ENCHANTÉE

MAGIC. DESIRE. REVOLUTION.

 
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Coming February 2019 from Flatiron/Macmillan US and Macmillan Children's UK

 

Paris is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars and thieves, revolutionaries and magicians. Seventeen-year-old Camille Durbonne is one of them. She wishes she weren’t.

When smallpox kills her parents, Camille must find a way to take care of her frail, naive sister while minding her volatile, alcoholic brother. Relying on petty magic fueled by sorrow—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 chooses to pursue a richer, more dangerous mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

Using dark magic learned from 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. Her resentment of the rich at odds with the allure of glamour and excess, Camille is astonished to find that her would-be suitor Lazare, a handsome young inventor whom she thought shared her dreams of liberty, is not who he seems to be.

As the Baroness de la Fontaine, Camille gambles at cards and flirts, desperate to maintain her place at court and keep herself and her sister off the streets. But la magie has its costs. And when 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.