An Enchantment of Ravens: ARC Review

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From the gorgeous of gold to golden black-brown, I instantly loved the cover without even caring about what this book was about. But once  I read the description,  I knew that I had to read this book.

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 autumn lands 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, than 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.

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February Reads

Assassin’s Heart (Assassin’s Heart #1)

In the kingdom of Lovero, nine rival Families of assassins lawfully kill people for a price. As a highly skilled member of one of these powerful clans, seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana has always trusted in the strength of her Family. Until she awakens to find them murdered and her home in flames. The Da Vias, the Saldanas’ biggest enemy, must be responsible—and Lea should have seen it coming. But her secret relationship with the Da Vias’ son, Val, has clouded her otherwise killer instinct—and given the Da Vias more reason than ever to take her Family down.

Racked with guilt and shattered over Val’s probable betrayal, Lea sets out to even the score, with her heart set on retaliation and only one thought clear in her mind: make the Da Vias pay.

With shades of The Godfather and Romeo and Juliet, this richly imagined fantasy from debut author Sarah Ahiers is a story of love, lies, and the ultimate vengeance.

Published February 2nd 2016 by HarperTeen

The Iron Knight

Title:         The Iron Knight
SubTitle:    Book 4 in the Iron Fey Series
Publisher:   Harlequin
Imprint:      HarlequinTEEN
Pub Date:  10/25/2011
ISBN:        9780373210367
Author:      Julie Kagawa





Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing.

Unless he can earn a soul.

To cold, emotionless faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.

Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl— smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.

With the (unwelcome) company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end— a quest to find a way to honor his solemn vow to stand by Meghan’s side.

To survive in the Iron realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. At least, no one has ever passed to tell the tale.

And then Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that turns reality upside down, challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice


MY REVIEW: Finally the long awaited The Iron Knight, book 4 also the last book of the Iron Fey series is available in Net Galley. And being a big fan of The Iron Fey series, I request it straight away. 🙂 Gorgeously crafted with such a unique writing style, I have only one word to summarize how I feel about The Iron Knight: excellence.

What a stunning end to one of my favorite series. The Iron Knight does not only end the series beautifully, but has twists and turns you will never see coming.
The Iron Knight leaves us right where The Iron Daughter ended, and this is Ash’s story. He has sworn to Megan that he will find a way back to her. With the help of his old pals Puck, Grimalkin, and others, Ash seeks out a way to become Mortal so that he can be where his heart is… which is with the queen of the Iron Court aka. Megan. The journey turns out to be nothing like he imagined and in the end will sacrificing everything be worth it? Soulless banished. But never forgotten.
 The Iron Knight has multiple twist for readers, and parts where you will most certainly want to pull your hair out. I believe at one part, I had to re-read a sentence about ten times and then managed to yell ‘YOU WITCH!’ (except I used the big girl word ;)).
This story has the laughs you’ve always loved, the suspense that keeps you turning that pages, jaw-dropping moments, morals like you cannot imagine, and all together a beautifully crafted series finale. If you haven’t already fallen in love with the characters of this series, you most certainly will with this one. It is easy to say I love Ash and Puck more than ever.
I am SO happy with how this story and the series ended. Julie wrapped everything up, sealed the box tight and put a beautiful bow on top.

 a fabulous book! a must read if you are a true blue Iron fey fan, and to be totally honest i’m a bit sad that the series has come to an end, but i am glad it is a happy ending, and reading this one is such a ride for me, and a big huge thanks to miss Kagawa for making a very awesome book series.