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Book Review: An Enchantment of Ravens – Margaret Rogerson

Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Review:

I was a bit wary when I started this book. You see, Margaret Rogerson is a new author for me this year and I read her second book first – Sorcery of Thorns – which was amazing. So, of course, I wanted An Enchantment of Ravens to be just as amazing but I didn’t want to set up any big expectations in case it wasn’t.

I am glad to say I enjoyed An Enchantment of Ravens just as much as Sorcery of Thorns. The cover is fantastic and the intriguing plot-line had me in its grip from the first chapter.

Isobel is a painter and she lives in a town frequented by the fair folk who trade enchantments for services. Trading with the fair folk isn’t without its risks. Trying to stay true to her artistic passion, Isobel commits one mistake and in doing so makes an enemy of the autumn prince, Rook.

Isobel was a character that I liked a lot. She had her family to look after and she did her best to keep them safe. She learned from an early age to be cautious of the fair folk but meeting Rook shook her up and turned her world upside down.

Now, the autumn prince! Oh, my god, I was fascinated by Rook. He was so mysterious and enchanting, I wanted to know everything about him. I definitely got a soft spot for him.

The author’s writing was rich with descriptions that were so vivid, I was blown away. Some authors have a talent for details that isn’t boring or dull. Margaret Rogerson’s writing was that magical. She’s fast become one of my favorite authors.

The plot-line was excellent, with clever twists and action-packed scenes. This book was so good I read it in one sitting. This story was delightful and an absolute pleasure to read.

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Blurb: 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.