Title: An Enchantment of Ravens
Author: Margaret Rogerson
I really wish more Young Adult fantasy books were more like this one (especially those feature fae). An Enchantment of Ravens was such a captivating read. It has everything that is so addicting about certain other YA books of this genre – a Fae prince, the fairy courts, the magic, romance, adventure – but written without all of the problematic issues found in some of the more popular YA books featuring fae.
In addition to the wonderful storytelling and amazing writing, there were two main components of An Enchantment of Raven that made it such a real winner in my eyes. The first of which, was the main protagonist. Isobel was such a breath of fresh air. She was smart, practical, and had a sense of self-awareness that many characters lack. I really liked her character which made it easy for me to root for her throughout the story. The other thing that blew me away was the way in which the relationship between Rook and Isobel was written. They had a healthy relationship that had built up slowly, and was based on communication, mutual respect, and understanding. Rook listens to Isobel’s wishes and respects them: something that is sadly absent when it comes to relationships in other YA fantasies. The only complaint I have is that I wish I knew more about what happened after the ending? I felt like there are still a few loose ends and I was left with a couple of unanswered questions.
An Enchantment of Ravens was a delightful read and one of my favorites of the year. There was a smart, caring heroine whom I genuinely liked, a consensual relationship that developed slowly into deeper feelings, and a princely love interest who was both swoon-worthy and respectful. I highly recommend this to anyone!