An Enchantment of Ravens

by Margaret Rogerson | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 1481497588 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSpatialwing of Moneta, Virginia USA on 9/18/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSpatialwing from Moneta, Virginia USA on Monday, September 18, 2017
Received for free from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway.

Cover art is stunning!

Here's the entire dust jacket, minus some finished text, etc.

So pretty!

Journal Entry 2 by wingSpatialwing at Arlington, Virginia USA on Monday, October 16, 2017
An Enchantment of RavensAn Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

**Received the book from a Goodreads Giveaway**

The jacket design and illustration are beautiful and fitting to the story!! I can't keep from staring at it!

At first, I wasn't sure I was going to like the story. Some of the descriptive prose was just a tad much and had an...offness to it. Not sure how to explain it, but offness seems the best word. Is offness a word? Doesn't really matter. The story was so rich and wonderful it more than made up for my hesitation in loving it. I was hooked very early on and couldn't wait to pick the book up each day!

Isobel and Rook are wonderful characters. Smart and annoying to one another in just the right amount. I loved that Isobel's 'love' for Rook built over the course of the story. (She is infatuated with him at the beginning, but it doesn't turn into actual love until later on.) But, since the story is from Isobel's point-of-view, I didn't really see how Rook fell for her so fast. It would have been interesting to get some of the story from his POV.

I loved her goat sisters:

They looked like a pair of cupids who decided they liked shooting people with real arrows better. They were horrible. I loved them so much.

And I loved Gadfly! Except for that name!
SPOILER--> But maybe that was the author's way of making him seem harmless and unassuming? Anyway, I also don't see how Isobel could be mad at him...sure he manipulated them, but he steered them to the best possible conclusion. I'm sure it was for more selfish reasons, but hey! they are all alive, together, and the best possible Happily Ever After! How could you stay upset about that?! <--END SPOILER

As the story got closer to the end, I didn't know how the author was going to end the story in a satisfactory way, for me. The last pages kept getting closer and closer and I was dreading a cliffhanger. (I don't see this as a spoiler, as the author stated on a Goodreads question that it's a standalone novel; which I didn't know when I was reading it.) But, Rogerson surprised me and I was completely satisfied with the ending. I will definitely keep an eye out for any new novels she publishes!

Journal Entry 3 by wingSpatialwing at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (4/10/2018 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


Selected to travel with the Round IV Otherworldly Bookbox.

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Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, May 03, 2018
I'm claiming this handsome hardcover from the Otherworldly bookbox.

Later: While I wasn't quite as enraptured as Spatial, I did enjoy the book, especially the sense of humor - and the interesting twists on traditional fantasy and fey-folk tropes. And Gadfly's definitely a great character!

Journal Entry 5 by wingGoryDetailswing at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, September 01, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (9/1/2018 UTC) at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire USA


I plan to leave this book at the marvelous Saint-Gaudens Historical Site while visiting there today; depending on conditions, it might be on a bench or window ledge near the information center or in a scenic spot on the grounds. Hope the finder enjoys it!

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*** Released for the 2018 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2018 You're Such an Animal release challenge. ***

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