Ever wondered what happens after the “and they all lived happily ever after?” Emma Theriault is here to tell you in her 352 page novel that continues Beauty and her Beast’s story against the backdrop of the French Revolution. Belle, who has chosen to not take the title of princess after marrying her prince, is torn between the world of her past as a commoner and her future as the wife of a royal. Her inner turmoil is only amplified by the stirrings of revolution threatening to overtake Europe. Belle must use her unique upbringing to heal her country and root out betrayal within her own circles. Will she succeed, or will her kingdom go up in the flames of revolution?
Calling all Disney fans and history buffs to enjoy this story of the best of both! This book is perfect for those hoping to relive their childhood by diving back into the Disney universe, but with a young adult twist. The story was a bit too predictable for my taste due to redundant foreshadowing and the plot was not that action packed, so I’m going to rate the book 3 stars. If you’re okay with those aspects and you like girl power, French pastries, and new releases, then pick up Rebel Rose by Emma Theriault.