Love. Magic. Revolution...Enchantée is Gita Trelease’s lush and imaginative debut fantasy about an impoverished magician desperate to provide for her beloved sister on the eve of the French Revolution! “Deliciously addictive.” ―Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval “Intoxicating.” ―Alwyn Hamilton, author of Rebel of the Sands “A heady, sparkling dream of a book.” ―Margaret Rogerson, author of An Enchantment of Ravens “An utterly beguiling spell.” ―Laura Sebastian, author of Ash Princess Paris is a labyrinth of twisted streets filled with beggars and thieves, revolutionaries and magicians. Camille Durbonne is one of them. She wishes she weren’t...
When smallpox kills her parents, Camille must find a way to provide for her younger sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on magic, Camille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money to buy food and medicine they need. But when the coins won’t hold their shape and her brother disappears with the family’s savings, Camille pursues a richer, more dangerous mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
Using dark magic forbidden by her mother, Camille transforms herself into a baroness and is swept up into life at the Palace of Versailles, where aristocrats both fear and hunger for magic. As she struggles to reconcile her resentment of the rich with the allure of glamour and excess, Camille meets a handsome young inventor, and begins to believe that love and liberty may both be possible.
But magic has its costs, and soon Camille loses control of her secrets. And when revolution erupts, Camille must choose―love or loyalty, democracy or aristocracy, reality of magic―before Paris burns.--from the publisher
464 pages 978-1250295521 Ages 12 and up