Liberte by Gita Trelease is the spell-binding sequel to the bestselling Enchantee.
Magic. Betrayal. Sacrifice.
Camille Durbonne gambled everything she had to keep herself and her sister safe. But as the people of Paris starve and mobs riot, safety may no longer be possible . . .
Not when Camille lives for the rebellion. In the pamphlets she prints, she tells the stories of girls living at society’s margins. But as her writings captivate the public, she begins to suspect a dark magic she can’t control lies at the heart of her success. Then Louis XVI declares magic a crime and all magicians traitors to France. As bonfires incinerate enchanted books and special police prowl the city, the time for magic – and those who work it – is running out.
In this new Paris where allegiances shift and violence erupts, the answers Camille seeks set her on a perilous path, one that may cost her the boy she loves – and even her life. If she can discover who she truly is before vengeful forces unmask her, she may still win this deadly game of revolution.
A decadent and romantic blend of history and fantasy * I on Enchantee * A deliciously decadent historical romance set in Paris that is awash with enchantment, deceit and adventure. It will set your heart racing. C'est Magnifique! * South Wales Evening Post on Enchantee * Magic, treachery and romance aplenty is woven into this enchanting tale * Candis on Enchantee * Trelease does a marvellous job of transporting the reader to the vibrant streets and rooftops of Paris on the brink of a Revolution. Her writing is truly captivating * NYA Lit Festival on Enchantee * A fine teen novel [...] a thrilling account of love, passion and adventure. * Literary Review on Enchantee * A heady sparkling dream of a book. One of the best fantasies I've read in years. -- Margaret Rogerson, author of An Enchantment of Ravens on Enchantee This is a book to be savoured: 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. -- Rosalyn Eves, author of Blood Rose Rebellion on Enchantee Set against the burgeoning throes of revolution, this immersive drama makes brilliant use of its conceit, suggesting that the decadent opulence of the French nobility was maintained by a fragile illusion that depended on the abject sorrow and blood of the French people. The period detail is exquisite, with Camille's family situation and the inclusion of the problems surrounding the development of the hot-air balloon (Camille falls for an aeronaut) enabling readers to see what daily life was like for various classes of people as well as what new technologies were on the horizon. Fans of substantial historical romance as well as fantasy will be thoroughly enchanted. * The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books on Enchantee * Distinctive characters, vivid 18th-century images of Paris and Versailles, lively French-infused dialogue, an appealing heroine, and an upbeat ending propel this lengthy romantic fantasy. Romance and fantasy readers will enjoy the magic realism, ruse and tension of Camille's double identity, authentic historical references, and Camille's daring, passionate spirit. A must-have. * School Library Journal, starred review on Enchantee * An immersive, glittering debut that intriguingly blends history and fantasy. A striking examination of power, privilege, and choice in a limited world, that makes Trelease a new voice to watch. * Booklist on Enchantee * Romantic, decadent and glamorous, it's a hugely entertaining historical fantasy and Macmillan's biggest YA debut of the spring. -- Fiona Noble on Enchantee * The Bookseller * Trelease is a supremely confident writer... [Enchantee is] a triumph of high jinx over history, which should keep young readers enthralled to the meticulously plotted end -- Emily Bearns on Enchantee * Telegraph * 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. -- Alwyn Hamilton, author of Rebel of the Sands on Enchantee Enchantee is a lit firework crackling with treacherous magic, decadent romance and disguises that take on lives of their own. I adore this gorgeous, deliciously addictive book! -- Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval on Enchantee
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