Enchantée

Enchantée

Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries—and 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 magic—la magie ordinaire—Camille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money to buy the food and medicine they need. But when the coins won’t hold their shape and her brother disappears with the family’s 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 with the enchantments of Versailles. And when she returns to Paris, Camille meets a handsome young balloonist—who dares her to hope that love and liberty may both be possible.

But la magie has its costs. And when Camille loses control of her secrets, the game she's playing turns deadly. Then revolution erupts, and she must choose—love or loyalty, democracy or aristocracy, freedom or magic—before Paris burns…

Title:Enchantée
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250231963

    Enchantée Reviews

  • Melanie

    ARC provided by Flatiron in exchange for an honest review. “Remember—magic is a cheater’s game, and everyone who sees it wants to play.” Enchantée is a book that is set in historical Paris,...

  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink

    I loved this one! It's a beautiful mix between historical fiction and fantasy, and it's easy to get lost right alongside Camille - a girl struggling with poverty - as she uses magic to thrust herself ...

  • 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 y...

  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is

    I started reading Enchantee on 10/30/2018 and finished it on 11/13/2018. This book is an excellent read! I enjoy reading about Paris life in 1789. It’s definitely sad to be among the poor and defini...

  • 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 readi...

  • Travel.with.a.book

    Enchentée is a debut novel that will make you believe in magic, set in the most beautiful city of the World Paris, Gita merges magic and romance in a perfect way to give us an addictive and utterly d...

  • Ova - Excuse My Reading

    Le Miserables meets with Caraval in this engaging Fantasy book set in 1700's Paris.It felt different to read a fantasy book set in pre-revolution Paris and I loved the atmosphere of this book. I am no...

  • Candace Robinson

    Beautiful writing but I just think historical fantasy is not for me. However, I love anything Marie Antoinette!...

  • Carrie

    Enchantée by Gita Trelease is a young adult historical fantasy that takes place at the time of the French Revolution. While the book has events and figures from this time in history it is a fantasy r...

  • Anissa (FairyLoot)

    Wow wow wow. C’est dingue!...