Isobel is a gifted and renowned portrait artist living in Whimsey, a town that the Fair Ones (magical and immortal, human-sized fae) often visit to take advantage of the beautiful Craft items made by humans. Isobel paints fae often, but when Rook, the reclusive Prince of the Autumn Court (and fae) comes to sit for his portrait, quiet, inconspicuous sparks fly. This is not good; in fact, it's terrible because there is a law, the Good Law, that prohibits fae and humans from falling in love. At the end of their sessions, Isobel intends to let her feelings be forgotten. But, when Rook unexpectedly shows up angry, Isobel's world is turned upside down. Indeed, she is being charged with painting human expression into Rook's eyes, and she must go to the Autumn Court to stand trial with Rook. Along the journey, Rook and Isobel discover they both have fallen in love with one another. To try to offset the potential backlash, they come up with a scheme to visit the Spring Court posing as trying to try something new for Isobel's craft. Will their plan work? Will it help Rook avoid his trial? Will they be able to keep their love a secret? Or will all hell break loose?
The first 1/3 of An Enchantment of Ravens seems to be a copycat of Sarah J. Maas's A Court of Thorns and Roses. However, once you get to the Spring Court, it becomes vastly different. This doesn't hurt or help the story, just something to be aware of.
I enjoyed the Craft aspect of An Enchantment of Ravens. It is a unique concept that I, as (fine) arts > sports, I appreciated. Overall, the story lags somewhat and is a bit slow until the last 100 pages or so, when the action really ramps up. The character of Lark is supppppper annoying, but that's how characterization goes sometimes.
This is a good read for those who like fairy-based fantasies and need a stand-alone as they wait for their hold on the newest fantasy to become available.