GoodReads Monday

This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners . To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then some thing interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read. Got it? Okay let’s get started.

For this week’s book, I just decided to put my Want to read list in the grid and scan it till something caught my eye and felt like the right book. I almost picked a couple of other books before my eyes landed on this one.

What the book is about:

Every enchantment has a price.

With a flick of her paintbrush, Isobel creates stunning portraits for a dangerous set of clients: the fair folk. These immortal creatures cannot bake bread or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and they trade valuable enchantments for Isobel’s paintings. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—Isobel makes a deadly mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes, a weakness that could cost him his throne, and even his life.

Furious, Rook spirits Isobel away to his kingdom to stand trial for her crime. But something is seriously amiss in his world, and they are attacked from every side. With Isobel and Rook depending upon each other for survival, their alliance blossoms into trust, perhaps even love . . . a forbidden emotion that would violate the fair folks’ ruthless laws, rendering both their lives forfeit. What force could Isobel’s paintings conjure that is powerful enough to defy the ancient malice of the fairy courts?

Isobel and Rook journey along a knife-edge in a lush world where beauty masks corruption and the cost of survival might be more frightening than death itself.

I have always been a bird watcher and have several feeders in my backyard. But since the pandemic, I have been paying a bit more attention to who visits my yard. I currently have a pair of ravens that I see all the time. They are fascinating birds to watch. Plus this cover does have a fall feel to it with the colors. Sorcery of Thorns was one of my favorite books last year and I keep meaning to read this one too, as many people thought it was better.

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