Welcome to the final Day’s YA post of 2018!
Read on for magic, deception, and hot air balloons! And see you all back here in 2019!
ENCHANTÉE by Gita Trelease
Ages 12 to 18
Available February 5, 2019 from Flatiron Books and Macmillan Young Listeners
In order to provide for her chronically ill sister and to escape an abusive thieving brother, Camille uses forbidden magic to transform herself into Cécile Descharlots, Baroness de la Fontaine. As the Baroness, Camille swindles wealthy young Versaille aristocrats out of their precious coins. The glamorous palace life and the attention of a handsome hot air balloon inventor are intoxicating—but the line between her two disparate lives begins to blur as the French Revolution ignites around her.
ENCHANTÉE is a Cinderella-esque story with more layers than Marie Antoinette’s cakes. The stakes are high, the magic system is unlike that of any other YA fantasy, and the descriptions of Paris and Versailles are simply enchanting. The cast of characters that Camille encounters are equally humorous and maddening, and their obsession for excess and luxury juxtaposes perfectly with the poverty experienced by Camille’s family.
If CARAVAL and Les Misérable were fused into a single magical story, ENCHANTÉE would be the result. Enjoy, mes amies.
Day’s YA Archives:
THE GILDED WOLVES by Roshani Chokshi (posted 11/30/2018)
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell (posted 11/8/2018)
IN PARIS WITH YOU by Clémentine Beauvais (posted (10/26/2018)
WONDERFUL FEELS LIKE THIS by Sara Lövestam (posted 10/11/2018)
TEEN TRAILBLAZERS by Jennifer Calvert, illus. by Vesna Asanovic (posted 9/26/2018)
AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS by Bonnie Pipkin (posted 9/14/2018)
FLIGHT SEASON by Marie Marquardt (posted 8/23/2018)
UNSTOPPABLE MOSES by Tyler James Smith (posted 8/9/2018)
I DO NOT TRUST YOU by Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz (posted 7/25/2018)
SADIE by Courtney Summers (posted 7/12/2018)
MIRAGE by Somaiya Daud (posted 6/28/2018)
LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber (posted 6/15/2018)
THE RAGING ONES by Krista & Becca Ritchie (posted 5/17/2018)
DEAR READER by Mary O’Connell (posted 5/9/2018)
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell (posted 4/26/2018)
THIS HEART OF MINE by C.C. Hunter (posted 4/13/2018)
I’M NOT MISSING by Carrie Fountain (posted 3/30/2018)
CHOOSE WONDER OVER WORRY by Amber Rae (posted 3/15/2018)
GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS by Melissa Bashardoust (posted 3/1/2018)
IN SIGHT OF STARS by Gae Polisner (posted 2/15/2018)
BRING ME THEIR HEARTS by Sara Wolf (posted 2/1/2018)
CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber (posted 1/18/2018)
HOW I RESIST by Maureen Johnson (posted 1/4/2018)
13 MINUTES by Sarah Pinborough (posted 12/21/2017)
I HATE EVERYONE BUT YOU by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin (posted 12/6/2017)
SKY IN THE DEEP by Adrienne Young (posted 11/28/2017)
THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert (posted 11/13/2017)