The Glamourist (Vine Witch, #2)
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?

The Glamourist (Vine Witch, #2) Details

TitleThe Glamourist (Vine Witch, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 9th, 2020
PublisherBrilliance Audio
ISBN-139781799748205
Rating
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Witches, Historical, Historical Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction Fantasy

The Glamourist (Vine Witch, #2) Review

  • Erika Sarutobi
    January 1, 1970
    This book felt very different than the first one because it focuses a lot on finding the characters own identities. The book shifts to focus more on Yvette than Elena since she doesn't know anything about her magic/family so they go running around the city to find out the truth. Elena helps Yvette despite having her own dilemmas and giving Yvette up would solve her problems but obviously she refuses.I gotta say, I enjoyed this less than the first book because I'm not really a big fan of Yvette This book felt very different than the first one because it focuses a lot on finding the characters own identities. The book shifts to focus more on Yvette than Elena since she doesn't know anything about her magic/family so they go running around the city to find out the truth. Elena helps Yvette despite having her own dilemmas and giving Yvette up would solve her problems but obviously she refuses.I gotta say, I enjoyed this less than the first book because I'm not really a big fan of Yvette but she eased up on me during the whole book until in the end where she made one too many mistakes and got caught which frustrated me.Moreover, I found the pacing to be all over the place and that the book felt too long and repetitive since the characters were running back and forth in the same places. Every problem they encountered were solved very conveniently besides the mystery of the book. The ending and the whole reveal was definitely way better than the first book. The trick to how they caught the antagonist was clever and I didn't see it coming. I also enjoyed the introduction of the other witches and magical creatures in this book as well as the hidden laws and places of the witches.Overall, the book definitely went in a different path than the first book but I enjoyed the first one more. I still love the writing style especially the whole vibe it set in and how different it feels compared to the first book. I certainly didn't expect the book to take this direction so it felt more original plot-wise and less cliche.Thank you Netgalley for providing me with the digital copy for an honest review.
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  • Lukasz
    January 1, 1970
    I liked The Vine Witch. I may have turned a blind eye to its flaws because I was in the right mood for a slower, cozier read. Once its standalone sequel, The Glamourist, appeared on my NetGalley feed, I grabbed a copy and started reading.The book focuses on Yvette Lenoir, an orphaned, untrained witch, pursued for a murder she has committed as a young girl. She wants to discover her ancestry and learn magic. After confronting her adoptive mother, she receives a mysterious book that gets her into I liked The Vine Witch. I may have turned a blind eye to its flaws because I was in the right mood for a slower, cozier read. Once its standalone sequel, The Glamourist, appeared on my NetGalley feed, I grabbed a copy and started reading.The book focuses on Yvette Lenoir, an orphaned, untrained witch, pursued for a murder she has committed as a young girl. She wants to discover her ancestry and learn magic. After confronting her adoptive mother, she receives a mysterious book that gets her into trouble.Conveniently, Elena Boureanu, the Vine Witch, happens to visit Paris and becomes Yvette’s mentor. The story is fast-paced and enjoyable, but I found the plot predictable and lacking in suspense. Too much of everything relied on convenience, a happy coincidence, and unexplained magic.The Vine Witch series became quite popular, and it doesn’t surprise me. It’s well written, with the right amount of action, romance, and drama plus likable characters. Worth a read, especially if you’re looking for a lighter kind of story (but with darker moments).
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  • ℳacarena
    January 1, 1970
    More witches, Paris, painters, séances, goblins, a brilliant cat, and Fée. Also... (view spoiler)[Yvette is back! (hide spoiler)] The whole story is set in Paris. Elena was to report to the Ministry of Lineages and Licenses because she wants to register herself as a venefica along with her current status as a vine witch. The problem is that the Minister doesnt agree with her request, although he says he can make an exception. Elena could keep her vine witch status only if she reveals the More witches, Paris, painters, séances, goblins, a brilliant cat, and Fée. Also... (view spoiler)[Yvette is back! (hide spoiler)] The whole story is set in Paris. Elena was to report to the Ministry of Lineages and Licenses because she wants to register herself as a venefica along with her current status as a vine witch. The problem is that the Minister doesn’t agree with her request, although he says he can make an exception. Elena could keep her vine witch status only if she reveals the whereabouts of Yvette. I must confess I liked this one even more than the first one, because of the characters and the plot. There’s even more magick and mystery. Thank you 47North and NetGalley for providing me with this digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Mere
    January 1, 1970
    I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I feel that I am being generous with this three star rating -- it honestly is closer to two stars. I liked the first book in this series. It was a nice cozy read, and one that I enjoyed. I wasn't sure what to expect when I was going into this book. I had assumed it was going to be similar to the first book, and in some ways it was, but in other ways it was very different. I will admit that I zoned out part of the book. I got a I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I feel that I am being generous with this three star rating -- it honestly is closer to two stars. I liked the first book in this series. It was a nice cozy read, and one that I enjoyed. I wasn't sure what to expect when I was going into this book. I had assumed it was going to be similar to the first book, and in some ways it was, but in other ways it was very different. I will admit that I zoned out part of the book. I got a little bored with it; it wasn't holding my attention the further I read. I really tried, but even as I read I never felt as if I were missing anything. The plot was overall lackluster to me, and the characters were too. I wasn't invested in them in the least. In fact, the only one I was somewhat interested in was Elena. I liked her in the first book, and I liked her in this one. I thought the writing was nice, but the pacing left a lot to be desired. Overall, it was an okay book, but not one I loved. I think The Vine Witch would have done well as a standalone.
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  • Darian
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars'I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.' This is ultimately a story of self-discovery, for Elena and Yvette, with a magical undertone. I liked the setting of the book with small jibes to things I recognize, like the Eiffel Tower. The cat was a nice touch because I love animals. I enjoyed how Elena and Yvette's fates were intertwined and their separate journeys of self-discovery. The descriptions in this 3.5 stars'I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.' This is ultimately a story of self-discovery, for Elena and Yvette, with a magical undertone. I liked the setting of the book with small jibes to things I recognize, like the Eiffel Tower. The cat was a nice touch because I love animals. I enjoyed how Elena and Yvette's fates were intertwined and their separate journeys of self-discovery. The descriptions in this book were as beautiful and vivid as The Vine Witch. I felt like I was walking the streets, seeing and smelling the same things as each character.One thing I didn't love was the voice of the novel. Something about the way the point of views were written was off-putting. I also would have liked a better explanation of Yvette's magic and the things revolving her magic (spoilers).Overall, an enjoyable, light read.
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  • OjoAusana
    January 1, 1970
    *received a free copy from netgalley for honest review* I waited what felt like forever to read The Vine Witch so when I saw this was "read now" for me on netgalley I knew I had to get it!! I'll admit I wasn't sure where this book was going to go but I really loved the direction it did! I read this book pretty quickly because I just didn't want to put it down so I plan on rereading it in a few months but great book! great series!
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  • gwendalyn _books_
    January 1, 1970
    This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. The Glamourist(Vine Witch #2)by Luanne G. Smith ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Luanne G. Smith has done it once again in the, The Glamourist, book two in The Vine Witch Series. This book is next installment, and you wont be disappointed. A absolutely spellbinding historical fiction seeped in magical realism. A captivating storyline of self discovery This stunning This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. The Glamourist(Vine Witch #2)by Luanne G. Smith ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Luanne G. Smith has done it once again in the, The Glamourist, book two in The Vine Witch Series. This book is next installment, and you won’t be disappointed. A absolutely spellbinding historical fiction seeped in magical realism. A captivating storyline of self discovery This stunning storyline is follows Elena’s journey of being a vine witch and her new friend Yvette.Yvette Lenoir was abandoned as a small child on streets of Paris. Where survival has made her a fugitive, and price on her head. Seeking answers to past, the only thing that she has from her childhood is a Grimoire, a book of shadows. Yvette needs help deciphering the meaning of the Ancient Arcane riddles of the grimoire. Believing that the book is from her mother, and hoping to unlock the secrets of her past. The book might give her insight to her lineage and clues to unlocking her dormant powers. Elana and Yvette, With cunning thief, the proprietor of an enchanted shop. Let’s not forget a bewitching black cat, adds to this cast of amazing characters.This perfectly passed tale, and it’s incredible setting along with Smith’s seamless writing capabilities is not one you want to miss. Rich in atmospheric details, this lovely historical fiction is sprinkled with magical realism. A treasured favorite, that has right amount of romance.A lovely addition to anyone’s bookshelf I definitely recommend this engaging book, to my family and friends I will be updating my review closer to release
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  • Sarah Wayne
    January 1, 1970
    Sci-fi isn't my normal genre but I read the first book in this series and loved it so was interested to read this second story and I was pleased it was about a character I found interesting in the first one but this one just didn't hold my interest as much this time around. I wanted more action. Plus I didn't really want anymore follow up from the couple of the 1st book besides the basic info to know they're doing well. Thanks for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Bonnie
    January 1, 1970
    An enjoyable deep dive into the world of witches and magic so clearly established in The Vine Witch. This time we follow Yvette, whos searching Paris for the secrets of her heritage. When we finally uncover the truth, it comes as a great unexpected twist. Elegant writing and a host of loveable characters make this a satisfying follow up to Book 1. An enjoyable deep dive into the world of witches and magic so clearly established in The Vine Witch. This time we follow Yvette, who’s searching Paris for the secrets of her heritage. When we finally uncover the truth, it comes as a great unexpected twist. Elegant writing and a host of loveable characters make this a satisfying follow up to Book 1.
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  • Monica (books_over_everything)
    January 1, 1970
    **Disclaimer: I was given a free ARC of the below in exchange for an honest review from the author.**Title The GlamouristAuthor Luanne G. SmithRelease Date June 9, 2020Description from AmazonAbandoned 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 **Disclaimer: I was given a free ARC of the below in exchange for an honest review from the author.**Title The GlamouristAuthor Luanne G. SmithRelease Date June 9, 2020Description from AmazonAbandoned 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?Initial ThoughtsI absolutely adored The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith so when I found out there was a sequel in the works, I knew I needed to read it. Thank you again to the author, Luanne G. Smith, for generously sending me a copy (and beautiful matching bookmark).Some Things I LikedSide characters that fleshed out a larger magical world. The Vine Witch introduced us to a magic setting with the every day norms of witchcraft in Elena’s life. We met some lovely side characters who had some different magical abilities but they were not fully explored in the first book. I loved that this book expanded on their backstories and created an even richer cast of magical beings.Elena’s identity conflict that paralleled Yvette’s. I really enjoyed watching both characters discover new aspects of their parentage and magical abilities. Elena struggled to know if she was truly a Vine Witch, the vocation of her adopted family, or if she was a Poisons Witch, after her mother. Similarly, Yvette wasn’t sure what kind of affinity she had and I really loved reading how both women’s journeys unfolded.Elena’s MIL. Marion might be my new favorite. She was surprisingly eccentric and fun and I loved the scenes where Elena had to play the good future-daughter-in-law. Similarly, I loved the introduction of Alexandre Olmas. I hope we get to see more of him and Jean-Paul’s mother in future books.Series ValueThere is at least one more character that we haven’t heard much from in this series and I’d like to see her story play out. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love several more books about Elena and friends but I need at least a third book to feel like the characters from the first story all had their stories told.I can’t wait for the announcement that a third book is coming. As of now, it’s not confirmed anywhere that I could find (but hopefully, that will change soon)!Lastly, I believe this series has high re-read value. I can easily see myself re-reading both The Vine Witch and The Glamourist around September-October. These books feel very fall / Halloween-y without being spooky. Basically, they make me want to curl up with apple cider and read in a cozy sweater.Final ThoughtsI loved this story just as much as I loved The Vine Witch. It’s rare for me to love a sequel as much as I did the first in a series but that totally happened here. I really enjoyed the way the world was expanded upon and I loved the introduction of new characters as well as appearances from characters in the first book. I can’t wait to keep reading this series.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Recommendations for Further ReadingThe Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – ok, this is one of my favorite books of all time. I can easily say, if you liked The Vine Witch, you will enjoy The Night Circus. Both stories have such rich world building and are perfect fall stories.A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness – if you liked the supernatural elements in this story, witches, demons, etc., give the All Souls trilogy a try.Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin – once again, if you liked the witches element, do yourself a favor and read this series by Shelby Mahurin. It’s seasonal, perfect, and has multiple POVs.
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  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    I love this series. This is the second book of the Vine witch series and it was just as good as the first one. Instead of taking place in the vineyard, Elena and John-Paul must go to the city to answer a summons concerning Elenas magic registration. Elenas bloodline indicates she is a venefica, a potion witch specializing in poison. If that is case, she can no longer be a Vine witch because people would be afraid they might be poisoned. The ministry said theyd reinstate her as a vine witch if I love this series. This is the second book of the Vine witch series and it was just as good as the first one. Instead of taking place in the vineyard, Elena and John-Paul must go to the city to answer a summons concerning Elena’s magic registration. Elena’s bloodline indicates she is a venefica, a potion witch specializing in poison. If that is case, she can no longer be a Vine witch because people would be afraid they might be poisoned. The ministry said they’d reinstate her as a vine witch if she’d find and turn in Yvette, the escaped witch with faulty magic who has accused of murder. Elena had been imprisoned with Yvette when she herself was falsely accused. The ministry was blackmailing her, pure and simple. Elena doesn’t know how to find her and doesn’t really want to turn her in anyway. Because she saved her life when they were in prison. Elena is in the city to meet her future mother-in-law. Elena runs into Yvette in the city and under the guise of having her portrait painted, she promises to teach Yvette how to use her magic. There is treachery, thievery and magic as they work together to unravel the secrets of Yvette’s life and try to fix her magic. They must decode a secret book in order to find the answers all the while the police and a band of thugs are at her heels. Everything about this story was good. The characters were realistic, the world building was believable and the magic was interesting and fun. I really enjoyed this story and am glad to have found this author. I will read any books she writes. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Dayanara Ryelle
    January 1, 1970
    Pre-reading: Almost done with Vine Witch (Kindle said I'm at 92%) and was SO happy to see that this was available for an immediate read on NetGalley. I'm glad I don't have to immediately leave Elena and Yvette behind!-----I don't like it when the premise of the book is given away in the title. Obviously, since I'm only at chapter 14, I can't be completely certain that's the case. But I'm fairly certain that--like Conversion--it is. (view spoiler)[What's the mysterious disease affecting the girls Pre-reading: Almost done with Vine Witch (Kindle said I'm at 92%) and was SO happy to see that this was available for an immediate read on NetGalley. I'm glad I don't have to immediately leave Elena and Yvette behind!-----I don't like it when the premise of the book is given away in the title. Obviously, since I'm only at chapter 14, I can't be completely certain that's the case. But I'm fairly certain that--like Conversion--it is. (view spoiler)[What's the mysterious disease affecting the girls in that book? Conversion disorder. The author literally spelled it out on the cover! (hide spoiler)] What's the point of writing a book if you're going to spell out the twist before a potential reader even gets to the first page?(view spoiler)[And binding Yvette's magic? With her parents (possibly) mysteriously dead? That's already been done--it's called A Discovery of Witches (and series). I'm not saying no one can write a book about a bound witch ever again; but people are going to think of Deborah Harkness's work whenever they read something like that, not yours. (hide spoiler)]Pretty good otherwise. Better call it ⭐⭐⭐½.-----At the end: Okay, the main twist was sort of vaguely spoiled in the title, but not as much as I'd thought.Decent book. I noticed it says "Vine Witch series", so I assume there's a third book coming in 2021 or so? If I had to guess, I'd say we'll see Sidra's story next. Should be interesting. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    I love this series. This is the second book of the Vine witch series and it was just as good as the first one. Instead of taking place in the vineyard, Elena and John-Paul must go to the city to answer a summons concerning Elenas magic registration. Elenas bloodline indicates she is a venefica, a potion witch specializing in poison. If that is case, she can no longer be a Vine witch because people would be afraid they might be poisoned. The ministry said theyd reinstate her as a vine witch if I love this series. This is the second book of the Vine witch series and it was just as good as the first one. Instead of taking place in the vineyard, Elena and John-Paul must go to the city to answer a summons concerning Elena’s magic registration. Elena’s bloodline indicates she is a venefica, a potion witch specializing in poison. If that is case, she can no longer be a Vine witch because people would be afraid they might be poisoned. The ministry said they’d reinstate her as a vine witch if she’d find and turn in Yvette, the escaped witch with faulty magic who has accused of murder. Elena had been imprisoned with Yvette when she herself was falsely accused. The ministry was blackmailing her, pure and simple. Elena doesn’t know how to find her and doesn’t really want to turn her in anyway. Because she saved her life when they were in prison. Elena is in the city to meet her future mother-in-law. Elena runs into Yvette in the city and under the guise of having her portrait painted, she promises to teach Yvette how to use her magic. There is treachery, thievery and magic as they work together to unravel the secrets of Yvette’s life and try to fix her magic. They must decode a secret book in order to find the answers all the while the police and a band of thugs are at her heels. Everything about this story was good. The characters were realistic, the world building was believable and the magic was interesting and fun. I really enjoyed this story and am glad to have found this author. I will read any books she writes. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Britta
    January 1, 1970
    ~I received an advanced digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.~Full review can be found here Having torn through The Vine Witch over the course of a rainy Saturday and been left with the itch for a bottle of nice red and a fat coil knit hygge blanket, I jumped at the chance to read Luanne G. Smiths second foray into her world of witches. The Glamourist succeeds as a sequel on two fronts:Firstly, The Glamourist hits all the same, satisfying notes as its predecessor; the women ~I received an advanced digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.~Full review can be found here Having torn through The Vine Witch over the course of a rainy Saturday and been left with the itch for a bottle of nice red and a fat coil knit hygge blanket, I jumped at the chance to read Luanne G. Smith’s second foray into her world of witches. The Glamourist succeeds as a sequel on two fronts:Firstly, The Glamourist hits all the same, satisfying notes as its predecessor; the women are strong, bold and interesting. The world is creatively re-tuned into an alternate turn-of-the-century France successfully navigating the space between the familiar (Montmartre! L’Opera Garnier! The Latin Quarter!) while pulling the curtain further back in the reveal that this is not our own Paris. The men support our leads with an endearing sense of bafflement at the magic they do not understand and for once we’ve have a potential mother-in-law with whom I, for one, would love to share a bottle of champagne.Secondly, The Glamourist can be read as a stand-alone novel within the greater world of The Vine Witch. While the core cast each appear in The Vine Witch, Smith deftly handles backstory and recaptures the plot of The Vine WItch without a) boring her reader or b) making it feel as if reading The Vine Witch is necessary for one to fully understand her created world.This is Yvette’s story, she merely deigns to share the pages with Elena and Jean-Paul as the gracious witchling she is.
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  • Ida Ottesen
    January 1, 1970
    Wanted for murder, and on the run from the police, a maybe-witch tries to find out about her past, helped out by witches, mortals and a cat!I loved the world building in this, it was believable and full of little details that I loved. There's an instance of what I like to call everyday-magic; instances where the sort of everyday-ness of magic is shown, and it becomes clear how these characters live and use magic, not in a flashy way, but just because it's there. It's one of my favourite things Wanted for murder, and on the run from the police, a maybe-witch tries to find out about her past, helped out by witches, mortals and a cat!I loved the world building in this, it was believable and full of little details that I loved. There's an instance of what I like to call everyday-magic; instances where the sort of everyday-ness of magic is shown, and it becomes clear how these characters live and use magic, not in a flashy way, but just because it's there. It's one of my favourite things to read about, because it makes the world I'm reading about feel real, but also because I love puzzling these things out for myself.In addition, there are some genuinely funny moments, that made me chuckle and I could clearly hear the different voices of the characters.I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found it easy to root for the characters. I also like how the plot was resolved, it was both clever and obvious (when I found out).At the end, it became a bit too fanciful for me, but I still really enjoyed the journey this book took me on.This is the second book in the Vine Witch series. I hadn't read the first one, but I had no problem jumping right into this book. It can easily be read as a stand-alone, but the characters, the plot and the writing makes me want to seek out the first book now.The book is out in June 2020!I was given an uncorrected proof by the publisher via netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Patty
    January 1, 1970
    I received an advanced copy of The Glamourist, after expressing my eager anticipation for its release. I thoroughly enjoyed The Vine Witch and The Glamourist was book two in the series. Although the same characters exist in both books, The Glamourist is a book that can stand alone and is not dependent on The Vine Witch. Exciting new characters were introduced and created new heroes and antagonists to further energize the story, which was a new story from the first book. What I love best about I received an advanced copy of The Glamourist, after expressing my eager anticipation for its release. I thoroughly enjoyed The Vine Witch and The Glamourist was book two in the series. Although the same characters exist in both books, The Glamourist is a book that can stand alone and is not dependent on The Vine Witch. Exciting new characters were introduced and created new heroes and antagonists to further energize the story, which was a new story from the first book. What I love best about both books, is the creative writing skills of the author which can pull you into a fairy tale scene and make you believe you're living it. The story centers around a young girl who appears to be lost and abandoned in a world where she doesn't quite fit in, until somebody believes in her and helps her in a path to self discovery...and oh, what a path that becomes!The Glamourist is fun and mysterious, especially when you make the correlation between the story and the title of the book itself. The thrilling ending keeps you glued until the last page.
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  • Julia
    January 1, 1970
    I really loved The Vine Witch and was so excited to be able to get an advanced copy of The Glamourist. When I read The Vine Witch I sped through it in one afternoon and was happy for things to end there. While I did end up enjoying The Glamourist, it was by no means as interesting to me as The Vine Witch. It took me a good 25-30% to get pulled into the book and at that point I was in and out of interest. It took me longer than normal to read which caused to be very annoyed very easily in I really loved The Vine Witch and was so excited to be able to get an advanced copy of The Glamourist. When I read The Vine Witch I sped through it in one afternoon and was happy for things to end there. While I did end up enjoying The Glamourist, it was by no means as interesting to me as The Vine Witch. It took me a good 25-30% to get pulled into the book and at that point I was in and out of interest. It took me longer than normal to read which caused to be very annoyed very easily in the flaws. Once you made it to the ending the story feels as if it hit max speed and rushed through with all these different pieces conveniently aiding. I find it difficult to describe without adding spoilers and I like spoiler free reviews.It overall was a cute continuation of the story in The Vine Witch but I am on the fence about whether I will actually be picking this up later on. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Reece
    January 1, 1970
    ARC from NetGalley3.75Yvette is a salty girl. She's seen some things, and they have shaped her. She was incarcerated for murder, escaped, and and is on the lam trying to track down her heart's wish and avoid the authorities through turn-of-the-century France. I did not read the first book in this series. It took me a little while to get into this one, but not too long. This was a vivid read. The magic was interesting. The characters were unique and well-done. There wasn't anyone I hated. No ARC from NetGalley3.75Yvette is a salty girl. She's seen some things, and they have shaped her. She was incarcerated for murder, escaped, and and is on the lam trying to track down her heart's wish and avoid the authorities through turn-of-the-century France. I did not read the first book in this series. It took me a little while to get into this one, but not too long. This was a vivid read. The magic was interesting. The characters were unique and well-done. There wasn't anyone I hated. No spots where I cringed. There was just a titch of romance. As someone who quite likes romance, I didn't miss it. I felt like this story stood on its own legs without it. It was still interesting and captivating without that little bit of extra motivation to keep turning the pages, which is, after all, what written romance is, at least for me.
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  • Melissa Anderson
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely adored The Vine Witch. Loved it. So when I had the opportunity to receive and arc of its sequel from the author, of course I took it. The Glamourist picks up a few months after the events of The Vine Witch. This time we find our characters not in the vineyards, but in Paris. This story is about Yvette. Suddenly trapped within the city limits by a stolen wish, Yvette needs to learn about her past to find herself and her magic and only then will she be free. By fate or design Elana is I absolutely adored The Vine Witch. Loved it. So when I had the opportunity to receive and arc of its sequel from the author, of course I took it. The Glamourist picks up a few months after the events of The Vine Witch. This time we find our characters not in the vineyards, but in Paris. This story is about Yvette. Suddenly trapped within the city limits by a stolen wish, Yvette needs to learn about her past to find herself and her magic and only then will she be free. By fate or design Elana is also in Paris, for very different reasons. She is drawn into Yvette's stolen wish and cannot ignore a friend in need. I loved the expansion into Yvette's character. This book is so different from The Vine Witch, but it is amazing. It could definitely be read as a standalone, but don't deny yourself the joy of its predecessor. I feel like Luanne definitely found her style in this book. The writing was enthralling and captivating. The story building was just fantastic. I feel like we saw an entirely new witchy world that we didn't see in Vine. I hope there will be more books set in this world. Maybe get a Sidra story?
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  • Francisca Pinto
    January 1, 1970
    I recieved this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.The Glamourist is the second part of The Vine Witch, a book that I thought is self-conclusive and now I am sure about that. Both books are very diferent in the same world and I think its not necesary a duology (if they dont have a third part)But in this second part I feel more happy and interesting about the story, we have the same characters from the first book and new characters which are supposed to be a contribution but in I recieved this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.The Glamourist is the second part of The Vine Witch, a book that I thought is self-conclusive and now I am sure about that. Both books are very diferent in the same world and I think it´s not necesary a duology (if they don´t have a third part)But in this second part I feel more happy and interesting about the story, we have the same characters from the first book and new characters which are supposed to be a contribution but in that part I am not very sure about some charaters, like the one (don´t remember de name, sorry) who is in love with Yvette.Yvette was a very interesting character and OMG she grew up a lot! Maybe she is one of the characters that I more interesting about her history and her secrets.I can´t say more because spoilers, but I am only want to say... I love fairies.
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  • Sarah Anderson-Pagal
    January 1, 1970
    I was gifted an ARC of The Glamourist by the author to review. Thank you !This is the second book in The Vine Witch series. I love the Vine Witch, it is on my favourite book list. So I was very excited to dive back into this worldThe Glamourist picks up where The Vine Witch left off. This time focusing on both Elena and Yvette. Their fates have been joined due to a stolen wish! While helping Yvette find out who she is Elena discovers more about herself. I love this book and devoured it. The I was gifted an ARC of The Glamourist by the author to review. Thank you !This is the second book in The Vine Witch series. I love the Vine Witch, it is on my favourite book list. So I was very excited to dive back into this worldThe Glamourist picks up where The Vine Witch left off. This time focusing on both Elena and Yvette. Their fates have been joined due to a stolen wish! While helping Yvette find out who she is Elena discovers more about herself. I love this book and devoured it. The writing captured me from the first page. The story sucks you in and you need to keep reading! Available June 2020!
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  • Cynthia Troncquo
    January 1, 1970
    I loved the first book, The Vine Witch. I was very happy seeing there would be a second book in the instalment.I felt it took awhile for the story to pick up, but it did turn interesting at the end.It was good to find Elena and Jean-Paul again and see more of Yvette and discovering her history. Being in the charming streets of old Paris was a real pleasure. There were multiple point of views, but it was clear in whos we were in each chapter.I was less into it as I was with The Vine Witch, for I loved the first book, The Vine Witch. I was very happy seeing there would be a second book in the instalment.I felt it took awhile for the story to pick up, but it did turn interesting at the end.It was good to find Elena and Jean-Paul again and see more of Yvette and discovering her history. Being in the charming streets of old Paris was a real pleasure. There were multiple point of views, but it was clear in who’s we were in each chapter.I was less into it as I was with The Vine Witch, for some reason. It was still really good, though, and I enjoyed reading The Glamourist.
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  • Patchwork'sBookLife
    January 1, 1970
    I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, The book focuses on Yvette an orphaned and untrained witch who doesn't know anything about her magic or her family so she's goes in pursuit of finding out the truth. Yvette starts her story in Paris after escaping from prison for murder. i didn't read the first book but i managed to follow along with the plot just fine. I loved reading this book and will probably reread it and purchase The Vine Witch.would i recommend this I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, The book focuses on Yvette an orphaned and untrained witch who doesn't know anything about her magic or her family so she's goes in pursuit of finding out the truth. Yvette starts her story in Paris after escaping from prison for murder. i didn't read the first book but i managed to follow along with the plot just fine. I loved reading this book and will probably reread it and purchase The Vine Witch.would i recommend this book? Of course!
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  • Francisca Pinto
    January 1, 1970
    I recieved this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.The Glamourist is the second part of The Vine Witch, a book that I thought is self-conclusive and now I am sure about that. Both books are very diferent in the same world and I think its not necesary a duology (if they dont have a third part)But in this second part I feel more happy and interesting about the story, we have the same characters from the first book and new characters which are supposed to be a contribution but in I recieved this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.The Glamourist is the second part of The Vine Witch, a book that I thought is self-conclusive and now I am sure about that. Both books are very diferent in the same world and I think it´s not necesary a duology (if they don´t have a third part)But in this second part I feel more happy and interesting about the story, we have the same characters from the first book and new characters which are supposed to be a contribution but in that part I am not very sure about some charaters, like the one (don´t remember de name, sorry) who is in love with Yvette.Yvette was a very interesting character and OMG she grew up a lot! Maybe she is one of the characters that I more interesting about her history and her secrets.I can´t say more because spoilers, but I am only want to say... I love fairies.
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  • Charity Solomon
    January 1, 1970
    First off I didn't even realize this was next book in the vine witch series. Oh I loved it. This one I would have thought would be more about Elena tinkering with her blood for poison, but I was happily surprised that we get to follow one of her old jail buddy, Yvette. When she accidentally steals a wish to find out who she and her mother truly is with the help of Elena and some old buddies of the two. I was definitely surprised by what she was. Like I shouldn't have been because Elena was First off I didn't even realize this was next book in the vine witch series. Oh I loved it. This one I would have thought would be more about Elena tinkering with her blood for poison, but I was happily surprised that we get to follow one of her old jail buddy, Yvette. When she accidentally steals a wish to find out who she and her mother truly is with the help of Elena and some old buddies of the two. I was definitely surprised by what she was. Like I shouldn't have been because Elena was turned into a frog and changed back by eating her skin shedding. ANYTHING is possible here.Again the cover is so gorgeous and I loved the story.
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  • Charity Solomon
    January 1, 1970
    First off I didn't even realize this was next book in the vine witch series. Oh I loved it. This one I would have thought would be more about Elena tinkering with her blood for poison, but I was happily surprised that we get to follow one of her old jail buddy, Yvette. When she accidentally steals a wish to find out who she and her mother truly is with the help of Elena and some old buddies of the two. I was definitely surprised by what she was. Like I shouldn't have been because Elena was First off I didn't even realize this was next book in the vine witch series. Oh I loved it. This one I would have thought would be more about Elena tinkering with her blood for poison, but I was happily surprised that we get to follow one of her old jail buddy, Yvette. When she accidentally steals a wish to find out who she and her mother truly is with the help of Elena and some old buddies of the two. I was definitely surprised by what she was. Like I shouldn't have been because Elena was turned into a frog and changed back by eating her skin shedding. ANYTHING is possible here.Again the cover is so gorgeous and I loved the story.
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  • Allison Mayes
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely loved The Vine Witch and I am equally impressed with the second installment The Glamourist. The author's writing style transports you right into Paris amidst the chaos, romance, and drama that is The Glamourist. After first meeting Yvette in The Vine Witch novel, she returns to discover who she truly is aided by the incredible Elena, who also happens to be sorting through her own struggles with identity. The mix of magic and mortals left me constantly on my toes.
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  • Hannah Piazza
    January 1, 1970
    Another great quick read, potentially not as captivating as The Vine Witch, but it is a fantastic read nonetheless. I'm not sure what was missing from The Glamourist, but it didn't strike the same chords with me like The Vine Witch did, saying that, and the reason I am still giving this 5 stars, is that if I had not read The Vine Witch first I would not have a bad thing to say about this book!
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  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    This was a lovely escape into the world of magic and witches. It felt much different than the Vine Witch, but showed character development and was interesting to delve into different aspects of this world. Thank you to Netgalley for the ARC!
  • Adrianna Lamm
    January 1, 1970
    The Glamourist, appeared on my NetGalley feed, I grabbed a copy and started reading. This is ultimately a story of self-discovery, for Elena and Yvette, with a magical undertone. I read this book pretty quickly because I just didn't want to put it down. Loved it.
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