I heard a lot about this book before I got my hands on a copy. When I was lucky enough to win a copy in a giveaway, I knew I had to start it soon. While the book was cute, it didn’t quite live up the expectations that I placed on it.
If you’re looking for a light fantasy, or a fantasy that’s more focused on the romance, I suggest you pick this book up. Rogerson did a good job of explaining a little bit of what went on in the background, how the courts worked, without giving long, drawn out explanations. I understood the world to a degree, but I still had a lot of questions when I finished reading. All of the questions I had, however, only dealt with the world, and not with the main character.
I liked how Isobel’s art saved her life. I appreciated what Rogerson did with how crucial Craft and humanity were in the world of the fey. It made Isobel unique and interesting. I loved her personality, and I will pick up more of Rogerson’s books because she knows how to create an alluring voice. The only thing about Isobel’s art that put me off about the book was her reasoning for traveling with Rook. One minute he wanted to whisk her away to the autumn court, and then that plot line evaporated. It’s part of the synopsis, but not a huge part of the book.
Rogerson has a wonderful writing style, but I felt the story was missing something. I expected a little more than what I wanted. That’s the only way I have to describe it: more. The cover screams fantasy. The title says enchantment will ensue, but I didn’t feel as enchanted as I’d hoped. For the romance lover, this was great. For someone that went into this book thinking that I was going to get an arching fantasy with intricate world building and a strong story, not so much.
I did like the book, but I didn’t love it. I wanted to love it, so that’s one of the reasons that I couldn’t give it all the stars in the sky, like I hoped would happen. There are some people that want a sequel, but I think the author did a great job of tying up the story. I wouldn’t mind another book in this story, but I don’t have to have one to be happy. This book appeals to fans of Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey series and Sarah J. Maas’s romances.