Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #132

Title: Enchantée
Author: Gita Trelease 
Genre: Young Adult, Historical, Fantasy 
Publisher: Flatiron/Macmillan 
Publication Date: February 5, 2019

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 her mother forbade her to use, 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. Though Camille's resentment of the rich is at at odds with the allure of glamour and excess, when she meets a handsome inventor she believes liberty and love may finally be possible.
But la magie has its costs. When a scheming courtier blackmails her and Lazare’s affections shift, Camille loses control of her secrets. Then revolution erupts, and she must choose—love or loyalty, democracy or aristocracy, reality or la magie—before Paris burns…
ENCHANTÉE is a thrilling YA historical fantasy that combines the decadence of Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette with the dangerous enchantments of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.

Why I'm waiting on Enchantée this Wednesday: I'm absolutely obsessed with all things Paris. I've visited it once before and have always wanted to go back. The history of it especially interests me so I was so excited to learn about this book! I will definitely be making grabby hands at it until it finally releases!

I love books that make me feel like I'm in the story and the setting with the characters and I really hope this book makes me feel this way! I'm so looking forward to the world building and the descriptions. I've been planning a trip to Paris for some time in the next year so maybe I'll get this book and travel to Paris to read it! That would be a really amazing experience, actually -- I could go to all the different places that the book mentions and takes place at!

What book are you waiting on this Wednesday?

1 comment:

  1. I hope you love this one! I actually started it and couldn't make it through. I did NOT love Paris though, so I might be biased XD


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