Blog Tour & Book Review: Enchantée by Gita Trelease @gitatrelease @RaincoastBooks @Flatironbooks #Enchantee #BlogTour #bookblog #bookblogger #bookreview #bookreviewer

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PUBLISHER: Flatiron Books

PUBLICATION DATE: February 5th, 2019

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Thank you to Raincoast Books, Flatiron Books and Gita Trelease for inviting me to be a part of this exciting Blog Tour for the wonderful book Enchantée and to Raincoast Books for providing me with an ARC copy of this book to read.

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Q & A WITH THE AUTHOR, GITA TRELEASE:

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Q: Where do you get your inspiration for your writing? 

A: I find inspiration can come from anywhere and that the most inspiring ideas are usually a mashup of a few different things that are seemingly unrelated. For Enchantée, the first seeds of inspiration were illusionists like Ricky Jay, Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, and the technology of hot-air balloons. At the early stage of an idea, I trust my intuition as I try to figure out how these different things are speaking to each other; later on, I refine the inspiration sources to create the story. Henry James once said that a writer is a person on whom nothing is wasted. What I think he meant is anything and everything is potential fuel for your creative work. And because you never know what will come of it, you should live life attentively and passionately!

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ABOUT THE BOOK: 

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 forbidden by her mother, 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. There, she gambles at cards, desperate to have enough to keep herself and her sister safe. Yet the longer she stays at court, the more difficult it becomes to reconcile her resentment of the nobles with the enchantments of Versailles. And when she returns to Paris, Camille meets a handsome young balloonist—who dares her to hope that love and liberty may both be possible.

But la magie has its costs. And when Camille loses control of her secrets, the game she’s playing turns deadly. Then revolution erupts, and she must choose—love or loyalty, democracy or aristocracy, freedom or magic—before Paris burns…

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MY REVIEW:

Addictive, magical, and enchanting! Oh my gosh guys, this book!! Can we just take a moment to appreciate the cover of this book…. I’ll give you a few moments…..Wow this book cover is stunning! I love it. So beautiful, colourful, and perfect for the magic that unfolds in this amazing story!

Enchantée is a beautifully written story that perfectly incorporates history, revolution, romance, and of course magic. As you read Enchantée you will enter a magical world set in Paris in 1789, and feel as if you are there yourself in the times of magic, beautiful long ball gowns, enchanting courts, horse-drawn carriages, and wonder.

I loved the character development in this story. It was amazing to read about the personal growth and struggles of the main character Camille and her sister Sophie. Left to fend for themselves after their parents passed away, and their older brother practically abandoned them, they are left to their own devices for their survival. Camille is met with many trying times that will test not only her morals, but also her will to survive and and strive in desperate and difficult times.

I was addicted to this book from the very beginning, and I completely devoured this book. I loved every part about this book, right through to the very end. A book that will captivate you and make you feel all the magic as you read along.

If you haven’t had your eyes on this book and already awaiting it’s release date, be sure to add it to your to be read list, you will not be disappointed!

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MY RATING: 5/5 stars

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