Enchantée (Enchantée, #1) by Gita Trelease

Enchantée (Enchantée, #1)

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 h...

Details Enchantée (Enchantée, #1)

TitleEnchantée (Enchantée, #1)
Release DateFeb 5th, 2019
GenreFantasy, Historical, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Romance

Reviews Enchantée (Enchantée, #1)

  • jessica
    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 there are many elements gently borrowed from other familiar stories, this still has a fresh and unique feel to it.the magic system in this is really quite something. i ...
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by Flatiron in exchange for an honest review. Remembermagic is a cheaters game, and everyone who sees it wants to play. Enchantée is a book that is set in historical Paris, during 1789, but this is a version of Paris unlike any other. Yes, the French Revolution is beginning, and the people are starving and rioting, while Marie Antoinette and other aristocrats ignore their pleas. But some people in this alternative history are able...
  • 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 into the glittering world of the French Court. In fact, what I loved most about Enchantee was not only the high stakes that will keep you on the edge of your seat, but the constant tension thrust into every scene. I found myself turning those pages l...
  • 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 wo...
  • Travel.with.a.book
    Enchantée 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 Revolution, and the story elaborates very fascinating topics which we all want within a book, cheaters, people fighting in streets, magic, a bad government and French...
  • 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. Its definitely sad to be among the poor and definitely fun to be among the rich. Nights at Versailles sounds magnificent. I like how gambling and hot air balloon is the excitement at that time. The fashion with silk dress and hats are interesting to read. The divide between rich and poor is sad, and so...
  • Lola
    Let me just take a quick second here to say that I finished four novels during the weekend. It feels like Im binge-reading (so you know it wont last), because I only recently got back into reading fiction so its 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 Anglophones expe...
  • 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 read with the use of magic being involved with the characters.Camille Durbonnes family had never been rich but when her parents both pass away from smallpox Camille and her siblings are left to fend on their own. Camilles older brother however only ga...
  • alana ♡
    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 full review describing how bored I was. I hope this works out better for y'all than it did for me.Blog | Twitter | Instagram
  • Jillian
    I really loved this book , its about 2 sisters and a brother whos 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 . Theres an evil villain, a romance and a little action. Its taking place during the fall of the French monarchy it has bit of everything. Its was very good I loved it. I really loved this book , it’s about 2 sisters and a brother who...
  • Lou
    ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest reviewI went into this with high hopes. Its Paris! During the 1789! The ///French Revolution//// is about to OCCUR. I have a weird lowkey passion for the French Revolution. I think maybe its because lol its factual Im in love with Sydney Carton???? I dont know. But my hopes went downhill, exploded, and I could only look in horror at the sad remains. This book contains all the elements I look for...
  • Umut Rados
    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. It was very atmospheric. I usually find YA fantasies, especially series dragging on and on. But, this book was very fast paces, and full of action, which was great. I t...
  • Jessica | Booked J
    Blog | Twitter | InstagramReview 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 Enchantée: is one of THE books that you can't miss in 2019. It's definitely one of my favourites so far and I'm so in love with the vision that Gita Trelease paints for us throughout this book. This was such an exhilarating, vivid r...
  • Rosalyn Eves
    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!
  • JenacideByBibliophile
    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 life quite tragic, Thats why the eldest sister Camille turned to gambling and magic. A dress that requires blood to enchant and disguise,Was all that shed need to sneak into Versa...
  • Dan Lutts
    Paris, 1789 on the eve of the French Revolution. With her parents dead from the small pox, it falls to Camille Durbonne to help herself and her younger sister, Sophie, survive so they wont be cast into the streets to become part of the starving poor. In desperation, Camille turns to la magie, a power she inherited from her mother. But using la magie comes with problems. For it to work, Camille must focus on dark, depressing emotions. And magic c...
  • Maja - BibliophiliaDK ✨
    I WAS SO EXCITED - AND SO DISAPPOINTED 😭✨ Popsugar Reading Challenge 2019✨ ✨✨A debut novel✨✨Actual rating: 1.5 ⭐ for the wasted potentialFrench Revolution, magic, YA romance, beautiful cover art... there were many things I was excited about when I picked up this book. Sadly, in spite of the great potential, it fell flat for me. I absolutely hated the two main characters and the plot was so thin I saw right through it from page 1....
  • Krystal
  • julia ♥
    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 Enchantée in 2018, and fell in love with the cover (I mean, who wouldn't, come on...). I'm a huge history buff so the premise, set during the French revolution, sounded great to my ears! Enchan...
  • Heather
    Magic ripples through ENCHANTÉE. Gita Treleases imagination, the language she uses, the relationships she builds between charactersthat is where the magic beginsand 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 ...
  • Gabrielle Byrne
    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 and unique blend. From the cobbled shadows of the Paris streets, to wild and erudite experiments in hot air balloons, all the way to the lace and luxury of Marie Ant...
  • Kelly Coon
    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 sweeping us through Parisian fashion, print-making, hot-air ballooning, and parlor games. Woven into this story of magic, trickery, romance, and loss, is the histor...
  • Amy Imogene Reads
    Enchantee is something unique in todays current YA fantasy marketit's a luxurious, atmospheric, grounded-in-history tale that I cant stop thinking about. Concept: ★★★★★Immersion into time period: ★★★★★Characters: ★★★★Pacing: ★★★Gita Trelease has done something special. Enchantee is, at its heart, a story about one womans quest to have a voice over her own agency in a time period and setting determined to decide h...
  • Cody Roecker
    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 balls, and a boy who flies hot-air balloons Enchantée deftly defies all expectations of reality by wowing you at every turn. Magical. dark, twisty, and wholly inspired, ...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    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 needed a bit more fleshing out and I think the use of Marie Antoinette was less of a climax than I had expected. Good twist ending and lots of character development. ...
  • 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.
  • Erin
    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?Enchantée consider yourself a member of the category. Awards will only be handed out on January 1st 2020. But oh the artwork just takes my breath away. A novel set in 18th century France, surrounding th...
  • Kip
    Set in a magical Paris and Versailles in the days leading up to the French Revolution, Enchantée 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 capturing the lush world of Marie Antoinette's court and the less desirable streets of Paris. Fantasy fans will adore the magic as much as historical fans will love the bac...