Title: The Glamourist
Author: Luanne G. Smith
Series: The Vine Witch Series #2
Age: Young Adult
Publication Date: June 9, 2020
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A spellbinding novel of bloodlines, self-discovery, and redemption by the author of the Washington Post bestseller The Vine Witch.
Abandoned as a child in turn-of-the-century Paris, Yvette Lenoir has longed to uncover the secrets of her magical heritage and tap her suppressed powers. But what brave and resourceful Yvette has done to survive the streets has made her a fugitive. With a price on her head, she clings to a memento from her past—what she believes to be a grimoire inherited from the mother she never knew. To unlock the secrets of her past, Yvette trusts in one woman to help solve the arcane riddles among its charmed pages.
Elena Boureanu is the vine witch of Château Renard, noted for its renowned wines. Even as she struggles with her own bloodline—and its poisonous threat to her future—Elena can’t ignore a friend on the run. Joined by a cunning thief, the proprietor of an enchanted-curio shop, and a bewitching black cat, Elena and Yvette are determined to decode Yvette’s mysterious keepsake. But what restless magic will be unleashed? And what are Yvette and Elena willing to risk to become the witches they were destined to be?
These are a few songs that came to mind as I was reading this beauty of a book:
- Sadness and Sorrow by R A Y
- Black Swan by BTS
- Classic Studio Ghibli soundtracks as well
I know lots of anime style and KPop, but it just went with the book for some reason.
Having read both the first book, The Vine Witch, and its sequel back to back I was able to flow into the story. Now I will say the perspective does change from the first book as we now follow Yvette and get less of Elena. The writing was beautiful, the pacing was done with ease and the characters were unique. I wanted to go with a solid four-star rating for this book, but as a fantasy reader I was expecting a lot more to it, but it's a solid YA fantasy.
Yvette Lenoir is an orphan and an untrained witch. She is being pursued for a murder she committed as a young girl. We follow her and get an insight on her life and how she thinks. I think Yvette is still a bit crazy, but I enjoyed her in this story. Elena is still an awesome character, I love the way she helps Yvette.
The setting of Paris mixed in with witches, magical lessons and secrets revealed -- I was hooked. That ending left me wanting to know more so I'm excited for the third book to be released! Overall, I would recommend this to many.
About the Author
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