Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday: An Enchantment of Ravens

I'm switching over from Waiting on Wednesday's to Can't Wait Wednesday, a meme hosted by Wishful Endings. The idea is basically the same, but it looks like the official hosts of Breaking the Spine have shut down the meme so it's time to move on.

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'm Waiting
Faeries are in right now- not just in general but for me. I adore that the stories from my childhood are being given dangerous flesh (I grew up on Spiderwick Chronicles and I've waited a long time for Fey to make this comeback). Beyond that, this story sounds really good, and not quite like an epic fantasy and not quite like a faerie story. The cover, though, is what initially caught my attention, and while at first it reminded me of the covers of the Air Awakens series, I soon discovered that it was actually done by the magnificent Charlie Bowater, which completed selling me on this book.

An Enchantment of Ravens releases on September 26th, 2017.


  1. That's a fabulous cover, and an awesome title too- I mean, talk about eye- catching. And the premise sounds great too. I like faerie stories, usually with an edge, and this one sounds perfect.

    1. It's definitely going to stun on the shelves! I hope it lives up to the hype it's been setting up. Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Love that cover and the description sounds pretty awesome! Thanks for sharing. :)

    1. It does sound amazing and is so gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by!


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