Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: An Enchantment of Ravens & The Belles

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster
Pub. Date: September 26th 2017
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository
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.

Not only is this book beautiful, but the concept and synopsis both sound like nothing I have ever read!

Art mixed with magic, how can anyone resist that? It sounds amazing and I want it now!

Margaret Rogerson writes fantasy for young adult readers. Her books draw inspiration from old fairy tales, because she loves stories in which the beautiful and the unsettling are sometimes indistinguishable. She lives near Cincinnati, Ohio, and when she's not reading or writing she enjoys drawing, watching documentaries, making pudding, gaming, and exploring the outdoors in search of toads and mushrooms. She studied cultural anthropology at Miami University.
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Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pub. Date: February 20th 2018
Buy it: Amazon | Book Depository
Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.

But it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite—the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orléans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie—that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. And when the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia now faces an impossible decision.

With the future of Orléans and its people at stake, Camellia must decide—save herself and her sisters and the way of the Belles—or resuscitate the princess, risk her own life, and change the ways of her world forever.

I felt like the wait for the cover reveal lasted for AGES, but it was so worth it! And now the wait to find out what's inside . . . 

I'm really intrigued by the synopsis, and I'm thrilled about this heavily stacked female cast

Dhonielle Clayton was born in the suburbs of Washington, DC and spent her childhood Saturdays at the comic book store with her father and most evenings hiding beneath her grandmother’s dining room table with a stack of books. She earned a BA in English at Wake Forest University. She was an English teacher for three years and worked with educational curriculum. Being surrounded by children, Dhonielle re-discovered her love of children’s literature and earned a masters in children’s and young adult literature from Hollins University. Currently, she is working on both middle grade and young adult novel projects. She moved to NYC where she earned her MFA at the New School's MFA Program. She is co-founder of CAKE Literary, a literary development studio committed to bringing diversity to high concept content.
Connect with Dhonielle: Website | TwitterFacebook | Goodreads | Instagram

Are these books on your TBR? Or is this the first time you're hearing about them? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! :)


  1. Nice picks! Only familiar with the second after I saw the cover reveal! Hope you enjoy both of these once you get to read them!

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  2. I am in love with both of those covers! I don't know where you keep finding these books that I have never heard of yet, but keep them coming because my TBR loves you! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. An Enchantment of Ravens is a new title to me but oh I'm already in love with the cover and the description! <3

  4. I haven't heard of either of these, but An Enchantment of Ravens really caught my attention. I hope you get a chance to read both of these :)
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  5. AH YESS!!! I really can't wait to read these! I hope you like them when you read them <3

  6. These sound amazing and their so pretty! Definitely adding them to my tbr (:

  7. WONDERFUL picks! I love the look of both of these, and I'm immediately adding them to my TBR :) An Enchantment of Ravens looks particularly brilliant. Thanks for sharing, Brittany! <3
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  8. This is the first time I am hearing about both of these books, and the covers are exceptionally gorgeous if I do say so myself! Wow, I cannot wait to hear what you think!

    Great pick, have a lovely week! :)

  9. Both look good but I agree... the cover for Enchantment of Ravens is so good. Love the blurb for both books. Great choices!

  10. Ahhh that cover for The Belles! I NEED this book and can absolutely not wait any longer.

    Also, I hadn't heard about An Enchantment of Ravens before now, but it sure does sound like a good one - adding it to my TBR.

    I'm really starting to blame you for my TBR list being so long...every week I find something new to add, haha.

  11. I hadn't heard of either of these before now, but they both sound really good. I'm really intrigued by the first one with the portrait artist...probably because I'm a portrait artist too. Add art and magic together and I'm sold! lol Great picks!

  12. A great selection! I haven't heard of any of them but I'm always on the hunt for new books so I'll definitely check them out

  13. Wow! Both of these books look interesting, especially the Belles!

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  14. I have been seeing Ravens a bunch lately. I tend to contemporaries, but I love fairies. This one sounds great!
    Sam @ WLABB

  15. Both of these sound wonderful! I'm not sure I'll end up reading RAVENS (simply because it sounds too SJM-y, and bleeeehhh, but I will try The Belles for sure. I hope you enjoy these books when you get the chance to read them!

    Have a lovely week, Brittany. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  16. Very nice cover on An Enchantment of Ravens. And is that like an awesome title or what? I wish I had written a book called that lol.

  17. Both of these sound so, so good...funny, I didn't realized The Belles was a fantasy! Just from the title and cover, I was expecting a contemporary. Now that I've read the synopsis, I NEED IT lol. And Enchantment sounds so unique---its been a while since I read a faery YA!

  18. This is the first I've heard of An Enchantment of Ravens and it sounds like a book I could love! Art mixed with all of that magic and fantasy and faeries. I'm so adding that one to my TBR! I love how there are all these faerie books popping up. I can never have too many in my life lol. Great picks for this week, Brittany! :)

  19. I don't know why I keep reading your WoW posts because I ALWAYS ADD THEM ALL TO MY TBR AND MY TBR DOESN'T THANK YOU. 😂😂 Actually pfft, it totally does. I hadn't heard anything about An Enchantment of Ravens yet and it sounds so so good?!? *dashes for goodreads*

  20. An Enchantment of Ravens does sound like something completely unique and different than anything I have seen before. I will have to add this to my list to check out for sure and yes the cover is beautiful as well!

  21. Both of these look good, I think this might be the first I've heard of the first one. Great picks! Thanks for stopping by my Wednesday post earlier at Lisa Loves Literature. Sorry I'm so late to getting to your post!

  22. Ahh, both books looks so so gorgeous :D Love all the covers. Sadly not interested in the plot for The Belles :\ but it sure looks stunning :) I hope you will love both books so much Brittany. <3

  23. I haven't heard of these books before, but they look and sound so good! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  24. I literally just learned about An Enchantment of Raves and now I want it!

    And of course The Belles!

  25. I'm so so excited for both of these. Also An Enchantment of Ravens has SUCH A BEAUTIFUL COVER!
    Megan @