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The Belladonna Invitation by Rose Biggin

Release Date: July 18, 2023 - Pre-Order Here Review on Goodreads Thank you to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for this honest review Review: On the surface, the Belladonna is a mysterious, charismatic, alluring creature that dazzles everyone around her. Adorned with the poisonous plant that shares her name, the Belladonna operates in Parisian society as a sort of non-supernatural vampire. She survives by feeding off the wealthy patrons who long to possess her and attend her deadly, secret salons. We open the curtains on her life through the eyes of Flora (sometimes just “F.”), a social climber with secrets of her own who manipulates her way into becoming the Belladonna’s personal companion. Through Flora’s eyes we learn that despite the mystery and her unnaturally dark eyes, the Belladonna is a woman who must walk a careful tightrope to maintain her place in society. Flora slides easily into the role of companion, confidante, and organizer until a poet named Lucian arrives and t