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An Enchantment of Ravens

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  55,962 ratings  ·  10,359 reviews
Every enchantment has a price.

With a flick of her paintbrush, Isobel creates stunning portraits for a dangerous set of clients: the fair folk. These immortal creatures cannot bake bread or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and they trade valuable enchantments for Isobel’s paintings. But when she receives her first
Hardcover, 300 pages
Published September 26th 2017 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Miranda Reads
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
4.5 stars
Before I begin, just letting you know that I got my copy from Uppercase - a lovely monthly book subscription box.
It was so exciting to read a book that the author signed!!
I was alive in a way I never had been before, in a world that no longer felt stale but instead crackled with breathless promise.
Isobel lives in Whimsy, a little pocket of fairyland, along with her aunt and March and May, her twin ex-goat siblings (ex-goat because...well... they used to be the family's goats
Emily May
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
This wasn't like me. So many years of being cautious, and in a matter of minutes I'd started slipping up.

An Enchantment of Ravens is not badly-written, but it is definitely not a book for me. I really wish I'd read some reviews before starting it and noted the comparison to A Court of Thorns and Roses. ACOTAR fans should love this.

This book is for fans of that particular brand of YA romance where a smart, level-headed young woman meets (and is kidnapped by) a prince and her brain instantly t
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was the ultimate comfort food for me with its lush prose, soft characters, and romantic fluff. The protagonist is down-to-earth, practical, and sweet, the love interest is endearingly arrogant, and the world is the most whimsical, atmospheric version of autumn. A common criticism seems to be that this is a very average fairy tale, but I actually really enjoyed the quiet simplicity of the narrative. This is not a drawn-out five-book series. It doesn’t try to be anything grander than it ...more
Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
Margaret Rogerson was born to write.

This was my most anticipated novel of the year, and I nearly cried when it showed up on my doorstep. So first and foremost, thank you, Simon and Schuster, for sending me a gorgeous physical copy that I will take 10 billion photos of.

This is the type of story that leaves an impression on you. If you're a writer, have a notebook handy, because you're going to want to highlight or jot down literally HALF this book because the language and prose are that gorgeous
Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This was super enjoyable! It was kind of corny at times and quite romance driven which is very hit or miss for me, but I actually really loved the romance. This is definitely one of my favourite faerie stories that I’ve read! More thoughts TK in my wrap up
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it

ARC provided by Simon & Schuster in exchange for an honest review.

“You are like a living rose among wax flowers. We maybe last forever, but you bloom brighter and smell sweeter, and draw blood with your thorns.”

Let me preface this review by letting you all know that all I want in this life is to read books about the fae. Seriously, give me a rainy or snowy day, a big hot cup of tea or coffee, and a book involving anything to do with faeries and I'll be a happy woman. I was completely
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I just read the most wonderful book! Oh, how fun it was to get my Fae on 😊

Isobel lives in Whimsy with Emma and the two adopted little girls.

Isobel is a most wonderful painter, this is her craft. She paints for the fae. Her most regular client over the years is Gadfly.

****Might be some spoilers ahead****

So one day, Gadfly tells Isobel she is to be visited by the autumn prince the next day to paint his portrait. Well, of course this freaks Isobel out. She rushes around trying to buy up all the p
Elle (ellexamines)
I wiped off my fingers, but it wasn't the mold or maggots making my stomach revolt... No, it was the knowledge that all around me sat empty people in rotting clothes, nibbling on flyblown trifles while they spoke of nothing of consequence with fixed smiles on their false faces.

Let’s just rename this book An Enchantment of This User, because this book’s main strength is that it’s so engaging you cannot focus on the flaws. This is one of those books that is just so. freaking. addicting
C.G. Drews
Where do I even begin to say how much I enjoyed this?!? It's an absolutely delightful fae wild adventure, complete with a good dose of SCHEMING which I admit I am such a fan of. The ending had my Slytherin soul all up and shouting in approval. Omg this was just so good. I laughed out loud. I fell in love with the gorgeous writing. I loooooved it.

+ So it was kind of a different "fae" world to what I'm used to.
This does the courts via all the seasons, and I still don't get why some faerie books do
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
This was pretty underwhelming, which is a huge bummer, because I really wanted to like it.

A lot of people might compare this at first to ACOTAR because of the fair folk and their courts, but - surprise! - fairies and their courts are actually longstanding fairy lore that go back centuries. Sarah J. Maas didn't make all that up on her own.

Anyway, as I said, I really wanted to like this, if only for the cover.

But, alas, the world building felt unfinished, the purpose and direction of the story wa
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
While this book had some problems with pacing and I would have loved to see some plot points expanded, I don't care. It was still an enchanting read for me.

This is a book not everyone will enjoy. It can be accused of some insta-love and other rushed plot points. BUT I DON'T CARE. You know those books that just hit so many beats for you that you can ignore many flaws? That is this for me. It has an eerie, magical forest with creative fae beasts I haven't seen described in such a way before and y
The Burning Rose (Jess)
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, wtb, young-adult
A delightful book, with flowing reading and the cutest couple. Review to come!
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
to compare this to ACOTAR is a disservice to not only the reader, but to both books, as well. it sets an impossibly high standard, one that only leads to disappointment (because we all know SJM is the queen of fae). so having seen a lot of negative reviews in regards to how this book is pitched and the comparisons made, i decided to go into this with a completely open mind and no expectations whatsoever - which i think is the only thing you can do in this particular situation. and it completely ...more
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
After reading the reviews, it seems An Enchantment of Ravens is a divisive tale. People either really like it, or really don't.

I am so happy to report that I am part of TEAM REALLY ENJOYED IT!!!

Isobel, a human girl, is a highly skilled and renowned portraitist. Her number one clients, the fair folk, a race of immortal beings with sinister dispositions.

Her first royal client, the Autumn Prince, Rook, proves to be a lesson in self-restraint for our sweet, Isobel.

She finds him captivating and over
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
I was gladdened by the sight of those vicious thorns more than I could say, and wondered whether the stories would have gone any differently if the princesses had been the ones telling them.

A book about star-crossed lovers, art, and a fae prince who shape shifts into a raven? YES, please!

✘ plot
In Whimsy, humans practice Craft: cooking, artistry, writing stories, even designing clothing - all of which the fair folk are drawn to, despite their own lack of capabilities to create. Isobel is a brilli
May 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads, fae, fantasy
“Where are half-stars when you need them?”

- Katerina, A Frustrated Goodreader

An Enchantment of Ravens is a great example of why half-stars are essential. It does not deserve 3 stars. It was ideal to make my mind drift and explore uncharted territories, to forget all those tiny and huge daily things that make me lose my sleep. Why not give it 4 stars then, Kat? one could wonder. Well, because I feel that those past months I've matured as a reader - and reviewer - and I came to accept that 3 sta
High Lady of The Night Court
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-read
First off I’d like to start by saying that this book has been compared to the A Court Of Thorns And Roses series a lot, which was in part why I put off reading it till now(I was afraid of disappointment), but the second I finished the first chapter I knew this was not going to be anything like the A Court Of Thorns And Roses series.

Yes, in this book there are Fair Folk and they have courts, but when have Fairies not had courts! I would be more bewildered if they didn’t have courts. And more ove
Vibur (hiatus)
Jul 20, 2020 rated it did not like it
(rant. alert.)

The writing is in that weird territory between beautiful and, well... rubbish. I mean, points for creativity and all, but this was page after page of overly descriptive tripe.
"Butit'ssobeau-ti-ful!"—again, the voice inside me that loves spouting off potential arguments. Oh, the writing is "beautiful" alright, for being stuffed full of useless, trifling fluff about nothing. See, the problem isn't the stupidly indulgent detail itself—it's that there's no po
Cardan Greenbriar
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: it-was-good
*i decided to increase my rating in the re-read cuz i guess while re-reading i got the self-taught hacks and cheats on where to skim and where to read slowly and absorb every word

oh who the fuck am i kidding Rook is just that hot

i mean look at him: description

ok sorry, this

just remember: to enjoy this (if you don't like an ocean of forest description, skim the part which looks like a huge brick, trust me it'll 'enhance' reading experience*

Original review:

"No human had ever visited a

may ➹
don’t know what happened to my review but I did not like this <3
Oct 20, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, books

This book is like Hotel California. You can check out any time you like (and you will, mentally, many, many times - trust me!), but you can never leave!

After the Twilight series I never dreamed another really goddamn awful book would come along that would have the strange, voodeedoo power of compelling me to read to the very last page, despite every ounce of good sense begging me to kick it to the curb. And yes, I know a pretty cover is not a good reason to read a book, I sh
Viktoria Winter
Disclaimer: This book is a spring banquet of ripe grapefruit wine, a summer morning beneath swaying willow trees, an autumnal bonfire deep in the woods, and a wintry dusk backset to the wind.

….At least it made me feel that way. Rogerson killed the imagery game. It was glorious.


I’ve been waiting for a very long time for a book like this to come out. I’ve always been obsessed with faeries and elvish folklore, and while I’ve read just about every book related to those mythologies nothing ever se
Helena Paris
This was a buddy read with my sister-from-another-mister, Laura! <3 ...more
I remember once I studied a lot for a math exam and was 200% sure I'd pass but then I actually took the exam. I'm having that feeling now that I've actually finished reading the disaster that was This Book.

Rtc, like shit I'm tired, this was supposed to be Good.

Please let there be a Ronan Lynch with a pet raven named Chainsaw, thank you.

Buddy read with my favorite wife, Elsie (who I'll tag once I'm less lazy)
Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
2 Stars

“You are like a living rose among wax flowers. We maybe last forever, but you bloom brighter and smell sweeter....”


If you listen very carefully, legend says you can still hear my drawn-out sigh, drifting in the wind…All these mystical, magical things were supposed to be enchanting but I just felt meh.

And it starts off really good! This has a gorgeous setting with a captivating depiction of fae. Rogerson's clever use of description builds picturesque scenes and there are so many fun e
Whitney Atkinson
Thanks Simon & Schuster for the free review copy!

I'm so appalled at this book because it's so long since I've read a book and thought, "How did this get published?? It still needs so much work." This genuinely feels like the first draft of a book, there are SO many technical issues that don't make sense.

This book is trying to be acomaf… except with the worst parts of Twilight sprinkled into it. First of all, there is such a power imbalance between fae & humans that is emphasized and often exploi
Joshee Kun (조수아)
My written interview with the author can be found here. There's a question regarding SJM and ACOTAR. Tee-hee.

Claudia Ramírez
2.5 stars...

The writing style was beautiful but omg, I was so bored the whole time :(...
♛ may
Full review posted

It’s really funny because I read this book like 2 weeks ago and I literally remember zero things about it and still haven’t written a review ha ha!! Isn’t this great??!! end me now please

So, let’s be direct about it, this book was a cringe fest
Ahhhhh that felt good to get off my chest.

Now here’s the thing about it, if you go into it with low expectations, expecting a cringe fest with some weirda*s instalove and lots of confusion, then you might be pleasantly surprised bc h
ELLIAS (elliasreads)
May 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-books, arcs
Beautifully written and living up to its own with a unique spin on fairy lore and magic, An Enchantment of Ravens, was simply at best, a short, solid, and an enchanting read.

Full of lush and prose writing, the author takes us on a wondrous journey through a very different take on the fairy world, that stands very well on its own. This book is a standalone so don't worry about any sequels coming afterwards. I, for one though, wouldn't complain if there were other books written within the same un
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