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An Enchantment of Ravens

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  20,418 ratings  ·  4,698 reviews
A skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts—even as she falls in love with a faerie prince—in this gorgeous debut novel.

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
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Published September 26th 2017 by Simon Schuster Audio
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Emily May
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 tur
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)
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

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 cap
Miranda Reads
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: uppercase, 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 un
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
Elise (TheBookishActress)
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. Were t
Cindy Pham
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
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, Skanky & Bitchy  ⚓️
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  ·  review of another edition
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
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
☆High Lady of The Night Court☆
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
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
Spoiler-free review!

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 creat
“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
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 see
may ➹
Sooooo here I am. Hating on a book that is pretty much LOVED by everyone else. But… I feel no remorse? Only salt. :)

Why did I have to not like this?? Especially because it’s 1) my first ARC, 2) an extremely hyped and well-loved book, 3) THE OWNER OF SUCH A PRETTY COVER. But even though I’m wondering why the heck I had to get the unpopular opinion on this specific book, I am very firm in what I thought!!


The world is so interesting! We have the fair folk (the fae/faerie), who are immo
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)
Joshee Kun (조수아)
My written interview with the author can be found here. There's a question regarding SJM and ACOTAR. Tee-hee.

I have never met anyone more frustrating, or brave, or beautiful. I love you.

Sasha Alsberg was right when she said that people who loved ACOTAR would enjoy this book. An Enchantment of Ravens has been trending both on Instagram and Goodreads, and I am very pleased to tell you that the hype is legit. Although there really shouldn't be any competition or comparison between the two (A
Oct 20, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books, 2017

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
Helena of Sparta ✰ (on semi-hiatus)
This was a buddy read with my sister-from-another-mister, Laura! <3 We’re so great at these that we spent the majority of the discussions speaking about literally everything except this book, haha. Go, us! :P

This might be a semi-rant, so fair warning!

OK! So, in case you didn’t know, faeries are some of my favourite supernatural creatures, hence my Holly Black (aka the Queen of the Fae, as is acknowledged by the YA book community) obsession.

Going into this, I heard “OMG, this is just like A C
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 ele
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's official:

I am joining Team 'Really Enjoyed'!!!

Isobel, a human girl, is a skilled and renowned portraitist. Her number one clients are 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 the weeks of their sessions, she finds herself becoming more and more enamored with him.

She sees something in Rook that she hasn't seen in any of
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 hey
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 ofte
Claudia Ramírez
2.5 stars...

The writing style was beautiful but omg, I was so bored the whole time :(...
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

3.5 stars, methinkes
➦So there has been quite a buzz surrounding this book and I, naturally, needed to get my ears on this audiobook asap. Just so very curious. And I haven't had my fantasy fix in a month!

➦Yes, I was getting ACOTAR vibes in the beginning with the seasonal courts being present in the story, but, honestly? Me no care.

➦There were unique elements in this book, such as faes being useless due to the fact that they couldn't perform any kind of craft. They left those measly tasks to hum
ELLIAS (elliasreads)
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
Feb 07, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't meet my expectations like I thought it would.
Alana • thebookishchick
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
UPDATE: It is April 2018 and I just reread this review and realized that I wrote YOU'LL instead of you all or y'all and I AM MORTIFIED but I've never laughed so hard. WHO LET ME DO THIS?!?!



This book was MAGICAL.
Rook is the new book bae of 2017.

BUT the absolute best part of this book was not Rook. It was Isobel's twin sisters, March and May, who were goats that turned into children. Yes, you read that right. Goats turned into kids, and
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Margaret writes fantasy for young adult readers. She lives near Cincinnati, Ohio, and when she's not reading or writing she enjoys drawing, watching documentaries, making pudding, gaming, and exploring the outdoors in search of toads and mushrooms.
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