It should come as no surprise that I read popular books when the hype is all gone. This is no exception. I heard so many good things about this book and I was so excited to finally get to it. Fortunately, it didn’t disappoint me.
In An Enchantment of Ravens we follow Isobel, who is an artist and the fair folk love her work. One day the autumn prince, Rook, pays her a visit to have his portrait done. Isobel makes a terrible mistake by portraying human emotion on the painting. Rook take her to stand trial for her crime at his kingdom, but their journey is met with dangers upon dangers and they have to rely on each other to make it out alive, while also battling the feelings that could have them killed if discovered.
I liked this book. The story is interesting and many people have compared it to A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, which I completely understand why, there were moments when I got an ACOTAR feeling, and since I love the ACOTAR series, I can’t not like An Enchantment of Ravens.
I got hooked by the story almost immediately. I like Margaret’s writing style, it was easy for me to picture what was going on. Although there were times when I wanted a little bit more of an explanation about the world. Since this is a standalone, I feel kind of sad that I can’t go back into this world and know more about it.
However, even when I enjoyed the book, I got the feeling that there was no plot. I mean, I loved reading about Isobel and Rook’s adventures and their time together, but we never got a big revelation or a plot twist that left me questioning everything. Like I said, I liked reading about Isobel and Rook, and I really don’t mind if all we get is them just going for a walk together, I still will be interested in reading that, but objectively, something was missing.
As you can tell, I loved Isobel and Rook. Isobel is a human that knows what she wants and her beliefs are strong. Of course she was considered weak because she is human, she doesn’t have powers or anything that can help her against the fair ones, but she stood her ground and tried her best to get what she wanted, even when it felt hopeless. And also, like every badass girl, she fought hard for the ones she loves.
Oh, man. What can I say about Rook that is more than I love him. Even when he is a fair one and he is powerful and all, he was such a cute, soft thing, I want to protect him. He was so human and brave and he is willing to make more than the impossible for Isobel. His love for her melts my heart. Can I have a Rook in my life now?
I wish we could get to know a little bit more of Isobel’s family. Her sisters were so adorable and fun to read. Also, I would have loved to know more about the autumn court. I’m really sad that this a standalone because I need more of these characters and world!
I recommend this a lot! If you want to read it, go for it! Just don’t expect a great fantasy book since this one is kind of short and it is only a standalone. The only warning I can give is that if you don’t like insta-love romances, then you might not like the romance in this book. It was also kind of cheesy at times, which I don’t mind at all, but if you do, then have that in mind if you want to give An Enchantment of Ravens a try.