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 Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries?and magicians.....

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Title:Enchantée
Author:Gita Trelease
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Enchantée #1
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Gita Trelease I first imagined it as a standalone, so you will get closure, I promise! :) There will also be a second book that follows the characters from…moreI first imagined it as a standalone, so you will get closure, I promise! :) There will also be a second book that follows the characters from Enchantée into the French Revolution. (less)
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There isn't any depicted sexual content more explicit than making out. The main…more
Without getting too far into how one defines "inappropriate":
There isn't any depicted sexual content more explicit than making out. The main character has a fear that poverty will force her to become a sex worker, but they don't go into much detail about the actual horrors of 18th century sex work.

Gambling is a major plot point throughout. The main character's brother has obvious issues with alcohol and is physically abusive, particularly in one pretty graphic scene.

There is some violence, including sword fighting, the previously mentioned physical abuse scene, and some aspects that have some self-harm overtones. (less)
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  • Rosalyn Eves
    Jun 29, 2018
    Beautiful writing, slow burn romance, magic, courtly politics, revolution--like Victor Hugo and Georgette Heyer had a baby (but with more diverse characters). Loved it! ...
  • Melanie
    Nov 01, 2018
    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.? Enchante is a book that is set in historical Paris, during 1789, but this is a version of Paris unlike any other. Yes, the French...
  • Kip
    Sep 08, 2018
    Set in a magical Paris and Versailles in the days leading up to the French Revolution, Enchante enchants with beautiful writing, clearly well-researched details, and fantastic characters that capture hearts in the very first pages. The setting alone is a masterpiece, equally capturin...
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    Nov 13, 2018
    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 definitely fun to be among the rich. Nights at Versailles sounds magnificent. I like how gam...
  • Jessica | Booked J
    Feb 07, 2019
    Blog | Twitter | Instagram Review also found here at Booked J. I was sent an eARC of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. This does not change my view in any shape or form. I'm calling it now Enchante: is one of THE books that you can't miss in 2019. ...
  • Gabrielle Byrne
    Feb 07, 2018
    The story of Camille Durbonne is like warm melted chocolate. It woos you with rich velvet details, excites your passions and lingers, so sweetly, on your senses. Her story is rags to riches, but the added twists of dark magic, hidden threats, and a secret double life makes it a heady a...
  • Joshee Kun (조수아)
    Mar 21, 2019
    Magicians needed sorrow. And deep sorrow existed only because of love. What's great about historical fiction is that it removes, if not embellishes, the "boring" or pedantic aspects of the past. Add a touch of magic, and it becomes even better. Following this train of thought, I hop...
  • jessica
    Mar 19, 2019
    merging historical fiction with fantasy is so IN right now and i am here for it! this is your classic les mis meets aladdin who is close friends with caraval and introduces them to glitter. its honestly just a great time for all involved, myself included. and although it feels like ...
  • Jillian
    May 13, 2019
    I really loved this book , it?s about 2 sisters and a brother who?s parents have died from small pox . They are very poor but Camille can work magic so she does to try to earn money to make their situation better . There?s an evil villain, a romance and a little action. It?s ta...
  • C.G. Drews
    Mar 11, 2019
    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, whi...
  • Heather
    Jun 12, 2018
    Magic ripples through ENCHANTE. 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 m...
  • alana ♡
    Mar 17, 2019
    Enchan-TEA time: After sitting on whether I wanted to write a review on this or not, I've finally decided that I don't. I really don't have anything to say other than this had a whole lot of magic, ballgowns, and boredom. So, I'd rather not sit here and try to find a way to write a ...
  • Yangsze Choo
    Oct 28, 2018
    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 th...
  • Lola
    Feb 11, 2019
    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 ...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Feb 11, 2019
    DNF @ pg120 Life is hard enough in 18th-century France, and few know that better than Camille, who's been forced to take care of her younger sister and older, alcoholic brother when their parents pass from smallpox. She uses small magics to convert scraps into coins, but they're ba...
  • Erin
    Apr 06, 2019
    Audiobook narrated by Justine Eyre 12 hours 56 minutes 56 seconds Before I talk about the audiobook, can we all just take a moment to sit back with our cup of whatever preferred drink and discuss the beauty of its cover? Favorite cover of 2019?Enchante consider yourself a mem...
  • Krystal
    Dec 02, 2018
    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 revie...
  • Umut Reviews
    Jan 16, 2019
    Quite fun read and a solid debut. This fast paced, entertaining book is a Fantasy set in 1700's Paris. As a setting, it was really original and interesting to read about pre-revolution France. I loved reading about the etiquette, the class differences, the palace, the dresses, etc. ...
  • Logan LeDuc
    Jan 01, 2019
    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 absolut...
  • Cody Roecker
    May 31, 2018
    I've been thinking about this book almost every day since I've read it so I have to update my thoughts a little: Gita Trelease's debut is strong and beautiful, much like the main character, Camille. With France as a backdrop, a gorgeous bloodthirsty dress, card games, high-class ba...
  • Candace Robinson
    Sep 18, 2018
    Beautiful writing but I just think historical fantasy is not for me. However, I love anything Marie Antoinette! ...
  • Carrie
    Feb 01, 2019
    Enchante 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 read with the use of magic being involved with the characters. Camille Durbonne?s ...
  • JenacideByBibliophile
    Feb 05, 2019
    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, Flatiron Books, via NetGalley for an honest review. Opinion: There once was a young French girl and her little sister, Who were poor beyond belief due to their gambling brother. The death of their parents turned their lif...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Nov 17, 2018
    Y'all! I actually liked this WAY more than I thought I would! The asshole brother doesn't get to be an asset and then just get a pass (I've read so many damn books like that. Where it's just never challenged or anything). I liked the mc and her sister. I think the politics and magic ne...
  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    Oct 11, 2018
    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 into the glittering world of the French Court. In fact, what I loved most about En...
  • julia ♥
    Feb 12, 2019
    FULL REVIEW ON MY BLOG: here ? "This was the Paris of the strivers, of those who dwelt low, not high. This was not the Paris of balloonists. It was her Paris, and it was the same as it had been this morning. But she, perhaps, was not." I first heard about Enchante in 20...
  • Kelly Coon
    Jul 07, 2018
    What did I love about this book? EVERYTHING. Trelease transported me from 2018 to late 18th century France, and I was truly enchanted with every second of the ride. Her world-building is stellar as she moves us through Paris streets to the glamorous, but decaying, palace of Versailles ...
  • Malanie
    Dec 18, 2018
    ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review I went into this with high hopes. It?s Paris! During the 1789! The ///French Revolution//// is about to OCCUR. I have a weird lowkey passion for the French Revolution. I think maybe it?s because lol it?s factual I?m ...
  • Jennie Damron
    Feb 16, 2019
    I had high expectations for this book and I ended up being a tad disappointed. The things I liked: The writing was good, her research was top notch and I loved the sister relationship. I did not like the romance aspect of the story. One, it just didn't seem necessary to the story and t...
  • Travel.with.a.book
    Jan 27, 2019
    Enchante 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 delightful story! So the story takes place during 1789 or better known as The French Re...