Synopsis: 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.
synopsis from goodreads An Enchantment of Ravens
Goodreads rating: 3:74 stars
My rating: 3/5 stars
My Review: Again I don’t have much to say about this book, it didn’t give me any feels except maybe annoyance. Actually if am being truthful I’ll say I didn’t like this book at all. Reading it immediately after BLACK BIRD OF THE GALLOWS BY MEG KASSEL another book I didn’t like probably didn’t help it’s chances. Well written, good story that could have been fantastic if there had being a bit more spirit to it , the story felt bland. I really hate to give a book bad review because it’s not easy stuff to write and publish but I can’t exactly lie about how I feel about the book so I’ll conclude the book was just not for me.
Stop here!!!!!!! if you’ve not read the book
Rook is fey and a prince, we all know feys are supposed to be powerful beings and Rook was a Prince! So he should have being be a real bad ass in the power department and the book even said so but I don’t really see that power in effect; in him or the other feys in the book, even the Alder King. Actually the only outstanding thing about the feys here was their vanity and shallowness. The beginning was quite good and I thought it was going to be a fav but it went downhill when Rook kidnapped Isobel,
The relationship between Rook and Isobel’s boring Af , I mean I just finished reading it and I can’t really remember much about them . Compared to Rook I almost want to apologize to Amar from The Star Touched Queen for calling him boring in my review.
If you’ve read the book drop a comment lemme know your thoughts.