An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
Emma says: Isobel is a savvy young human artist living in Whimsy on the edge of fairy land. She is well known by the fair folk for her ‘craft’ and trades her portraits for enchantments. When the gorgeous but arrogant Autumn Prince, Rook becomes her next patron we enjoy some tension filled portrait sittings… totally a draw me like one of your French girls moment …. only in my head though as this is of course just YA.
When Isobel captures a very human expression in his eyes she puts both his reign and her life at risk. The Prince takes her prisoner and they journey towards the Autumn lands where she will stand trial for her crime. More tension and inevitable romance ensues.
Rogerson immerses you into a colourful world full of whimsy and rich detail. I particularly enjoyed her descriptions of Isobel’s painting process and materials- it was so spot on I could taste the paint….I’m an artist… it happens sometimes 🤷♀️. The fair folk are creepy in classic fairy tale style and the there is a sense of uneasiness throughout that keeps you hooked. Isobel is really likeable and down to earth my only criticism is she seems to loose all sense when it comes to Rook. Very much a fluffy insta-romance but I could still work with it.
This was a short but beautiful fairy tale that you should definitely read by a fireside with hot chocolate and fluffy socks.
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Genre: YA fantasy romance