Oh, wow, guys. This book blew me away. It's a rare standalone (yay!) and a surprisingly quick read. I think I read the first 1/4 of it in one sitting. Rogerson's prose is beyond phenomenal. Even though, due to the book's length, we only get a glimpse into this world, she paints it with such beautiful brushstrokes that it sucks you in and holds on tight.
Isobel and Rook make for a fantastically unlikely pair, with clashing qualities that provide a constant mix of charm and hilarity as they fight their way through the fairy lands. The fae's flawless, endless lives are filled with magic, but much of what you see is merely a glamour concealing a poisoned, rotting world beneath. Nearly incapable of human emotion, they live a hollow existence that, despite its longevity, is utterly empty of anything worth living for. As Rook and Isobel grow close, the vicious society and brutal laws of the fae threaten to tear them apart.
With a number of vibrant, unique characters and a friends-to-enemies-to-lovers romance that had me swooning, this one has earned a permanent place on my shelf. I'd reread it just to experience Rogerson's exceptional prose again. Highly recommend this one.