Hey friends! I am so excited to share this amazing book with you all today! Keep reading to learn more and read my thoughts about it and enter a giveaway!!
About the Book:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Sorcery of Thorns and An Enchantment of Ravens comes a thrilling new YA fantasy about a teen girl with mythic abilities who must defend her world against restless spirits of the dead.
The dead of Loraille do not rest.
Artemisia is training to be a Gray Sister, a nun who cleanses the bodies of the deceased so that their souls can pass on; otherwise, they will rise as spirits with a ravenous hunger for the living. She would rather deal with the dead than the living, who trade whispers about her scarred hands and troubled past.
When her convent is attacked by possessed soldiers, Artemisia defends it by awakening an ancient spirit bound to a saint’s relic. It is a revenant, a malevolent being that threatens to possess her the moment she drops her guard. Wielding its extraordinary power almost consumes her—but death has come to Loraille, and only a vespertine, a priestess trained to wield a high relic, has any chance of stopping it. With all knowledge of vespertines lost to time, Artemisia turns to the last remaining expert for help: the revenant itself.
As she unravels a sinister mystery of saints, secrets, and dark magic, her bond with the revenant grows. And when a hidden evil begins to surface, she discovers that facing this enemy might require her to betray everything she has been taught to believe—if the revenant doesn’t betray her first.
About the Author:
Margaret Rogerson is the author of the New York Times bestsellers An Enchantment of Ravens and Sorcery of Thorns. She has a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from Miami University. When not reading or writing she enjoys sketching, gaming, making pudding, and watching more documentaries than is socially acceptable (according to some). She lives near Cincinnati, Ohio, beside a garden full of hummingbirds and roses. Visit her at MargaretRogerson.com.
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the idea being the different spirits, what the can do, and how they can be used. I loved Artemisia’s strength. The revenant annoyed me at times, but it makes sense that they are that way after so long. I wish there was a little more of their history. The pacing of this book made it a little too slow for me at times, but I really liked the main character, so I think that made up for it.
Also, Margaret Rodgerson’s writing blew me away again. I adored An Enchantment Of Ravens and Sorcery of Thorns so much that I knew loving this w=book was a given.
Warning though: There was basically no romance, which was a nice change for me. I know that might turn some readers off from this book, so be warned. I always look forward to what this author will come out with next.
“If I could read humans’ minds, I wouldn’t have ended up trapped inside a little girl’s finger bone.”
“The revenant might be a monster, but it was my monster.”
Up for grabs on the book blog tour is two (2) copies of VESPERTINE by Margaret Rogerson, one a physical finished copy and one a digital copy.
- Open USA only.
- Giveaway starts: Monday, September 27, 2021
- Giveaway ends: Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. CDT
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