An Enchantment of Ravens | Book Review

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By: Margaret Rogerson

Standalone | 300 Pages | Pub. 2017

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An Enchantment of Ravens at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★1/2
  • Heroine: Confident Woman
  • Dude: Cocky Bastard
  • Steaminess: I think I saw a smoke signal somewhere…
  • Brutality: Hunted like animals

Pairs Well With

Lavender Gin & Tonic

  • 3 oz gin
  • 4 oz tonic water
  • 1 Tb fresh lime juice
  • Lavender simple syrup to taste (see recipe below)
  • Sprig of lavender for garnish


Review

I wasn’t going to read this book. While I love a good YA fantasy, I was warned that this particular story borders on middle grade, which is not my thing at all. Still, the audio was available from the library so I figured I would give it a shot. The audio put me to sleep, but I still caught enough of the story that I checked out the hardback and read through it in a day.

I loved the magic rules, craft vs magic. Fae cannot cook or sew or do any basic human crafts or they will die. This keeps in balance their magic and because of this, they give patronage to humans who excel at a given craft. I have not seen this before and I loved the way that Rogerson brought a new aspect to the human vs fae relationship.

The fae aren’t pretty either. They are actually pretty creepy looking and use a glamor to become their gorgeous, irresistible selves. Again, I appreciate this twist on things.

My issues begin with the very thin plot and continue into the insta love. The plot consists of Isobel painting a human emotion on Rook and him kidnapping her to run around in pointless circles in faerie. Yep, that’s it. Of course he instantly falls in love with her because she is the best painter and sassy AF.

I did love her personality. Rook is your stereotypical fae prince and completely full of himself, but Isobel gave me Aelin vibes with how confident and sarcastic she was. She gives back to Rook everything that he gives her and more.

“You mean the connection’s never occurred to you before? Do you have any critical thinking skills at all?”

May and March, Isobel’s goat sisters also made this book for me. Yes, they are or were goats and are now little girls who cause havoc everywhere. I lived for these two and their insanity.

“What are your favorite things?”

“Scaring people.”

They are absolute monsters and I don’t want them, but I want to prank people with them.

There was a little too much mindless running around for me to love this book, but there were lots of elements that I really enjoyed and I can’t wait for Sorcery of Thorns later this year!


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17 thoughts on “An Enchantment of Ravens | Book Review

  1. Jess @ Jessticulates

    I haven’t read this one yet but I’m thinking of picking it up for Faebruary next month, so I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it for the most part. Also that cover is gorgeous. Great review!

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  2. evelynreads1

    For me it was exactly the same, wasn’t planning on reading it and then i saw the audiobook on scribd so just started listening 🙂
    But I’m happy I didn’t buy it haha it was just mediocre!

    (Www.evelynreads.com)

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  3. May and March was so great! I think I liked the book a bit more than you did tough. Not because of the plot, but because I laught so much while reading it. Margaret had a great timing with humor and I just experienced some things as very silly.

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  4. I think An Enchantment of Ravens would have been 100× better if it had more depth.

    I felt like was too short. If we had taken time to see the world and explore the characters more, it would have been better. So while I liked the idea of it, I felt it wasn’t executed as well as it could have been

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