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Enchantée

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...

Title : Enchantée
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ISBN : 36613718
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 459 pages
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Enchantée Reviews

  • Logan LeDuc

    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.

  • Lola

    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

  • C.G. Drews

    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

    Magicians need sorrow. And deep sorrow existed only because of love.


    The romance is pretty much super cute.

    Basically Lazare crash lands a balloon and Camille sprints over to save him and ...aww what a meet cute! I'm here for it! I also liked the added tension of them both leading double lives and how that collided. And the romance was taut but not irritatingly angsty?! Bless.

    And am here for loving diversity rep.

    Lazare is biracial, his mother is from India and his father is a French aristocrat. And he does get mocked for it. He even calls out Camille's white privilege at one point and I think it was an important moment. And there's also an adorable side queer couple who I ached for because they go through a lot. But it was so good to see diversity in magical-historical fiction!! Like PROOF to anyone who says "oh it wasn't historically accurate..." as an excuse for skipping it, that they have no grounds to stand on.

    And while i totally enjoyed being immersed in the story...

    ...it's still super long. 450 pages is l o n g. I could've done for it to be a bit tighter to keep the tension high.

    Because holy WOW that ending is stressful.

    This is such a magical story of deception and love, of how easy it is to fall into the glittering addictive lure of money and being in control. It's a beautifully written story and it totally swallows your whole attention while you root for Camille to beat back the unfair world and have the life she deserves. ...more

  • Krystal

    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
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  • Yangsze Choo

    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!

  • Heather

    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

  • Anissa (FairyLoot)

    Wow wow wow. C’est dingue!

  • Tahlia

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    3.5/5 Stars

    *I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher, in exchange for my honest opinion. All quotes used may be subject to change upon publication.

    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
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