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Three Hallows May Post: My Favourite Quotes From Enchantee

This month, the book club, Three Hallows that I have been taking part in with Alex and Rachel have been reading Gina Trelease. In this one, I would like to share my favourite quotes from the book. So let's get started...

Number 5:
To try is to be brave. Be brave.

Number 4:



It's like something from a fairy tale.' 'It is not,' Camille protested. As if good things happened only in stories. 'Lazare is nothing like a prince, and I am nothing like a princess.' 'True,' Sophie mused. 'Maybe it's a different type of tale.

Number 3:



Magicians needed sorrow. And deep sorrow existed only because of love.

Number 2:
This was the Paris of the strivers, of those who dwelt low, not high. This was not the Paris of balloonists. It was her Paris, and it was the same as it had been this morning. But she, perhaps, was not.

Number 1:


Remember – magic is a cheater’s game, and everyone who sees it wants to play.

Enchantée


Here is a summary of the book:
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…
 



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Have you read Enchantee? Do you want to? Let me know in the comments below. 

See you soon,

Amy

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