I had very little idea of what I was letting myself in for. I knew that a human painter committed a crime by painting sorrow into a Fae Prince's eyes but no more than that regarding the plot.
When I fury read this in an evening, staying up till the early hours. I knew I'd read something special.
This book is addicting, you feel like one of the Fae craving Craft whilst reading. It is so tense and angsty from the off with a litany of wonderful characters and a phenomenal plot with so many twists and turns. Surprising considering the book is only 297 pages long.
I loved how it was Isobel narrating this, how we really saw her battle with the morally grey situation she was in. Rook could kill her at any moment but she was never afraid and always seemed older than seventeen. Being around Fae from a young age would do that to a person. It felt like her story despite being taken on a journey by Rook. She was always determined to do things of her own will, leaving no room for trickery. I felt that her relationship with Rook was very equal even though he was Fae. He was very conscious of his power and made sure that Isobel was protected, not smothered. His character was so layered and nuanced...and utterly adorable.
My favourite aspect of this novel was how 'Craft' was introduced and explained. It emphasised the importance of the arts, cooking etc which you don't tend to see in fantasy. It's always brawn over brain or creativity. Isobel used her skills as a weapon just as much as Rook did.
Such a clever clever book that I promise you will not want to put down.
Name: An Enchantment of Ravens
Author: Margaret Rogerson
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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