Belle Révolte (Hardcover)
From the author of the Mask of Shadows duology comes this fast-paced YA fantasy, where two young women must trade lives, work together to stay alive, and end a war caused by magic and greed
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 work.
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 terrible war, Emilie and Annette come together to help the rebellion unearth the truth before it's too late.
Belle Révolte is "a welcome twist on the tropes of sword and sorcery novels" (School Library Journal), perfect for readers looking for:
- tween and teen LGBTQ+ books
- high fantasy with asexual and aromantic representation
- lesbian and gay fairy tales
- books with trans and non-binary characters
Praise for Belle Révolte:
"A bursting-at-the-seams stand-alone empowerment story."—Kirkus Reviews
"Hand to any lover of magic, rebellion, secrets, and self-discovery."—Booklist
"Fast-paced fantasy with a pair of determined female protagonists. A welcome twist on the tropes of sword and sorcery novels." —School Library Journal
"A well-imagined world, with richly drawn characters with much LGBTQ diversity." —Youth Services Book Review
A wayward biologist from Arkansas, Linsey previously worked as a crime lab intern, neuroscience lab assistant, and pharmacy technician. She can be found writing about science and magic anywhere there’s coffee. She is the author of the Mask of Shadows duology, Belle Revolte, and What We Devour. Visit her online at linseymiller.com.
"A bursting-at-the-seams stand-alone empowerment story." — Kirkus Reviews
"Fast-paced fantasy with a pair of determined female protagonists. A welcome twist on the tropes of sword and sorcery novels." — School Library Journal
"Miller (Mask of Shadows duology) packs several complex and nuanced themes into one stand-alone, heart-wrenching tale...it will absorb readers completely. Hand to any lover of magic, rebellion, secrets, and self-discovery." — Booklist
" A well-imagined world, with richly drawn characters with much LGBTQ diversity." — Youth Services Book Review
"Social justice enthusiasts and readers with an interest in LGBTQIA representation will find much to enjoy and discuss." — The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
"[A] provocative fantasy...[Miller’s] protagonists’ awareness of privilege and desire to challenge the status quo shines through. LGBTQ representation—including gay, trans, and nonbinary characters (Annette identifies as asexual biromantic)—further widens this tale’s appeal. " — Publishers Weekly