yes i was absent for some time and yes i didn’t post as scheduled! i don’t have any excuse other than being sick and uninspired. writing this post right now makes me feel how much i missed blogging!! i haven’t realized how important it became to me!
*okay sentimental moments are over!*
one of the most hyped books recently and one of my most anticipated releases of this year AN ENCHANTMENT OF RAVENS i had high hopes for this and from reading some reviews i lowered theses hopes down a bit.
did i enjoyed it? YES, did i have issues with it? YES, is Rook on my list now of fictional boyfriends? YES, am i rereading it again? MAYBE.
name: an enchantment of ravens
author: Margaret rogerson
genre: YA fantasy
publishing date: september 26th 2017
publisher: maragert k.mcelderry
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.
NON-SPOILERS REVIEW :
the story it’s self is intriguing plus FAES! but as the book goes on it lacked plot at some points! i understand that the romance takes big part in this book (which i don’t mind) i just wish there was more action to add to the story and the romance i wish the book was a bit longer! .
the writing was beautiful i loved the descriptive parts about isobel’s ART and how she described the fae world. but again the world building wasn’t that much expanded i wish *again* the book was longer and we get more information about the different aspect of the world because it was interesting and her writing was beautiful!. and how the book ended i wish the was more explanation too.
the characters were interesting i liked the cast of the characters isobel’s family was adorable! isobel herself was the kind of quite responsible girl who would do anything for her family she wasn’t my favourite but i like her nonetheless. Rook my sweet autumn prince he is such a SWEET! i didn’t want the book to end because how could you want to leave him!!. the other faes were also very interesting.
now you see my problem with it the world building and the characters have so much potential i wished the book to be longer or there’s a sequel to give them justice because the ( characters, world, writing) were beautiful!!
Gafly’s visions added so much to the story!! the fae we met in the spring court made me feel sorry for them AND angry at some point they had so much depth i wish there will be more books in the same world.
ROOK can we have a full series about him he is so pure and wonderful!. the things he does because he doesn’t know how human do them! like when he brought her raw food and he’s looking at her with expectations and doesn’t want to let her down!! he’s such a babe!
AAAND LET US NOT FORGET THE GORGEOUSNESS OF THE COVER!!
” but isn’t absurdity part of being human? we aren’t ageless creatures who watch centuries pass from afar. our worlds are small, our lives are short, and we can only bleed a little before we fall”
” is that so terrible? you say it as though it’s the most awful thing you can imagine. it isn’t as though i’ve done it on purpose. somehow i’ve grown fond of your-your irritating questions, and your short legs, and your accidental attempts to kill me “
” we prefer to pretend otherwise, but truly, we have never been the immortal ones. we may live long enough to see the world change, but we’re never the ones who changed it. when we finally reach the end, we are unloved and alone, and leave nothing behind, not even our names chiseled on a stone slab. and yet- mortals through their works, their craft, are remembered forever “