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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 t 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―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. Gita Trelease's Liberté is the transporting sequel to Enchantée, hailed by NPR as a “soaring success!"


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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 t 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―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. Gita Trelease's Liberté is the transporting sequel to Enchantée, hailed by NPR as a “soaring success!"

30 review for Everything That Burns

  1. 4 out of 5

    jessica

    this was a really interesting reading experience because this concluding installment has everything i thought was missing from the first book, but its lacking everything i loved about the story originally. so the trade off has me enjoying the ending for different reasons than at the beginning of the series. i think this book does a good job at expanding the world-building. i think the alternate history where magic plays a role in the french revolution is exciting and fits in quite well, so i enj this was a really interesting reading experience because this concluding installment has everything i thought was missing from the first book, but its lacking everything i loved about the story originally. so the trade off has me enjoying the ending for different reasons than at the beginning of the series. i think this book does a good job at expanding the world-building. i think the alternate history where magic plays a role in the french revolution is exciting and fits in quite well, so i enjoyed learning more about the magic system and its role in the revolution. however, from a plot standpoint, i was kind of bored with this. i still stand by my original opinion that the story is nicely wrapped up in the first book and should have remained a standalone. so overall, im not too disappointed with this. it was fun to be back in this world again, but i think this book could also be easily skipped for readers who are not really invested enough in continuing the series. ↠ 3.5 stars

  2. 5 out of 5

    Gita Trelease

    7.14.20 ✨ Big news on Bastille Day! ✨ First, a little backstory. When I started querying agents three years ago *today,* the working title for my manuscript was Enchantée, and to me it captured many crucial aspects of the story. But after the book was published, and as I wrote (and rewrote!) the sequel, my idea of these books began to change. I’d always known the general arc of Camille’s journey, but the more finished the series became, the more I wondered if the titles—especially Liberté—did it jus 7.14.20 ✨ Big news on Bastille Day! ✨ First, a little backstory. When I started querying agents three years ago *today,* the working title for my manuscript was Enchantée, and to me it captured many crucial aspects of the story. But after the book was published, and as I wrote (and rewrote!) the sequel, my idea of these books began to change. I’d always known the general arc of Camille’s journey, but the more finished the series became, the more I wondered if the titles—especially Liberté—did it justice. ✨ Fast forward to this spring when, in the midst of the pandemic, my publisher asked if I’d be willing to change the titles. It felt like a brush with fate, a chance for reinvention. But friends, excited as I was, I was also worried (still am, to be honest). I’d never heard of this happening before. How would the word get out? Wouldn’t people be confused? What would happen??? ✨ But in my heart I knew I owed it to these stories to try. Words are my magic, and now that I understood this series in a new way, surely I could conjure up a new pair of titles. And I did. They are miniature versions of Camille’s story: from her beginnings as an orphan who can work magic from sorrow and who becomes enchanted by the dangerous glitter and glamor of Versailles, to a girl who must discover who she truly is when everything—her city, the revolution, and even love— begins to burn. I hope you like these titles as much as I do! ✨ Details: The US hardcover edition of the first book will remain as Enchantée. All That Glitters will be the title for the US paperback as well as the ebook. The book formerly known as Liberté is now Everything That Burns, which feels extremely right now *and* very 1789. For for UK readers, the first book will remain as Enchantée; the cover and title of the sequel should be ready to reveal soon! ******* Liberté update! Mes amis, Liberté has a new release date: February 2, 2021. Why, you may ask? Well, I wrote a bit about it on my Instagram feed, but the long and short of it is that the book wasn't going to be what I'd hoped it would be if I had to rush through revisions for the July 2019 release date. It took me three years to write Enchantée, and trying to write the sequel in a year and a half just wasn't enough time. I wanted to give all of you readers who loved Enchantée the sequel you deserve, and I am grateful that my publisher agreed to make the change. I hope to have a synopsis for you soon and ARCs this summer! Thank you all for hanging in there with me—your support has meant so much! ✨Liberté—Enchantée Book 2—Update! ✨ October 24: It looks like we *may* get a cover reveal (and also a summary?) next week! Stay tuned—I'm so excited to share it with you all! ***** It's July 2019 and I'm revising the second book in the Enchantée duology! Once things start to feel a *tiny* bit more final I will update with a synopsis. I can say that this second book follows Camille, Lazare, and their friends as they get caught up in the revolution—where nothing is exactly what they believe it will be, and being a magician is a terribly dangerous thing. We're looking at a release date of summer 2020—I've seen the cover and I can't wait to share that, the title, and more with you!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jillian (PidginPea's Book Nook)

    There's a synopsis! But the titles have changed, which makes me a little sad. I thought Enchantee and Liberte were a great fit for this series, and kind of made them stand out among lots of other YA books that have titles very similar to these... but 🤷‍♀️ as long as the author likes the new ones, I guess. --- No synopsis? Don't care. Loved the first one, will read the second! ... but synopsis, please, would be nice. Thank you. :3 There's a synopsis! But the titles have changed, which makes me a little sad. I thought Enchantee and Liberte were a great fit for this series, and kind of made them stand out among lots of other YA books that have titles very similar to these... but 🤷‍♀️ as long as the author likes the new ones, I guess. --- No synopsis? Don't care. Loved the first one, will read the second! ... but synopsis, please, would be nice. Thank you. :3

  4. 5 out of 5

    Travel.with.a.book

    The second installment of ENCHANTÈE (ALL THAT GLITTERS) set during the French Revolution, Gita has written another masterpiece to capture a whole story that will captivate your heart, ETB is a truly spellbinding novel with risks, blood, love, suffers, it just makes it an epic fantasy that will immerse yourselves in and never want to leave. I love Gita's style of writing, the elements she puts are so compelling and outstanding, ETB is a beautifully written prose and fascinating crafted plots that The second installment of ENCHANTÈE (ALL THAT GLITTERS) set during the French Revolution, Gita has written another masterpiece to capture a whole story that will captivate your heart, ETB is a truly spellbinding novel with risks, blood, love, suffers, it just makes it an epic fantasy that will immerse yourselves in and never want to leave. I love Gita's style of writing, the elements she puts are so compelling and outstanding, ETB is a beautifully written prose and fascinating crafted plots that come together in a most unexpected shocking way! . Compared to the first part, ETB is in a faster pace, with twists and turns that are so mind-blowing and very thoughtful, the background of France during the revolution is so vibrant and  magnificent! We get to see and some past moments of Camille that I loved so much, the dynamic relationship between her and Lazare is so unique and very interesting! The shocking moments are in every page of every chapter, it just captivates your brain and it really dwells you into the fascinating details that Trelease has written in such a magically complexed way! . Camille is truly inspiring and a powerful heroine, her decisions are outstanding and so much more grown than in the first part, the Author has developed the characters very interestingly. The ending of the book I must say that it has torn my "brain", the details that Gita has crafted and the shocking twists appearing at those last pages are so overwhelming and astonishing, this duology is definitely my most favourite of all time, my heart is stuck with the characters and their staggering stories!!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sandra

    A stunning conclusion to wonderful duology. Let me just start by saying that I'm surprised these books did not have 100 000 ratings each. Gita Trelease is definitely an author that deserves more buzz then she is getting so far. So if you are reading this by all means add this duology to your own to read list of fantasy books are your thing. I loved the settling and the blend of fantasy and history and I liked nearly all the characters. Not to mention that this was an excellent portrayal of the m A stunning conclusion to wonderful duology. Let me just start by saying that I'm surprised these books did not have 100 000 ratings each. Gita Trelease is definitely an author that deserves more buzz then she is getting so far. So if you are reading this by all means add this duology to your own to read list of fantasy books are your thing. I loved the settling and the blend of fantasy and history and I liked nearly all the characters. Not to mention that this was an excellent portrayal of the mess that was the French revolution. There is a good reason why the French generation after the revolution and Napoleon is known as the nervous generation (this is after Waterloo in 1815 into the 1820s). Even though this is a fantasy book this explained why it was so confusing at the time. I could see how Camille's situation turned out the way it did. It was like she had no good options. I won't say too much about that though because well spoilers, but if you know anything about France and especially Paris during the early 1790s this will not surprise you. It felt so organically written and flowed so well. PS as always I loved her relationship with Lazare and her friendships.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jess

    Really gutted I didn't enjoy this one. An alternative history of the French Revolution, magical realism galore? Yes, please! Camille Durbonne uses her magic for good – if unintentionally. Now that she and her sister, Sophie, are safe from their corrupt brother, Camille lives for the rebellion. Using her father’s treasured printing press, she publishes a series of inflammatory pamphlets that present a powerful exposé of life under the tyranny of the aristocracy. But as her work begins to captivate Really gutted I didn't enjoy this one. An alternative history of the French Revolution, magical realism galore? Yes, please! Camille Durbonne uses her magic for good – if unintentionally. Now that she and her sister, Sophie, are safe from their corrupt brother, Camille lives for the rebellion. Using her father’s treasured printing press, she publishes a series of inflammatory pamphlets that present a powerful exposé of life under the tyranny of the aristocracy. But as her work begins to captivate the public beyond all odds, she begins to suspect that a darker magic is behind her success. And when the Revolution names magicians as traitors to France – magic now bearing the death sentence – Camille must fight against the unknown forces that threaten those she loves. Compelling, no? Trelease's prose is wonderfully detailed - but therein lies the issue. Liberté is a slog. For all the talk, there is very little action and I could not tell you one quality of any of the characters. The cast lean towards stereotype, presenting nothing particularly new or exciting, and the pace was glacial. Overall, it's just lacklustre - there was nothing interesting enough to keep me reading. Another incident that throws the old adage back in my face - the cover made me do it. It is, however, a relevant call to arms against unjust government and oppression. Vive la Révolution! With thanks to the publisher for the review copy.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Elyse (ElyseReadsandSpeaks)

    Plunging right into this one after re-reading Enchantee left me a little wanting. Although I liked the characters (I liked them enough to continue reading the series, after all), it was missing the charm and the fun of the first book. This book is an immediate continuation of Enchantee where the French Revolution plays a much larger role. In this world, part of the revolution entails identifying magicians and executing them for being traitors to France. Therefore, Camille has to hide her magic e Plunging right into this one after re-reading Enchantee left me a little wanting. Although I liked the characters (I liked them enough to continue reading the series, after all), it was missing the charm and the fun of the first book. This book is an immediate continuation of Enchantee where the French Revolution plays a much larger role. In this world, part of the revolution entails identifying magicians and executing them for being traitors to France. Therefore, Camille has to hide her magic even more so than she did in the first book so that she isn't slain by angry mob. As we already know, Camille is a good magician who doesn't use her magic to hurt people. Instead, she unintentionally uses it to help the "lost girls," girls who are living on the streets who each have their own tales of woe. I did like this addition to the story - I was intrigued by each girl's backstory and enjoyed seeing it written in Camille's pamphlet. It added another layer to the French Revolution of how these were everyday people being neglected by royalty and forced to live in squalor while the rich were careless with their splendor. That being said, I did find myself not caring about their role in Camille's story and not as engaged in this book in general because of the jumping between subplots - the Lost Girls, Camille hiding magic, searching for a special book, Sophie + Rosier's play, Lazare's balloon, the French vendetta against magicians, etc. There was a lot and it just didn't blend together well. This wasn't bad, but it just wasn't what I was hoping for. I felt kind of indifferent at the end which is why I'm going with 3 stars.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Travel.with.a.book

    The second installment of ENCHANTÈE (ALL THAT GLITTERS) set during the French Revolution, Gita has written another masterpiece to capture a whole story that will captivate your heart, ETB is a truly spellbinding novel with risks, blood, love, suffers, it just makes it an epic fantasy that will immerse yourselves in and never want to leave. I love Gita's style of writing, the elements she puts are so compelling and outstanding, ETB is a beautifully written prose and fascinating crafted plots that The second installment of ENCHANTÈE (ALL THAT GLITTERS) set during the French Revolution, Gita has written another masterpiece to capture a whole story that will captivate your heart, ETB is a truly spellbinding novel with risks, blood, love, suffers, it just makes it an epic fantasy that will immerse yourselves in and never want to leave. I love Gita's style of writing, the elements she puts are so compelling and outstanding, ETB is a beautifully written prose and fascinating crafted plots that come together in a most unexpected shocking way! . Compared to the first part, ETB is in a faster pace, with twists and turns that are so mind-blowing and very thoughtful, the background of French during the revolution is so vibrant and  magnificent! We get to see and some past moments of Camille that I loved so much, the dynamic relationship between her and Lazare is so unique and very interesting! The shocking moments are in every page of every chapter, it just captivates your brain and it really dwells you into the fascinating details that Trelease has written in such a magically complexed way! . Camille is truly inspiring and a powerful heroine, her decisions are outstanding and so much more grown than in the first part, the Author has developed the characters very interestingly. The ending of the book I must say that it has torn my "brain", the details that Gita has crafted and the shocking twists appearing at those last pages are so overwhelming and astonishing, this duology is definitely my most favourite of all time, my heart is stuck with the characters and their staggering stories!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 4.5* Everything That Burns is one of those rare (and awesome!) books that is better than its predecessor. While I quite enjoyed Enchantée (which is apparently now titled  All That Glitters , in case you want to grab that one), I found this sequel/finale to be more engaging and entertaining, and just a really solid follow up. There were so many elements that I really enjoyed that I am ju You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 4.5* Everything That Burns is one of those rare (and awesome!) books that is better than its predecessor. While I quite enjoyed Enchantée (which is apparently now titled  All That Glitters , in case you want to grab that one), I found this sequel/finale to be more engaging and entertaining, and just a really solid follow up. There were so many elements that I really enjoyed that I am just going to go ahead and tell you about them! ►The characters all worked very hard to reclaim (or in some cases, claim for the first time) their agency. Camille, the main character, is certainly at the forefront of this movement, but she helps empower plenty of others to do the same. I loved the message that these characters had control over their fates in some ways, even if certain aspects were out of their control. Very affirming, very positive. ►The relationships in the book felt very realistic and honest. Without giving much away, we see certain relationships progress in the first book. These include romantic, familial, and friendships, and they're all developed even further in this book. The best aspect is that the trajectories seemed so authentic to how relationships actually play out. There are ups and downs, good times and bad, and the author did not sugarcoat that sometimes things are hard. Sometimes people have wildly different opinions, and sometimes things cannot be mended. And sometimes, with a lot of work, they can. ►The stakes were higher than ever. Not only was the country on the verge of a revolution, but magicians were being persecuted for simply existing. As both a French citizen and a magician, Camille was doubly worried, obviously. I enjoyed the parallels and comparisons between the revolution and the war against magic immensely, it made for a quite perfect juxtaposition. I want to say more, but alas, I don't wish to spoil anything from either book. But if you liked the first book, I daresay you will love this one. Bottom Line: An exciting and compelling sequel to wrap up a great historical and magical duology.

  10. 5 out of 5

    hunter ⚜️ scott

    I just re-read Enchantée, and I bumped up my rating from a 3.5 to a 4. It’s a great book with a great premise, an interesting magic system, and I was really excited to see how Camille was doing in her new life in Everything That Burns. Unfortunately, this book just didn’t work for me. The story was messy, the characters and their dialogue felt off, and most of all, the writing was simply not as good as in Enchantée. I don’t know what it was, there just wasn’t the same magic about it. It didn’t f I just re-read Enchantée, and I bumped up my rating from a 3.5 to a 4. It’s a great book with a great premise, an interesting magic system, and I was really excited to see how Camille was doing in her new life in Everything That Burns. Unfortunately, this book just didn’t work for me. The story was messy, the characters and their dialogue felt off, and most of all, the writing was simply not as good as in Enchantée. I don’t know what it was, there just wasn’t the same magic about it. It didn’t flow as nicely. It didn’t create the same atmosphere as in Enchantée, there wasn’t the same passion about the story. I just wasn’t feeling it. There were few moments that I really enjoyed, but mostly, I was just really disappointed. This story really didn’t need to be told. I think Enchantée would have been much better as a standalone. Now, instead of being a great standalone, it’s unfortunately just a mediocre duology. We didn’t gain anything of importance from Everything That Burns. I really like the idea of the Lost Girls and the way Camille helps them tell their story, but I think it’s such an interesting concept that it would have been better as a standalone, perhaps with a different MC than Camille, so we could focus more on the girls and their stories instead of on balloons, relationship drama and magic. I could really see the potential in a story like that. Also I don’t like when authors use real, historical people in fictional books. I just think it’s in kinda poor taste, and honestly, unnecessary. There are definitely ways to work around it. In Everything That Burns there’s a really good historical note at the end though, and that’s something I very much appreciate and respect. ----- honestly i'm super bummed that the author/publisher decided to change the titles of these two books. the new titles are so unoriginal and just don't give off the same vibe. what a shame.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Samantha Hastings

    A sumptuous and thrilling conclusion to Camille’s story set during the French Revolution. Camille and her sister Sophie now have a home and money; but many other lost girls are less fortunate. Camille helps a flower girl escape the untrue accusations of a nobleman and meets a group of girls that are about to be evicted. She writes their stories to get them support. Meanwhile, both the king and the revolutionaries are calling for the deaths of magicians like her. Revolutionary Paris becomes even A sumptuous and thrilling conclusion to Camille’s story set during the French Revolution. Camille and her sister Sophie now have a home and money; but many other lost girls are less fortunate. Camille helps a flower girl escape the untrue accusations of a nobleman and meets a group of girls that are about to be evicted. She writes their stories to get them support. Meanwhile, both the king and the revolutionaries are calling for the deaths of magicians like her. Revolutionary Paris becomes even more dangerous and Camille has not told Lazare that she is performing magic again. Lazare continues to be a dynamic and layered love interest (who flies hot air balloons). The romance grows with their relationship. Camille finally accepts who she is and is willing to pay the ultimate price for her beliefs. Author Gita Trelease does a beautiful job of showing how revolutions can begin with hope and ideals, but then end in violence and destruction. She also includes several facts at the end of the book about the French Revolution. A bloody and beautiful, murderous and magical, romantic and revolutionary book.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Aarushi

    I don't really know what to rate this book, because I have conflicting feelings on it. First off, I read Enchantée (known as All That Glitters now, but I personally prefer the titles Enchantée and Liberté *what this book was supposed to be called initially*) way back. I think in September of 2019 or around that time, and I probably should've reread All That Glitters before I read Everything that Burns, because I was a little confused with the characters and world and needed to remember everything I don't really know what to rate this book, because I have conflicting feelings on it. First off, I read Enchantée (known as All That Glitters now, but I personally prefer the titles Enchantée and Liberté *what this book was supposed to be called initially*) way back. I think in September of 2019 or around that time, and I probably should've reread All That Glitters before I read Everything that Burns, because I was a little confused with the characters and world and needed to remember everything :) (for context I have read over 100 books since then so it's a bit all over the place) All That Glitters made it onto my all-time favorites list because I was OBSESSED with the book when I read it. I couldn't stop thinking about it, and I just wanted to read it over and over again. Needless to say, I was in love with everything about the book. I should probably say that I wasn't expecting a lot of Everything That Burns mainly because of how I didn't remember a lot from All That Glitters, mostly just that it was so amazing and was one of my all-time favorite books. The world-building and world definitely stayed true to the first book, and I greatly enjoyed it in both books. I loved coming back to the world. The backdrop, set during the French Revolution in Paris, is a perfect background and prelude to the magic system. It's so magical to read about the French Revolution, and Trelease did an amazing job of keeping it very historical fantasy and an accurate portrayal of the french revolution. I really like the magic a lot as well. While the magic system isn't something I've never read before or completely unique, I love the concept of magic being sorrow and the two sides of the coin to magic, as well as magic's consequences and effects on everyone and the city. Camille's journey mainly focuses on her coming to terms with her magic, and it was done very well. Also, I would say that I loved Camille as a protagonist. She was realistic and interesting to read about. But I did have some things about the other characters. Mainly, I felt like they were underdeveloped, and sometimes one sided. Chandon was one of the few characters who I found developed and interesting, and Blaise as well, but I wish the other characters were as well done as them. Especially Lazare, Rosier, and Sophie, among others. I wish Lazare was more of his own character and less of Camille's love interest. Don't get me wrong, I loved their romance, but it felt like there was nothing to him other than being Camille's lover and his relationship with his family. I wanted more Lazare the scientist rather than Lazare the sappy lover. But Lazare and Camille were totally my OTP ship in the last book even a year and half ago, and they still were. I just wish they weren't so sappy. Maybe it's just a me thing, because the only time I like a romance is if it hasn't been talked about so much I start to despise the ship and the characters themselves (cough cough Feysand cough cough). Anyways, I still love Lazare and Camille together and individually, though. Sophie and Rosier... same thing with them. I wished Sophie was more than Camille's sister, and Rosier more than (-SPOILERS-) Sophie's love interest. The plot was absolutely amazing in the last book, and I still enjoyed it in this book. Is the plot of Everything That Burns the best plot I've ever read? No, but it was enjoyable and made the book fun to read. Trelease's writing is beautiful, though, and made the book even better with it's descriptions and lyrical writing. Thankfully, it wasn't too flowery or long-stretching, and the duology overall is a fast paced historical fantasy, really good for a weekend of reading and a beautiful world you can disappear into. Overall, I wasn't expecting much of this sequel but I still enjoyed it very much. Everything That Burns and All That Glitters are worlds apart, but it's amazing how they are connected and fit together so well. I genuinely enjoy both books very much. Since both are so different, I don't think I would be able to pick a favorite. I'm an easy to please girl, and I think I can overlook Everything That Burns' flaws purely because I had such a good time reading them. HIGHLY underrated book series! No one talks about, and I think it should definitely get more hype overall as a duology. I recommend to all and everyone. 4 stars! Also, I forgot to mention that, but I did feel like everything wrapped up nicely in All That Glitters, the first book, and if the author would have left this a standalone I still would have liked it. I don't mind that she turned it into a duology, though, so I'm a bit on both sides of the fence about that topic.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Allen

    I was drawn into All that Glitters, book 1 in the Enchantée series, by the dark magic and the glitter of the court of Versailles. I was drawn back for the sequel by Camille, her tough determination to save herself and her sister against all odds. The mood of Everything that Burns couldn’t be more different from All that Glitters. It’s only weeks since we left Camille, but revolutionary fervor has pamphlets being spread throughout the city and ideas being debated in the papers, in bookstores, and I was drawn into All that Glitters, book 1 in the Enchantée series, by the dark magic and the glitter of the court of Versailles. I was drawn back for the sequel by Camille, her tough determination to save herself and her sister against all odds. The mood of Everything that Burns couldn’t be more different from All that Glitters. It’s only weeks since we left Camille, but revolutionary fervor has pamphlets being spread throughout the city and ideas being debated in the papers, in bookstores, and on the street. The people of Paris seek to find a culprit behind the rising price of bread and their own poverty, and when they think they’ve found them, they rise up to take justice into their own hands. Where All That Glitters was about the sparkle and magic of court, Everything That Burns has a more serious message. Themes of income inequality, fake news, and crowd violence spurred by political leaders connect 18th century France and the state of the U.S. today. I loved the stories of the Lost Girls, Camille’s new, dark, magic and her blooming romance with Lazare. Everything That Burns will appeal to fans of dark young adult fantasy, as well as those frustrated with 2020 and looking for a cathartic end to it. Highly recommended. At TheWingedPen.com we have dozens of reviews of middle-grade, young-adult and #ownvoice books. Check out our reviews at: thewingedpen.com/category/books/ or just click on Book Recommendations on our home page where you can search by category!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Bookish Selkie

    Everything That Burns returns to revolution in France, where Camille and Lazare are living through the aftermath of the fall of the Bastille. While Camille promises that she’s done with magic, she is tempted to use it for good when she meets a group of young girls fighting to keep their home. Surely just one pamphlet telling their stories couldn’t hurt? Public desire for the persecution of magicians begins to spark and Camille is forced to examine her beliefs about the nature of magic. When Laza Everything That Burns returns to revolution in France, where Camille and Lazare are living through the aftermath of the fall of the Bastille. While Camille promises that she’s done with magic, she is tempted to use it for good when she meets a group of young girls fighting to keep their home. Surely just one pamphlet telling their stories couldn’t hurt? Public desire for the persecution of magicians begins to spark and Camille is forced to examine her beliefs about the nature of magic. When Lazare is compelled to use his balloons for military purposes, Camille must fight to protect her family and magician friends before they are vilified as traitors to the revolution. Glittering with gorgeous descriptions and sensory details, I couldn’t put this book down! Everything That Burns is a well-paced and enthralling tale that effortlessly combines historical details about the French Revolution and fictional attitudes toward magicians. The magic system is unique and Camille’s journey to understand more about it was fascinating. I felt deeply attached to the characters and their perilous journey through the streets of Paris, especially Camille and Lazare. One of my favorite aspects of Trelease’s writing is the carefully woven sentences that set the scene, so you feel as if you’re in Paris. Camille’s fearless efforts to protect herself and her chosen family make it impossible to look away. I really enjoyed All That Glitters (previously Enchantée), but Everything That Burns has completely captured my heart. This was a stunning conclusion to Camille’s story and I can’t wait to see what Gita Trelease writes next! Everything That Burns releases on February 2, 2021. Thank you so much to Gita Trelease, Flatiron Books, and Netgalley for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  15. 5 out of 5

    BarricadeBoiz

    Everything That Burns by Gita Trelease is the sequel to All That Glitters (previous published under the title of Enchantee) is about a young woman with magic who is printing pamphlets for freedom in Paris during the beginning of the French Revolution but begins to question if the cause is truly oriented towards good and not towards mob mentality. This book focuses on the nuance of the French Revolution and the people involved in it. I overall really enjoyed this book especially since one of my a Everything That Burns by Gita Trelease is the sequel to All That Glitters (previous published under the title of Enchantee) is about a young woman with magic who is printing pamphlets for freedom in Paris during the beginning of the French Revolution but begins to question if the cause is truly oriented towards good and not towards mob mentality. This book focuses on the nuance of the French Revolution and the people involved in it. I overall really enjoyed this book especially since one of my all-time favorite books, Les Misérables, is set a few decades later in post-revolution France, when the Revolution had not created equality for most. The writing was beautiful. It was not too flowery but it did convey what the author wanted to say in a very poetic way. Throughout the book, pamphlets that the main character writes for freedom are displayed and are very well written. The characters were also well-developed and the reader was able to see their motivations. The female characters were powerful but without being insufferable or acting like they’re not “like every girl.” My favorite part of this book is the nuance of the French revolution. While at many points the Revolution is portrayed a good thing, with its intention being equality for all regardless of class, there were also part like when the main character sees a body of a boy who had been killed by the mob, that we also see the depravity of man. And the book brings to light how some people acted as supporters for the movement as it was in fashion and didn’t actually work for it. And finally, parts of the movement are shown to not include certain peoples of the society like magicians, and more seriously, people of color. These themes were important and prominent then, but are also just as important and prominent in these past few years in the world. While I did enjoy this book, I have a few critiques. In the middle of the book, the main character and her love interest experience conflict. And while conflict can often be found in relationships and can be used for character development, it just felt unnecessary. The ending also felt rushed but was satisfying so I didn’t mind as much. I liked this book more than the first book, as it delved deeper into what does freedom cost, the depravity of man, and who is really included and who is ignored in the push for equality. I would recommend this book to lovers of historical fiction, especially the French Revolution, and those who love magic plotlines or deeper themes. 4.9 stars out of 5 stars. Ok so I was wrong about the gender bent Enjolras cuz she kinda turned out to be a scumbag, but there was one scene where it was like Enjolras, especially the imagery (if you read or seen the movie or musical of Les Mis then you know)

  16. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Hagerty

    I was given this NetGalley copy from a goodreads giveaway. In return for my honest thoughts and my review. This is second book in the Enchantee Duology. I must say that I wasn’t disappointed at all, i cant wait for this book to come out tomorrow February 2, 2021 and I get a finished copy. The author does amazing job with this world and with the characters. Camille is still my favorite character. Again magic and historical fiction both my favorite to read and this book has both just like the firs I was given this NetGalley copy from a goodreads giveaway. In return for my honest thoughts and my review. This is second book in the Enchantee Duology. I must say that I wasn’t disappointed at all, i cant wait for this book to come out tomorrow February 2, 2021 and I get a finished copy. The author does amazing job with this world and with the characters. Camille is still my favorite character. Again magic and historical fiction both my favorite to read and this book has both just like the first book. I am sad that this is only a duology. But can’t wait for whatever the author comes out with next. I highly recommend this book and book one. I will give a little about this book. But because this continues where book one leaves off I will not give to much away. Definitely wont be disappointed when reading this book. About Book: Camille is living a better life with her sister Sophie now that they have a beautiful place to live, Camille has promised her sister and Lazare that she will not use magic again. But when Camille is asked to help some girls out and tell their stories . She cant help when she writing magic comes out. Camille definitely cant’t be using magic now that king will king or throw you in prison for using magic. Highly recommend this book.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Lovely Loveday

    Everything That Burns is the second book in the Enchantée series by Gita Trelease. A young adult fantasy full of magic and a hint of romance that is sure to keep you turning the pages. Camille is truly inspiring and a powerful heroine. Her decisions are outstanding and so much more grown than in the first part. The author has developed the characters very interestingly. I was pulled in from the beginning and could not put this one down. I had to know what happened next. 

  18. 4 out of 5

    Colby

    First of all, thank you so much to the publisher and Net Galley for an e-ARC of Everything that Burns in exchange for an honest review! Everything that Burns picks up some time after Everything that Glitters (originally Enchantée). Camille lives with her sister in the mansion and money left to her after her husband's death. But revolution is coming, and when Camille thinks she and magic are done, she begins printing the stories of the girls who are about to lose their home, and it's not just the First of all, thank you so much to the publisher and Net Galley for an e-ARC of Everything that Burns in exchange for an honest review! Everything that Burns picks up some time after Everything that Glitters (originally Enchantée). Camille lives with her sister in the mansion and money left to her after her husband's death. But revolution is coming, and when Camille thinks she and magic are done, she begins printing the stories of the girls who are about to lose their home, and it's not just the words that are magic. I will say the pacing of this compared to book 1 is very different, as well as the style of writing. Though I found some of it to be boring at time, I overall enjoyed the story and the magic. Didn't enjoy it quite as much as book 1, but still enjoyable!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Becca

    I was super excited for the sequel to Enchantée by Gita Trelease and I felt like this follow up was as strong as the first book. The book has a more feminist focus than the debut, re-uniting us with Camille, Sophie and Lazare whilst also introducing new characters in The Lost Girls. In a world where France has ordered all magicians to be killed, Camille must do what she can to survive. After the events of book one, Camille and Sophie are living in Seguin’s mansion, no longer struggling to find fo I was super excited for the sequel to Enchantée by Gita Trelease and I felt like this follow up was as strong as the first book. The book has a more feminist focus than the debut, re-uniting us with Camille, Sophie and Lazare whilst also introducing new characters in The Lost Girls. In a world where France has ordered all magicians to be killed, Camille must do what she can to survive. After the events of book one, Camille and Sophie are living in Seguin’s mansion, no longer struggling to find food and pay rent. Sophie is still making hats that are in demand across the aristocrats, and Camille finally has her printing press. One day, Camille saves a flower seller, Giselle, from a man who wishes to hurt her. After this, she is introduced to The Lost Girls. I really enjoyed the introduction of The Lost Girls and the stories that Camille prints about them. Their story made for a good plotline in addition to the magician hunting too. I wish The Lost Girls had a larger role to play in the story! Gita writes so beautifully – I loved the continuation of the romance between Camille and Lazare. The other side characters also return such as Chandan and Blaise. There are some really heartbreaking moments in the story, amplified by Camille’s strong emotions. Overall, this was a solid finale to this duology (at least I think it’s a duology, it wrapped up very neatly). I enjoyed the ending a lot, and can’t wait to see what else Gita writes in the future.

  20. 4 out of 5

    DTBooks

    Trelease does it again with this magical beauty. I found myself wholly sucked into this world with Camille and her family and friends. My heart was ripped in shreds as I followed this painfully magic story full of power, revolution, and a reminder that sometimes it’s not enough to be silent and safe, but sometimes you need to fight for what’s right and embrace every aspect of who you are. Wonderfully done and a series I highly recommend to everybody.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Amber

    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley and Flatiron Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Everything That Burns is exactly what I want in a sequel. When we left Camille in All That Glitters, it felt as though she had finally be relieved of a great burden. There was a sense of freedom and of hope… but as we enter this new book and whispers of the revolution dance along the streets of Paris… things, somehow, Disclaimer: I received this book for free from NetGalley and Flatiron Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Everything That Burns is exactly what I want in a sequel. When we left Camille in All That Glitters, it felt as though she had finally be relieved of a great burden. There was a sense of freedom and of hope… but as we enter this new book and whispers of the revolution dance along the streets of Paris… things, somehow, feel less safe. Less certain. Gita Trelease has dared to view the French Revolution not from the perspective of the common folk as is commonly done in pop culture (Les Miserables) but rather from the perspective of those who are attacked as the oppressors. I thought this was such an interesting perspective, especially in these days when we are called upon to fight against hate and for equality. The conversation here about attacking humans vs. attacking a system was fascinating and made me pause. Because it’s a difficult conversation, right? We don’t want to go into the French Revolution or any movement talking about taking corrective action and protect the oppressors. But I think the conversation about people vs. policy was a very good one to consider, and I appreciated the way Trelease ultimately handled the character’s reaction. There were moments where I was nervous, but it paid out in the end. After all, we want to be productive and create reform, not just count bodies as retribution… right? This could be a whole political conversation, and it’s certainly something worth talking about, but for the sake of this review, I want to get back to the content and structure of Everything That Burns as a book. The characters continued to grow and develop despite the urgency of the plot threatening to slip away. When you are in a period of history as important and renown as the French Revolution, it’s easy to slip into the streets and away from the characters. Although there were major events going on in the world around them, we were also able to somewhat stay within the sphere of Camille, Sophie, Rosier, and Lazarre’s little world. The balance struck just right to keep me invested in characters as well as the greater world. Everything That Burns is a very different book from All That Glitters. The world is bigger, the pace is quicker, and there are moralizes at stake. Although la magie still plays an important part in the story, it is less present in this novel. Instead, we see the work of hands and minds and imaginations rather than supernatural forces, and I think that perfectly matches the feel of the times. There were moments that took me by surprise, and I absolutely could not put the book down after the 50% mark. In fact, the last 30% tore my heart out of my chest and cast it off a cliff, with twists and turns and worries and all that glorious stuff that makes us love and hate books with equal passionate fervor. At the end of the day, this duology is a must-read. It’s fresh in the YA genre, it’s relevant to modern discussions, and has a cast of characters who are easy to love. I think if she wanted, Gita release could continue this story further (though the end was lovely) and I would read more of Camille’s adventures. I’m certainly looking forward to anything else Gita Trelease may have in store, whatever it may be.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Gretal

    Can't quite put my finger on what it is about this duology that makes me really love it, but this was great :) Can't quite put my finger on what it is about this duology that makes me really love it, but this was great :)

  23. 5 out of 5

    CR

    This was a great story with layers of romance and a wonderful story. Fight for the revolution and join your side as you go on an adventure of a lifetime! I am so glad that looks like we have another story on the way. I need more!! I loved how this one turned out and can not wait to see where this story leads.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Brooke Lorren

    So good! The best book I read this year!

  25. 5 out of 5

    J.S.

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy of this story and I was thrilled to be back in Camille's world for another magical adventure. This one deepens the themes of Book 1 and seeing a more mature Camille playing an even higher stakes game than she did in the first book made it a compulsive read. I was lucky enough to read an early copy of this story and I was thrilled to be back in Camille's world for another magical adventure. This one deepens the themes of Book 1 and seeing a more mature Camille playing an even higher stakes game than she did in the first book made it a compulsive read.

  26. 4 out of 5

    michelle xie ✧

    just realized that we got a cover already!! can't wait!! just realized that we got a cover already!! can't wait!!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Von

    I didn’t know if the next book’s cover could rival the first book’s ...I was wrong! BOTH ARE BEAUTIFUL ❤️

  28. 4 out of 5

    Olivia

    EVERYTHING THAT BURNS is an enchanting YA historical fantasy. Camille now has the things she thought she wanted - a grand house, safety for her and her sister, and a printing press to print her father's revolutionary ideas. However, she seems to be unable to sell his pamphlets, and she is watching Paris go up in flames. The Revolution is taking hold, but it is leaving key people behind. One such group is that of young girls in a home together that is going to be destroyed because it is unsightly EVERYTHING THAT BURNS is an enchanting YA historical fantasy. Camille now has the things she thought she wanted - a grand house, safety for her and her sister, and a printing press to print her father's revolutionary ideas. However, she seems to be unable to sell his pamphlets, and she is watching Paris go up in flames. The Revolution is taking hold, but it is leaving key people behind. One such group is that of young girls in a home together that is going to be destroyed because it is unsightly. However, it is all they have. When Camille decides to help them by telling their stories, her passion for the project cannot help the infusion of magic she accidentally gives. When they capture people's attention across Paris, people begin to look at the changes a bit more closely. However, at the same time, the King's lies about magicians are spreading like wildfire, and magicians have become the enemy of the crown and the Revolution. They are lynched and murdered whenever found, and their trials are a farce - anyone can be accused of practicing magic with little evidence. Camille and her friends who are born with magic, a defining feature like eye color, are afraid of the fervor that is taking hold. Even if she tries her hardest not to practice magic, Camille still feels at odds with the principles of the Revolution and the persecution and deaths that it seems to bulldoze past. What I loved: A major theme of the book is about the cost of progress and which ends will justify what means. I found this an intriguing discussion, particularly after a march in which Camille sees the hope - and the unfortunate losses that are created along the way. Her pain, anguish, and internal conflict show throughout this and other passages, as she sees the Revolution with good ideas but also so much hatred for those who are different (in this case, mainly magicians). Freedom is a lofty goal, but for whose freedom people choose to fight is not always inclusive. This is a theme that can resonate throughout history. Other themes in the book were equally as thought-provoking around racism in the military with Lazare, the power of art with Rosier and Sophie, and the power of parental approval that can be so hard to achieve. There come some powerful self-defining moments when characters must decide who they are and who they want to be, away from expectations, parents, and society. With the girls, there is also a theme about poverty and the powerlessness that one can have in arriving in such a situation. We also see how they can be misused by people in society and how dangerous these interactions could be, because the person who the authorities and communities will listen to is not always the person holding the truth. The writing really sweeps the reader away in its lyrical nature. The flow is really perfect, and this was a book that was easy to get lost in. I was enchanted by Camille, her sister Sophie, and those around them. The romance really took a backseat, though we do see some of it with Camille and Lazare, but it was a nice addition - I did not feel that the story needed more, and I liked what was there. What left me wanting more: As a small point, I did want a bit more resolution in terms of the Revolution and the themes around the morality struggles therein. We do get resolution on the other plots though, and generally, we can also see where the Revolution would go. Final verdict: Enchanting, lyrical, and fierce, EVERYTHING THAT BURNS is a captivating YA historical fantasy with thought-provoking themes. I would definitely recommend considering this one for a book club read. Highly recommend for fans of THE GILDED WOLVES, THE BEAUTIFUL, and A GOLDEN FURY. Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Mia

    Liberté follows the events of Enchantée, in which the Revolution in France is just beginning. Camille now lives in the Hôtel de Seguin with Sophie, and the reader follows her printing pamphlets to support the beliefs her father instilled in her, while also developing her own beliefs. Trelease interweaves pamphlets throughout the novel, illustrating both Camille's work and the views of society around her. This clever use of form truly drew me into the world, without the need for words or descript Liberté follows the events of Enchantée, in which the Revolution in France is just beginning. Camille now lives in the Hôtel de Seguin with Sophie, and the reader follows her printing pamphlets to support the beliefs her father instilled in her, while also developing her own beliefs. Trelease interweaves pamphlets throughout the novel, illustrating both Camille's work and the views of society around her. This clever use of form truly drew me into the world, without the need for words or descriptions. Along with the writing style, I also really enjoyed getting a glimpse into Camille's past, that she herself barely recollected. This was powerful, and added an extra depth to both her character and the events of the previous book. Camille's dynamic with Lazare was also exceptional, Trelease highlighting not only the highs, but also the struggles - and the inevitable unity in a relationship. The ending was particularly prevalent to this, and written beautifully. 'V I V E L A R É V O L U T I O N Angry tears scorched in the corners of her eyes. Picking up a tiny piece of type, she held it up to the light. It was a question mark.' An important theme drawn in the book is morality; Trelease forces the reader to question the distinction between right and wrong, and what is truly considered 'revolutionary'. Do the means truly justify the end? (This brings me to some content warnings for younger readers: being set in a revolution, the book does include dead bodies in a variety of forms, and also a scene with an insinuation of going beyond kissing. While it wasn't explicit, and is down to personal preference, I didn't personally feel it was needed. The magic as a whole was also much darker than the previous book portrayed it - though this was not necessarily bad, it is something to be aware of). The end of Liberté was very fast paced, which made for an intriguing end to the duology. From the moment the villain was apparent, the tension and betrayal only escalated, with twists and turns throughout. Surprisingly, there were several events that I found shocked me, which I also really enjoyed reading. While I enjoyed the book, I felt there was a lack of fluidity from the previous book. Though it largely included the same characters and setting, there was little mention of la glamoire, Alain, Lazare's parents or other aspects that could have been built upon more. Liberté was entertaining, but I felt it was less plot-driven than the previous instalment in many ways - though again, this may be personal preference. As a whole, Liberté was a magically diverting; an interesting, though fictitious, portrayal of the French Revolution. Though there were aspects that weren't my favourite, I still enjoyed it, particularly when coupled with the previous book. I'd certainly encourage people to read this after Enchantée, to create a fuller picture of the characters, the world-building and magic system. "Be brave of heart, mon petit oiseau," Chandon murmured as he wrapped an arm around her shaking shoulders. "The game is not yet over."

  30. 4 out of 5

    Lauren Don’tGoBrekkerMyHeart

    This sequel was confusing for me. Maybe it's because Enchantée was marketed so heavily as a French Revolution story, but this was not the sequel I was expecting. Enchantée let me down a bit because I assumed we'd experience some of the bloody moments during the French Revolution, and then when I read it, I realized the book served more as an introduction to the guillotine instead of in the midst of it. Though in Enchantée, I adored the writing, trips to Versailles, and the characters, specifical This sequel was confusing for me. Maybe it's because Enchantée was marketed so heavily as a French Revolution story, but this was not the sequel I was expecting. Enchantée let me down a bit because I assumed we'd experience some of the bloody moments during the French Revolution, and then when I read it, I realized the book served more as an introduction to the guillotine instead of in the midst of it. Though in Enchantée, I adored the writing, trips to Versailles, and the characters, specifically the magicians and nobles at the parties. The level of magic and mysticism blew me away, and I'll forever cherish the debut for that reason. Now all of that previous enjoyment fell because this sequel is completely different from those parties. I lost that glamour and toil amongst the courtiers, and I could've handled that fine if the revolution took more of a forefront to the sequel than it ultimately did. The only real event that stuck out to me as *French Revolution* was the Women's March on Versailles, which Camille wasn't even truly there for most of it because she was up in the balloon. I felt as if I was constantly teased and never given the blood that I was promised. The significant death of one of Camille's friends was the only moment where I felt the brutality of the revolution because everything else was slow and scheming, yet at that point, I didn't even care for Camille's sadness because I just wanted the story to continue. It was a little too late to snag my attention wholly. The plot with Odette also seemed to come out of nowhere for me. Multiple new characters are introduced and have a heavy influence within the story, but it seemed odd that they didn't show up in the first book. It just was too much new information and too fast for me. Then, somehow, the story moved incredible slow until we get to the trial at the end. I didn't feel any action or excitement until those last 60ish pages where the tension cranked up. I know now that I shouldn't have left my expectations and excitement for the historical moments during the revolution drive me, but it's a bit too late for that. I can't help how I expected the story to be. I apologize for allowing that to consume me, but when one of the bloodiest revolutions is mentioned as the basis for a story, as a history nerd, I'm going to expect the guillotine x10. I'm sad that this review for one of my most anticipated sequels is so negative, but I will say the writing was just as spectacular as Enchantée. I love how Gita writes her stories! She makes me able to smell the scents as if I'm in the room with Camille, or her descriptions of the streets feel too lifelike to be true! It's amazing!! Her writing was the saving grace because even though I was bored most of the time, I could cherish her words themselves. Overall, the focus on Camille's pamphlets/ Odette and entourages hatred for magicians just did not do it for me. I wanted more than that.

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