The Glamourist (Vine Witch, #2) by Luanne G. Smith

The Glamourist (Vine Witch, #2)

A spellbinding novel of bloodlines, self-discovery, and redemption by the author of the Washington Post bestseller The Vine Witch.Abandoned as a child in turn-of-the-century Paris, Yvette Lenoir has longed to uncover the secrets of her magical heritage and tap her suppressed powers. But what brave and resourceful Yvette has done to survive the streets has made her a fugitive. With a price on her head, she clings to a memento from her past—what ...


Details The Glamourist (Vine Witch, #2)

TitleThe Glamourist (Vine Witch, #2)
ISBN9781799748205
Author
Release DateJun 9th, 2020
PublisherBrilliance Audio
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Witches, Historical, Historical Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction Fantasy
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Reviews The Glamourist (Vine Witch, #2)

  • Erika Sarutobi
    1970-01-01
    This book felt very different than the first one because it focuses a lot on finding the characters own identities. The book shifts to focus more on Yvette than Elena since she doesn't know anything about her magic/family so they go running around the city to find out the truth. Elena helps Yvette despite having her own dilemmas and giving Yvette up would solve her problems but obviously she refuses.I gotta say, I enjoyed this less than the first...
  • Lukasz
    1970-01-01
    I liked The Vine Witch. I may have turned a blind eye to its flaws because I was in the right mood for a slower, cozier read. Once its standalone sequel, The Glamourist, appeared on my NetGalley feed, I grabbed a copy and started reading.The book focuses on Yvette Lenoir, an orphaned, untrained witch, pursued for a murder she has committed as a young girl. She wants to discover her ancestry and learn magic. After confronting her adoptive mother, ...
  • ℳacarena
    1970-01-01
    More witches, Paris, painters, séances, goblins, a brilliant cat, and Fée. Also... (view spoiler)[Yvette is back! (hide spoiler)] The whole story is set in Paris. Elena was to report to the Ministry of Lineages and Licenses because she wants to register herself as a venefica along with her current status as a vine witch. The problem is that the Minister doesnt agree with her request, although he says he can make an exception. Elena could keep h...
  • Mere
    1970-01-01
    I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I feel that I am being generous with this three star rating -- it honestly is closer to two stars. I liked the first book in this series. It was a nice cozy read, and one that I enjoyed. I wasn't sure what to expect when I was going into this book. I had assumed it was going to be similar to the first book, and in some ways it was, but in other ways it was very different. I will ...
  • Darian
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars'I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.' This is ultimately a story of self-discovery, for Elena and Yvette, with a magical undertone. I liked the setting of the book with small jibes to things I recognize, like the Eiffel Tower. The cat was a nice touch because I love animals. I enjoyed how Elena and Yvette's fates were intertwined and their separate journ...
  • OjoAusana
    1970-01-01
    *received a free copy from netgalley for honest review* I waited what felt like forever to read The Vine Witch so when I saw this was "read now" for me on netgalley I knew I had to get it!! I'll admit I wasn't sure where this book was going to go but I really loved the direction it did! I read this book pretty quickly because I just didn't want to put it down so I plan on rereading it in a few months but great book! great series!
  • gwendalyn _books_
    1970-01-01
    This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. The Glamourist(Vine Witch #2)by Luanne G. Smith ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Luanne G. Smith has done it once again in the, The Glamourist, book two in The Vine Witch Series. This book is next installment, and you wont be disappointed. A absolutely spellbinding historical fiction seeped in magical realis...
  • Sarah Wayne
    1970-01-01
    Sci-fi isn't my normal genre but I read the first book in this series and loved it so was interested to read this second story and I was pleased it was about a character I found interesting in the first one but this one just didn't hold my interest as much this time around. I wanted more action. Plus I didn't really want anymore follow up from the couple of the 1st book besides the basic info to know they're doing well. Thanks for the ARC in exch...
  • Bonnie
    1970-01-01
    An enjoyable deep dive into the world of witches and magic so clearly established in The Vine Witch. This time we follow Yvette, whos searching Paris for the secrets of her heritage. When we finally uncover the truth, it comes as a great unexpected twist. Elegant writing and a host of loveable characters make this a satisfying follow up to Book 1. An enjoyable deep dive into the world of witches and magic so clearly established in The Vine Witc...
  • Monica (books_over_everything)
    1970-01-01
    **Disclaimer: I was given a free ARC of the below in exchange for an honest review from the author.**Title The GlamouristAuthor Luanne G. SmithRelease Date June 9, 2020Description from AmazonAbandoned as a child in turn-of-the-century Paris, Yvette Lenoir has longed to uncover the secrets of her magical heritage and tap her suppressed powers. But what brave and resourceful Yvette has done to survive the streets has made her a fugitive. With a pri...
  • Beth
    1970-01-01
    I love this series. This is the second book of the Vine witch series and it was just as good as the first one. Instead of taking place in the vineyard, Elena and John-Paul must go to the city to answer a summons concerning Elenas magic registration. Elenas bloodline indicates she is a venefica, a potion witch specializing in poison. If that is case, she can no longer be a Vine witch because people would be afraid they might be poisoned. The minis...
  • Dayanara Ryelle
    1970-01-01
    Pre-reading: Almost done with Vine Witch (Kindle said I'm at 92%) and was SO happy to see that this was available for an immediate read on NetGalley. I'm glad I don't have to immediately leave Elena and Yvette behind!-----I don't like it when the premise of the book is given away in the title. Obviously, since I'm only at chapter 14, I can't be completely certain that's the case. But I'm fairly certain that--like Conversion--it is. (view spoiler)...
  • Beth
    1970-01-01
    I love this series. This is the second book of the Vine witch series and it was just as good as the first one. Instead of taking place in the vineyard, Elena and John-Paul must go to the city to answer a summons concerning Elenas magic registration. Elenas bloodline indicates she is a venefica, a potion witch specializing in poison. If that is case, she can no longer be a Vine witch because people would be afraid they might be poisoned. The minis...
  • Britta
    1970-01-01
    ~I received an advanced digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.~Full review can be found here Having torn through The Vine Witch over the course of a rainy Saturday and been left with the itch for a bottle of nice red and a fat coil knit hygge blanket, I jumped at the chance to read Luanne G. Smiths second foray into her world of witches. The Glamourist succeeds as a sequel on two fronts:Firstly, The Glamourist hits all the sa...
  • Ida Ottesen
    1970-01-01
    Wanted for murder, and on the run from the police, a maybe-witch tries to find out about her past, helped out by witches, mortals and a cat!I loved the world building in this, it was believable and full of little details that I loved. There's an instance of what I like to call everyday-magic; instances where the sort of everyday-ness of magic is shown, and it becomes clear how these characters live and use magic, not in a flashy way, but just bec...
  • Patty
    1970-01-01
    I received an advanced copy of The Glamourist, after expressing my eager anticipation for its release. I thoroughly enjoyed The Vine Witch and The Glamourist was book two in the series. Although the same characters exist in both books, The Glamourist is a book that can stand alone and is not dependent on The Vine Witch. Exciting new characters were introduced and created new heroes and antagonists to further energize the story, which was a new st...
  • Julia
    1970-01-01
    I really loved The Vine Witch and was so excited to be able to get an advanced copy of The Glamourist. When I read The Vine Witch I sped through it in one afternoon and was happy for things to end there. While I did end up enjoying The Glamourist, it was by no means as interesting to me as The Vine Witch. It took me a good 25-30% to get pulled into the book and at that point I was in and out of interest. It took me longer than normal to read...
  • Reece
    1970-01-01
    ARC from NetGalley3.75Yvette is a salty girl. She's seen some things, and they have shaped her. She was incarcerated for murder, escaped, and and is on the lam trying to track down her heart's wish and avoid the authorities through turn-of-the-century France. I did not read the first book in this series. It took me a little while to get into this one, but not too long. This was a vivid read. The magic was interesting. The characters were unique a...
  • Melissa Anderson
    1970-01-01
    I absolutely adored The Vine Witch. Loved it. So when I had the opportunity to receive and arc of its sequel from the author, of course I took it. The Glamourist picks up a few months after the events of The Vine Witch. This time we find our characters not in the vineyards, but in Paris. This story is about Yvette. Suddenly trapped within the city limits by a stolen wish, Yvette needs to learn about her past to find herself and her magic and only...
  • Francisca Pinto
    1970-01-01
    I recieved this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.The Glamourist is the second part of The Vine Witch, a book that I thought is self-conclusive and now I am sure about that. Both books are very diferent in the same world and I think its not necesary a duology (if they dont have a third part)But in this second part I feel more happy and interesting about the story, we have the same characters from the first book and new characte...
  • Sarah Anderson-Pagal
    1970-01-01
    I was gifted an ARC of The Glamourist by the author to review. Thank you !This is the second book in The Vine Witch series. I love the Vine Witch, it is on my favourite book list. So I was very excited to dive back into this worldThe Glamourist picks up where The Vine Witch left off. This time focusing on both Elena and Yvette. Their fates have been joined due to a stolen wish! While helping Yvette find out who she is Elena discovers more about h...
  • Cynthia Troncquo
    1970-01-01
    I loved the first book, The Vine Witch. I was very happy seeing there would be a second book in the instalment.I felt it took awhile for the story to pick up, but it did turn interesting at the end.It was good to find Elena and Jean-Paul again and see more of Yvette and discovering her history. Being in the charming streets of old Paris was a real pleasure. There were multiple point of views, but it was clear in whos we were in each chapter.I was...
  • Patchwork'sBookLife
    1970-01-01
    I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, The book focuses on Yvette an orphaned and untrained witch who doesn't know anything about her magic or her family so she's goes in pursuit of finding out the truth. Yvette starts her story in Paris after escaping from prison for murder. i didn't read the first book but i managed to follow along with the plot just fine. I loved reading this book and will probably reread it and p...
  • Francisca Pinto
    1970-01-01
    I recieved this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.The Glamourist is the second part of The Vine Witch, a book that I thought is self-conclusive and now I am sure about that. Both books are very diferent in the same world and I think its not necesary a duology (if they dont have a third part)But in this second part I feel more happy and interesting about the story, we have the same characters from the first book and new characte...
  • Charity Solomon
    1970-01-01
    First off I didn't even realize this was next book in the vine witch series. Oh I loved it. This one I would have thought would be more about Elena tinkering with her blood for poison, but I was happily surprised that we get to follow one of her old jail buddy, Yvette. When she accidentally steals a wish to find out who she and her mother truly is with the help of Elena and some old buddies of the two. I was definitely surprised by what she was. ...
  • Charity Solomon
    1970-01-01
    First off I didn't even realize this was next book in the vine witch series. Oh I loved it. This one I would have thought would be more about Elena tinkering with her blood for poison, but I was happily surprised that we get to follow one of her old jail buddy, Yvette. When she accidentally steals a wish to find out who she and her mother truly is with the help of Elena and some old buddies of the two. I was definitely surprised by what she was. ...
  • Allison Mayes
    1970-01-01
    I absolutely loved The Vine Witch and I am equally impressed with the second installment The Glamourist. The author's writing style transports you right into Paris amidst the chaos, romance, and drama that is The Glamourist. After first meeting Yvette in The Vine Witch novel, she returns to discover who she truly is aided by the incredible Elena, who also happens to be sorting through her own struggles with identity. The mix of magic and mortals ...
  • Hannah Piazza
    1970-01-01
    Another great quick read, potentially not as captivating as The Vine Witch, but it is a fantastic read nonetheless. I'm not sure what was missing from The Glamourist, but it didn't strike the same chords with me like The Vine Witch did, saying that, and the reason I am still giving this 5 stars, is that if I had not read The Vine Witch first I would not have a bad thing to say about this book!
  • Ashley
    1970-01-01
    This was a lovely escape into the world of magic and witches. It felt much different than the Vine Witch, but showed character development and was interesting to delve into different aspects of this world. Thank you to Netgalley for the ARC!
  • Adrianna Lamm
    1970-01-01
    The Glamourist, appeared on my NetGalley feed, I grabbed a copy and started reading. This is ultimately a story of self-discovery, for Elena and Yvette, with a magical undertone. I read this book pretty quickly because I just didn't want to put it down. Loved it.