I can’t even tell you how excited I am to be a part of the Vespertine By Margaret Rogerson Book Tour, hosted by Turn The Page Tours. Check out my review below and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
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.
I was highly anticipating this book ~ it did not disappoint!! Artemisia is training to be a Gray Sister, however she’s always been a little different. She was possessed as a child and they only way to keep the spirit away was to burn herself, so she has many scars. One day when the covenant is attacked a dying Sister passes on the revenant – a extremely powerful spirit. She’s then tasked with saving everyone all while making sure the spirit doesn’t fully possess her and take over.
Quite the page turner, one that will keep you up at night saying “just one more chapter”. The pacing is fast without any dull moments. Twists and turns that blew me away. The characters are all amazing with such diverse personalities. The conclusion was final but with room to expand (I hope it does). It’s got that Dark Academia feel to it. Overall I thought it was an amazing book and will definitely read a sequel if and when it comes.
Huge thanks to Turn The Page Tours, Margaret Rogerson and Simon Teen for my gifted copy. All opinions are my own.
About The Author
Margaret Rogerson is the author of theNew York TimesbestsellersAn 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.
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Up for grabs on the book blog tour is two (2️⃣) 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
Huge thanks to everyone who stopped in today, enjoy the rest of your day!