I was both really excited and really scared going into this book.
Excited because, come on, fae.
Scared because I’ve read comments that An Enchantment of Ravens is incredibly similar to A Court of Thorns and Roses. Only worse.
So me being scared? Totally justified.
BUT! I loved this book! Okay, there are similarities; Isobel is a painter, Rook has dark hair and amethyst eyes. Even without these similarities, An Enchantment of Ravens sort of gives me think of a PG ACOTAR.
Craft is the art of creation. Whether it be words or fabric, cooking or painting, Craft is highly sought after by the fae, as they themselves can’t create anything. They cannot write or draw or cook without wasting away.
Isobel’s Craft is painting. She’s the best in her town of Whimsy, regularly visited by the fae for a portrait. She makes a fatal mistake, however, when she paints human sorrow in the eyes of the prince of the autumn court, Rook. Rook is furious, and forces her to journey with him to his court to stand trial for her actions.
I loved the idea of Craft! I love it when characters have such a deep passion about something, and it was clear that Isobel lived and breathed art. She lost herself in it, and I loved reading about it.
I also loved the characters! Isobel is a kick ass heroine; she’s practical but she never moans about her position, despite being kidnapped by a fae prince.
Now, speaking of that fae prince…he’s brilliant. He’s arrogant and cocky, but he’s so sweet! Him and Isobel made me smile so much, their banter was fabulous and actually really funny!
When they were first introduced to each other, I thought there was going to be a case of insta-love, but to be honest I think it was more a case of Isobel being swept up in such foreign feelings. She later acknowledges the fact that she was caught up, fancying herself in love after a few weeks.
I would highly recommend this book if you’re a lover or ACOTAR or if you’re simply a fae lover!