intern, neuroscience lab assistant, and pharmacy technician. She now holds an MFA in fiction and is the author of the Mask of Shadows duology and Belle Révolte. She can be found writing about science and magic anywhere there is coffee.

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