Queen Bee (THE DIAMONDS #1) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 1 in the THE DIAMONDS series.

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When the elevator pitch is "The Count of Monte Cristo meets Bridgerton," how can any historical romance lover resist? YA needs more historical romance, and this one has it all -- social intrigue, beautiful clothes, clever commentary on class, race, and gender issues, and an angry and brilliant heroine focused on revenge. Ela is exactly the kind of protagonist who can pull off vulnerable and badass. Given the author's adult romance bonafides, it's no surprise the love story is also satsifyingly banter-filled and swoon-worthy. — Sandie

— From Holiday Gift Guide: YA


A girl seeking retribution against her backstabbing former best friend finds her plans slightly derailed once she catches the eye of a familiar, handsome marquess. Bestselling author Amalie Howard delivers a delightful, anti-historical Regency-era romp that’s Bridgerton meets The Count of Monte Cristo!

Lady Ela Dalvi knows the exact moment her life was forever changed—when her best friend, Poppy, betrayed her without qualm over a boy, the son of a duke. She was sent away in disgrace, her reputation ruined.

Nearly three years later, eighteen-year-old Ela is consumed with bitterness and a desire for . . . revenge. Her enemy is quickly joining the crème de la crème of high society while she withers away in the English countryside.

With an audacious plan to get even, Ela disguises herself as a mysterious heiress and infiltrates London’s elite. But when Ela reunites with the only boy she’s ever loved, she begins to question whether vengeance is still her greatest desire.

In this complicated game of real-life chess, Ela must choose her next move: Finally bring down the queen or capture the king’s heart?

About the Author

AMALIE HOWARD is a USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of historical romance, including The Beast of Beswick, The Rakehell of Roth, and Always Be My Duchess, and has penned several critically acclaimed young adult novels. She is an AAPI, Caribbean-born writer whose work has been featured in publications such as Entertainment Weekly and Oprah Daily. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found reading; being the president of her one-woman Harley Davidson motorcycle club, #WriteOrDie; or power-napping. She lives in Colorado with her family.

Praise For…

“A satisfyingly delightful tale of deception, retribution, and romance.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Fast-paced, engaging, and a lot of fun, Howard's novel is a true diamond of the first water.” —Booklist

"A cathartic and enjoyable read for fans of high-society intrigue and drama." —Publishers Weekly

"A gossipy, vengeance-drenched romance." —School Library Journal

Amalie Howard delights and captivates—a refreshingly updated historical that has quickly become one of my favorites!” Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times bestselling author of From Blood and Ash
Immersive and inclusive. Amalie Howard brings a new twist to Regency romance in this intriguing story about deceit, bitterness, vengeance . . . and finding true love. Readers are in for a treat!” Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times bestselling author of Defy the Night
Amalie Howard brings a much-needed breath of fresh air to Regency romance in this buzzy revenge romp rich with feisty characters and unexpected friendship.” —Stacey Lee, New York Times bestselling author of Reese’s Book Club Pick The Downstairs Girl
Funny, smart, and enchanting. Thoughtfully handled moments of grief and friendship and a swoon-worthy romance make this novel difficult to put down.” —Krystal Marquis, New York Times bestselling author of The Davenports
A divine dip into Regency waters! What happens when you have to choose between revenge and love? Set within a multicultural, LGBTQ-positive society, Queen Bee takes flight.” —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wish You Were Here

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593483503
ISBN-10: 0593483502
Publisher: Joy Revolution
Publication Date: April 4th, 2023
Pages: 368
Language: English