The Friday 56

The Friday 56: An Enchantment of Ravens

The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The idea is to share an excerpt from a book you’ve been reading every Friday, to promote the book or simply just to showcase your current read!


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s OK.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple

This week I finally started An Enchantment of Ravens, so I’ve chosen a quote from that.

Enchantment of Ravens

I almost screamed when I glanced over my shoulder to find Rook looming behind me.
“Turn around!” I exclaimed.
Again that mystified look he’d first given me in the kitchen, but it vanished so swiftly I couldn’t be sure I’d truly glimpsed it. “Why must I?” he asked, in a cold and princely tone.
“Because this is private! You’ve spent the entire walk with your back turned, surely you can manage it again for a few seconds. And I won’t be able to do anything with you watching.”
That, at least, got through to him.

In this scene, Isobel is trying to relieve herself in the forest, and I found it so funny that I had to choose it for this week’s quote. For some reason Rook just doesn’t get that she wants privacy.

I’m enjoying the mystical and seasonal aspects of this book, although the narrative style is clumsy at times. I read The Cruel Prince recently and I can’t help but the two, since both feature fairies and fae. So far, I can’t decide which is winning, but the love interest in An Enchantment of Ravens is certainly less unrelentingly cold-hearted than in TCP. Which is always good.

What are you reading this week and what are your thoughts on An Enchantment of Ravens or The Cruel Prince if you’ve read either of them?

Until next time 2

11 thoughts on “The Friday 56: An Enchantment of Ravens

  1. I’ve not read an Enchantment of Ravens yet but I’ve seen a lot of hype for it and it does look interesting. The same can be said for The Cruel Prince too. If I do decide to read them, I think it might be a while before I can get to them.

    1. It’s pretty good so far, but it’s not quite as amazing as I’d hoped. The plot is too simple for my liking and doesn’t have any sub-plots within it. So far I think The Cruel Prince was better, but it also comes with more TWs. I hope you enjoy them if you get to read them!

      1. Even though I’ve been intrigued by it, I’ll have to pick up a copy of The Cruel Prince now because I’ve booked all 4 tickets for the Northern YA Lit Festival in Preston and having a copy is necessary for the Holly Black event.

  2. This book was good, although I found it to be a little short and lacking content. Would have liked to see more struggle. Glad you’re liking it so far! ❤

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