‘Waiting On’ Wednesday (105): An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

May 24, 2017 Waiting on Wednesday 3

**Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.**

Title: An Enchantment of Ravens
Author: Margaret Rogerson
Publication Date: September 26th 2017
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Summary from Goodreads:

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 a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized among them. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes – a weakness that could cost him his life.

Furious and devastated, Rook spirits her away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt’s ghostly hounds, the tainted influence of the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love, violating the fair folks’ ruthless Good Law. There’s only one way to save both their lives, Isobel must drink from the Green Well, whose water will transform her into a fair one—at the cost of her Craft, for immortality is as stagnant as it is timeless.

Isobel has a choice: she can sacrifice her art for a future, or arm herself with paint and canvas against the ancient power of the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.

 

Why I Can’t Wait: Guy, GUYS, I need this book! Have you seen that title? THE COVER?! When it first came to my attention I hoped the blurb would grab my attention just as much, and it absolutely did! I’m newly (very newly) into stories that revolve around faeries and desperately want to know about this one. I love that the main character is an artist, I want to know more about the Rook, and I want to discover what her choice will be.

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

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