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Summary

A compellingly beautiful tale of magic, intrigue and deception, set against the backdrop of 18th-century Paris on the cusp of revolution.

Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries - and magicians.... 

When 17-year-old Camille is left orphaned, she has to provide for her frail sister and her volatile brother. In desperation, she survives by using the petty magic she learnt from her mother. But when her brother disappears Camille decides to pursue a richer, more dangerous mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

Using dark magic Camille transforms herself into the ‘Baroness de la Fontaine‘ and presents herself at the court of Versaille, where she soon finds herself swept up in a dizzying life of riches, finery and suitors. But Camille’s resentment of the rich is at odds with the allure of their glamour and excess, and she soon discovers that she’s not the only one leading a double life.... 

Enchantée is a compelling historical fantasy and is Gita Trelease's debut novel.

©2019 Gita Trelease (P)2019 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd 2019

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I didn’t want the book to end

Glamour, magic, mistaken identities and love. Don’t be put off that this is marketed as teen fiction. It is a perfect, sophisticated historical rags to riches fantasy with a sprinkling of magic. I can imagine this turned into an incredible film.

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Absolutely amazing

What a wonderful debut novel by Gita Trelease! Set in France, it’s a historical fantasy YA novel, with really interesting characters and twists and vivid descriptions, I was completely absorbed!

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