Blog Tour: Enchantee by Gita Trelease

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
I haven't published a book blog tour post for a while and I think that's because I've made a decision to stop reading books that I'm not 100% sure about so that means I've had to turn down or pass on various book tours because I don't want to use my time to read books that I don't know if I'll love (but will feel obliged to finish). However, when the opportunity arose to take part in the blog tour for Enchantee, I had to take part as the premise sounds amazing!

*Enchantee by Gita Trelease (480 pages) ★★★ (3.75)
In Enchantee we follow Camille as she struggles with her violent brother and sickly sister while trying to scrape a living during the poverty stricken times in which they live, while the aristocrats are throwing lavishly banquets and parties. Before her parents died, her mother taught Camille how to use magic which she is reluctant to use but she increasingly needs to use it in order to pull herself and her family out of poverty. Camille travels to Versailles where she transforms herself using magic into an aristocratic ancestor of hers to gamble and hopefully win enough money for a better future.

There are two elements of this book that I utterly adored and those include the vivid setting and the magic. The magic is easy to understand, enchanting (hence the name) and wonderful to read. I adored the revolutionary France time period and the setting of Paris and Versailles! Despite being almost 500 pages, it was a surprisingly quick YA read with an easy writing style that made me fly through most of this book.

It started off very intriguing and became more so but I felt as though from the half way mark until the last quarter, it was quite repetitive sadly. Additionally, I found the ending to be quite convenient. However I did throughly enjoy the process of reading through Camille's story, all of the magic elements and sweet romance (thankfully the romance wasn't the entire story). If you're looking for a YA novel set during an intriguing and tumultuous time period with magical elements, hot air balloons, gambling, beautiful dresses and switching identities then you'll love Enchantee.

Will you be picking up this book when it's released? What have you been reading recently? 

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15 comments

  1. Wow you read so much! Wish I had time to x

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  2. Shame it wasn't as gripping in the second half but still sounds good x

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  3. I think I may have to look into this a little more!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  4. I'm not sure this book is for me but I do like the sound of all the magical elements to it.

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  5. It isn’t one I think I’d enjoy but my sister in law would love it x

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  6. Ah a shame it was repetitive and never kept you engrossed x

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  7. Ooh this sounds interesting, not sure it's something I'd usually go for though xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  8. I always add new books to my read list after seeing some you mention.

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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  9. This book sounded so good, pity it went downhill!

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  10. This sounds like quite a hard hitting book but I like the sound of the magic element.

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  11. Shame you didn't really enjoy the ending, but this doesn't sound like my kind of thing x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  12. Ooooo it sounds so nice! Shame about the ending though!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  13. Sounds like an interesting concept for a book.

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  14. Oooh this is such a different book, such a shame about the ending!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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