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Review: An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Why I chose this book: 

I’ll be honest, I’m totally a “judge a book by its cover” girl, and that cover art is gorgeous. Also, as a person who has a strong interest in European mythologies, particularly Irish, Celtic, and Scottish myths, I was not about to pass this book up.


An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release Date: September 26, 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis: 

A skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts—even as she falls in love with a faerie prince—in this gorgeous debut novel.

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. 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—and that love violates the fair folks’ ruthless laws. Now both of their lives are forfeit, unless Isobel can use her skill as an artist to fight 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. (Goodreads)

Review: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Monday, April 11, 2016
Why I chose this book:
This book was actually given to me by a coworker for my birthday. I have really been trying my hand at reading more graphic novels, and he decided that not only was he going to give me a graphic novel, but he was going to give me one in the horror genre, because he knows how much I don’t like horror. Despite this, he was intent on picking out one that I would enjoy, and so he gave this book to me.


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Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release Date: July 15th, 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Graphic Novel, Horror


Synopsis:
'It came from the woods. Most strange things do.'

Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss.

These chilling tales spring from the macabre imagination of acclaimed and award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll.

Come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there... (Goodreads).

Review: Tithe by Holly Black

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Why I chose this book: 
   Originally, I read this book in high school and chose this book because of the pretty cover and my latest fascination with fairy lore and Amy Brown’s art. At the time, I loved it, but as I’ve matured, my opinions have altered ever so slightly.



Tithe by Holly Black  
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publish Date: October 1, 2002
Format: Paperback
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Urban-Fantasy
Buy: B&N || Amazon || Indiebound 

Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old Kaye is  a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she travels from city to city with her mother's rock band until an ominous attack forces Kaye back to her childhood home. There, amid the industrial, blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye soon finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms - a struggle that could very well mean her death. (Goodreads)
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