ENCHANTÉE

Coming February 5 from Flatiron/Macmillan & February 21, 2019 from Macmillan Children's UK


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…

Advance Praise for Enchantée

ENCHANTÉE is truly enchanting: a sumptuous, slow burn of a book that builds to an exciting conclusion. This is a book to be savored: from the rich, detailed descriptions of Paris on the brink of revolution; to the witty repartee and tender romance; to the dark, dangerous thread of magic woven through this wonderfully vivid world that Gita Trelease has crafted. I didn’t want it to end!
— Rosalyn Eves, author of Blood Rose Rebellion
Deliciously addictive. ENCHANTÉE is a lit firework crackling with treacherous magic, decadent romance, and disguises that take on lives of their own. I adore this gorgeous book.
— Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval
An intoxicating blend of opulence, magic, intrigue and romance. Gita Trelease deftly balances a spellbinding story of desperation and deceit on the precipice of the epic revolution that changed history. Camille’s tale wrapped around me as entrancingly as her magical gown. J’étais enchantée par ce livre.
— Alwyn Hamilton, author of Rebel of the Sands
A heady, sparkling dream of a book. I tumbled head over heels into ENCHANTÉE’s dark and sumptuous magical Paris and wanted to stay there forever. One of the best fantasies I’ve read in years.
— Margaret Rogerson, author of An Enchantment of Ravens
ENCHANTÉE is an utterly beguiling spell that lingers long after the final page.
— Laura Sebastian, author of Ash Princess
Historical fantasy of the highest caliber: sophisticated, gorgeously written, dark, and dreamy.
— Cristina Russell, Books & Books, Miami, Florida
“Absolutely my brand of catnip. I was so immersed in the world of Versailles amidst a brewing revolution with Camille, her dashing aeronaut, and her newfound aristocratic friends, that I was heartbroken to leave them behind.
— Stephanie Beaver, Hoover Public Library, Hoover, Alabama
Dazzling and decadent...Gita Trelease is a talent to watch!
— Sami Thomason, Square Books, Oxford, Mississippi

✨SIGNED first editions of Enchantée are available through my local indie, Blue Hill Books! Click below to place your order.✨