Thursday, October 19, 2017

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

An Enchantment of Ravens 
by Margaret Rogerson
304 Pages
Published by 
Margaret K. McElderry Books

Summary: A skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts—even as she falls in love with a faerie prince—in this gorgeous debut novel.

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. 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—and that love violates the fair folks’ ruthless laws. Now both of their lives are forfeit, unless Isobel can use her skill as an artist to fight 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:  Enchantment of Ravens was enchanting to read! Isobel is a very talented human whom the Fae seek for her work as a portrait artist.  But, Isobel's Craft is a blessing and curse.  She unknowingly paints the weakness of human sorrow in the Autumn prince's eyes and it brings her into more danger than she could possibly understand.  But, Rook's resolve to bring Isobel to justice becomes even more complicated as his feelings for her deepen.  Isobel does not fair any better - she too has fallen for the mysterious yet kind fairy prince.  But, the Fae and humans are forbidden to fall in love.  Isobel and Rook have an impossible task ahead of them.  The only way out is for Isobel to become Fae.  But, by doing so she loses her human self and the skill of her Craft that defines her very soul.  Isobel and Rook have a sweet, clean romance throughout the book.  However, I did feel that Rook was a little childish as times, and for being so old he wasn't too familiar with common human customs. But, even so I really enjoyed it!  Filled with suspense, action, romance, and of course fairy intrigue -  you will love this book!  Seems to be a stand alone novel.  Recommended for ages 14 and up!

*A DRC was given for an honest review.

Rating: 💖💖💖💖
             4 Hearts!

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