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Publisher's Summary

California girl Emma Ayers' life has just been shaken by sudden tragedy. On top of losing everything, she's also been forced to move across the country to Charleston, South Carolina. Emma now lives in the infamous South-of-Broad section of the city, surrounded by old money and even older mystery. It's a universe away from her normal teenage life and not just because of distance. Charleston holds its share of secrets, and Emma seems to be part of the biggest one of all.
She just doesn't know it yet.
That's where Hell's Belles come in. It's one of the oldest debutante societies in the South, and yet no one knows anything about them, only that you don't mess with a Belle.
Living among the mansions and manors of the Holy City, the Belles use their wiles and not a small bit of witchcraft to achieve their every mysterious ambition.
Their world and the old aristocratic rules they live by are about to collide with Emma's mundane and doleful life. Emma has always felt there was nothing extraordinary about her. What happens to a girl who finds out there's more to everything than she ever could have imagined?
©2015 Alison Perry (P)2015 Alison Perry
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4 out of 5 stars
By 1-Click Junkie on 11-10-15

A Small Part of a Bigger Secret!

Narration - Rebecca Schwab - Pretty Good. Mostly females in this story ranging from teenagers to a grandma in her 90's.

First, after reading some other need to understand before you start, that this is a SERIAL - not to be confused with a series or a trilogy. That means that you are getting short 'episodes' similar to a TV series and usually each less than a 2 hour read. Each one will probably end on a cliffy and the next 'episode' which will also be short and cliff-hangerish will come out in fairly quick succession. The first book in a serial introduces you to the characters, the location and usually gives you a hint of what's to come. If that's not your thing, then look away...nothing to see/hear, here!

So, with that out of the way, This is a serial about our main character Emma, a teenager whose entire life has been turned upside down.

Following a week of tragic events and finding herself with no family (that wants her anyway) Emma is whirling, finding herself suddenly orphaned and homeless. She's now heading to Charleston, South Carolina with a complete stranger (a friend of her grandmother) who seems to be keeping things from her. Once settled in the very lavish accommodations of her new guardian, she begins to meet the new people in her life and we're led through additional indications of a bigger purpose to this move than just someone being kind and keeping a young girl from the foster care system. Emma is now part of a bigger secret and we're just given a taste of what's to come.

Pretty interesting start to a new serial with indications of paranormal abilities and some mystery, so if you enjoy that type of read/listen, I think this will be one that you'll enjoy. I'll definitely be continuing!

I received a copy of this audiobook free of charge from Audiobookblast in exchange for an unbiased review.

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5 out of 5 stars
By trixie on 11-09-15

Book 1

What made the experience of listening to Hell's Belles the most enjoyable?

This was a really fun listening . I love that the main character is someone that everyone can relate to. The plot revolve around a lot of mystery- namely that there is something going big.

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