I’ve been a big fan of Margaret Rogerson since I read A Sorcery of Thorns and An Enchantment of Ravens. So I was super excited for Vespertine. I buddy-read it with my bestie and the first three-quarters of the book were pretty terrific.
I have to admit I didn’t connect with Artemisia at first – she seemed insignificant, almost like a minor character. But I found myself invested in her and ended up loving her. The thing is. the author did a fantastic job of eking out little bits of her that kept you wanting to know more. I also loved the way the author disclosed vital revelations at significant times that made a huge impact on the main characters and the story as a whole.
The revenant was fascinating and I loved the snarky interactions between it and Artemisia. I definitely want to know more about it. Another character I loved a lot – the white raven – he was such a funny little tyke. The plot-line was pretty great with surprising friendships though the character that I think is supposed to be the main love interest was kind of disappointing.
The ending unfortunately tanked for me. It felt unfinished. I get that Vespertine is the first in a new series but the ending didn’t have the impact of a cliffhanger which would have been epic. I hope the second book won’t disappoint.
Hi, peeps. Post #10 of May. If you read my FIFF post, you already know I’m obsessed with Margaret Rogerson’s upcoming book, Vespertine, which made me think of one of my favorite books, Sorcery of Thorns.
If you haven’t read it, you’re really missing out.
Saturday Star: Elisabeth Book/Series:Sorcery of Thorns – Margaret Rogerson
Elisabeth was an absolute menace and I say that in the nicest possible way. She was klutzy and bookish and charming in her own way. Her love of books made me like her a whole lot. I enjoyed her thoughts and the way she saw the world.
Her connection to the grimoires in the Great Libraries was amazing. I envied that. Wouldn’t it be awesome to talk to books like that? & have them talk back? Wah, dream come true, right?
The courage she showed and her strength after all the traumatizing events she went through was admirable. I love characters like her and often these kinds of characters can elevate a book from good to great.
How to participate in this meme: 1. Credit the creator of this tag (Me! 😉 ) and link back. 2. Answer the three questions pertaining to the character. 3. Have fun revisiting your favorite characters and their worlds. Questions: 1 - Saturday Star (Name the Character you want to feature.) 2 - Which book or series does the character live in? 3 - Why is this character among your favorites?
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.