An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson ~ Review


An Enchantment of Ravens
Hardcover300 pages
Published September 26th 2017 
by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Source: ARC provided by the publisher
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis:

Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized among them. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes – a weakness that could cost him his life.

Furious and devastated, Rook spirits her away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt’s ghostly hounds, the tainted influence of the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love, violating the fair folks’ ruthless Good Law. There's only one way to save both their lives, Isobel must drink from the Green Well, whose water will transform her into a fair one—at the cost of her Craft, for immortality is as stagnant as it is timeless.

Isobel has a choice: she can sacrifice her art for a future, or arm herself with paint and canvas against the ancient power of the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.

Review:

Thank you Simon and Schuster for sending me a copy of An Enchantment of Ravens for review. This in no way affected my opinion.

This is definitely at the top of my list for reads this year. If you love Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series this is the book for you. The world building was fantastic. what most authors have to fit into a series to complete the world Margaret managed to fit into a standalone and I was blown away.

An Enchantment of Ravens is a beautiful story full of mystery and magic. I loved this book and highly recommend it to fairy lovers. This is a 5 out of 5 star read for me.



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About the Author

Margaret writes fantasy for young adult readers. Her books draw inspiration from old fairy tales, because she loves stories in which the beautiful and the unsettling are sometimes indistinguishable. She lives near Cincinnati, Ohio, and when she's not reading or writing she enjoys drawing, watching documentaries, making pudding, gaming, and exploring the outdoors in search of toads and mushrooms.

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