Our pick for August 2019 book club is Enchantée by Gita Trelease, released in February 2019.
Why did we pick this book?
We’re in the mood for a historical YA book and this one is both set in France and has magic. This book has been on our TBR list for a while.
What is this book about?
It’s Paris in 1789. Camille Durbonne lost her parents and now has to take care of her brother and sister. Camille uses her magic to turn metal objects in to money to provide for the family. However, when that no longer works, Camille disobeys her late mother’s wishes and uses dark magic to transform into a Baroness. She gets involved in dangerous entanglements at the Palais de Versailles. She starts gambling to make enough money to survive on. While at first enamored with her new glamorous lifestyle, things become complicated when she returns to Paris and meets a handsome man. Camille’s secrets begin to unravel at the start of the French Revolution, forcing her to choose between the democracy she had always believed in or the aristocratic life she became accustomed to. Get ready to explore France on the eve of change.
What other YA books has the author written?
This is Trelease’s debut novel!