Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionariesand magicians...When smallpox kills her parents, Camille Durbonne must find a way to provide for her frail, naive sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on petty magicla magie ordinaireCamille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money to buy the food and medicine they need. But when the coins wont hold their shape and her brother disappears with the familys savings, Camille must pursue a richer, more dangerous mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.With dark magic forbidden by her mother, Camille transforms herself into the Baroness de la Fontaine and is swept up into life at the Palace of Versailles, where aristocrats both fear and hunger for la magie. There, she gambles at cards, desperate to have enough to keep herself and her sister safe. Yet the longer she stays at court, the more difficult it becomes to reconcile her resentment of the nobles w...
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This fantastic retelling of Les Miserables was a powerful and fabulous journey. I am so grateful for this incredible novel. The main character was a powerhouse and I loved the diversity of the characters both sexually and racially. The descriptions were flawless and this was an absolute joy to read.
Let me just take a quick second here to say that I finished four novels during the weekend. It feels like I’m binge-reading (so you know it won’t last), because I only recently got back into reading fiction so it’s like my subconscious (and body overall) is trying to make up for the ‘‘lost time.’’ That said, if this book had been awful, I would not have forced myself to read it. My experience reading it may be a little different than an Anglophone’s experience because I went to a Francophone sch ...more
This was like a visual war between intoxicating Parisian magical delights...vs extreme poverty and desperation. And books that blend such extremes so well just deserve total applause. It really took you to Paris! I love travelling through books (less expensive and also less jetlag, which is nice) but it's tricky to get that balance where you really feel in the story. Enchantee nailed it.
➸ It's set in 1700s Paris, mostly in Versailles.
And oh wow, the COURTS. The mad richness of the aristocracy a ...more
THIS IS BASICALLY A GENDER-BENT, FRENCH ALADDIN AND I AM IN LOVE <3
Things you should know about me before reading this review:
-Aladdin is my favourite movie of all time
- I'm obsessed with anything French
-My favourite genre is fantasy
-I can be highly cynical when reviewing books
So basically this had all the elements of a book I should enjoy, but if it had been written terribly, this would be a scathing, 1-star review.
HAPPILY NOT THE CASE.
I loved it.
I was a little worried at the beginning, b ...more
I don't usually read much YA, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Set in a historical Paris infused with a world of magic, Gita Trelease spins a delightful tale of dreams, darkness, and fabulous clothes. The magic system in particular was very well done, as was the rising tension in the backdrop of the French Revolution. I can't wait for her next book!
Magic ripples through ENCHANTÉE. Gita Trelease’s imagination, the language she uses, the relationships she builds between characters—that is where the magic begins—and of course, there is la magie (both petty and dark) that the main character, Camille Durbonne, wields. This is my favorite kind of book to read, one where I am swept up in the writing, loving each line as much as the story itself. One where the characters take your hand and bring you into the pages with them. One where magic seems ...more
Wow wow wow. C’est dingue!
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I was immediately intrigued by Enchantée, as I loved the idea of a YA historical fiction set in Paris, I mean, doesn’t that just sound like a dream. However, I quickly learned that this dreamy idea of Paris is only a reality for the we ...more