Crush On This is a new feature that highlights my love for books that don’t get as much recognition as I feel they deserve. I will try my best to hit every genre in order to be as diverse as possible. I’d also love your suggestions, so if you love a book and want similar titles, let me know in the comments!
Crush On This:
I just finished this book, so here’s my newest Crush post…trying to persuade you to take another leap!
Now this one I feel I don’t have to try as hard. It has a stunning cover (art by Charlie Bowater). A great synopsis. Faeries. The Arts. Romance.
What more do you need???
It’s not an epic fantasy—see definition of such if you don’t know the difference or meaning. But it has fantasy elements that make the ACOTAR series seem contemporary. And, it gets back to that whole “fae are the enemy” mentality that I love so much!
It is really hard to compare it with other books and series. But I think it has elements from several.
So, if you enjoyed any of those I listed, you’ll definitely enjoy AEoR.
Category: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publication: September 26th, 2017; Margaret K. McElderry Books
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 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, 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.