After smallpox kills her parents, Camille has to rely on petty magic--la magie ordinaire--to buy food and desperately needed medicine. When her brother takes off with the family's meager savings, Camille turns her eye to a new, and much more dangerous, mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. But all magic has a cost and Camille is starting to lose control. The effortless mix of fantasy and historical fiction drew me right alongside Camille and I loved experiencing Paris through her. The true magic of Enchantéeis in the characters. They are so genuine, so well-developed, and spellbinding that I just couldn't stop reading until I knew their fates. If I could jump into the pages of a book, I'd definitely jump in this one with both feet.
I LOVE this book! A perfect blend of history, romance, tragedy, rebellion, and "time travel". This story has it all, and you'll be thinking about it long after you've turned the last page.
Darius just doesn't fit. He's half Persian, but knows more Klingon than Farsi and is more comfortable with Hobbit social cues than Persian. So, Darius fears the worst when his parents announce a trip to Iran to visit his mother's family for the first time. Struggling with depression, a difficult relationship with his father, and a little sister who is everything he isn't, Darius feels way out of place. That starts to change when he meets Sohrab and an entirely new world is opened up. Sohrab is a lifeline, helping Darius discover himself and his place within this new sprawling Persian family. This book is so charming! I completely fell for Darius, and his entire family and would live between the pages of this book forever if I could. Make sure to read this with a cup of tea!
L.M. Elliott has once again taken a fascinating woman from the sidelines of history, and brought her front and center. Peggy Schuyler was so much more than simply "...and Peggy". She was whip smart, charming, fearless, fiercely loyal, and socialized with the great leaders of her day. Well researched and full of fun cameos and Hamilton references, this is not to be missed!
Did you know that Prince Charming isn't a name, but a title? Four very different Princes Charming have been cast out of their kingdoms and have to work together to foil an evil witch's kidnapping plot. Filled with wicked humor, adventure, and mystery, this is a must read!
12 year old Sophie has never quite fit in. All that changes when she meets Fitz and he reveals the reason why-she's an elf and the key to savign their world. One of my favorite series!
I loved every minute of this charming, spooky, twisty gem! From the magic and history, to the well-developed and intensely interesting characters, and practically perfect dialogue, I was hooked. Hard to believe this is a debut!
Perry Cook's home life is fairly normal -- except for the fact that he's lived his entire life in a prison. His mother now has a chance at parole, and a real life on the outside. But the intercession of a new ambitious District Attorney threatens to derail everything. This novel is all at once heartbreaking, uplifting, humorous, and cannot be missed!