Book Tour: Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

Vespertine by: Margaret Rogerson

Release Date: October 5th, 2021

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Pages: 400

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Synopsis

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.


Review

Thank you immensely to Turn the Page Tours and author Margaret Rogerson for sending me an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The rest of the Tour Schedule can be found below.

There are quite a few things that I found truly makes this book stand out. To start Artemisia was so unlike any character I have ever read about. The way that she reacts to certain situations and her responses to problem solving made this a very unique and refreshing read. I felt that I could actually relate to the choices she makes throughout the book. The relationship that she builds with the dark spirit attached to her was very unexpected and added a nice surprising element to the novel as well. Rogerson’s descriptions of the Revenant and other Spirits in the book were very well placed and I found myself not having to flip to the Spirit Glossary as much as I thought I would have. The way that she builds her world around these Spirits and the religion they brought about caused me not be able to put this book down. I was so eager to learn more about this world and to find out more about Artemisia’s place in it.

October is truly the perfect month to pick up this haunting, paranormal read. I would definitely recommend this book to readers who find different types of ghosts and hauntings enjoyable.


Favorite Quotes

I grimly held on as it railed against its fate, its deliberate struggle giving way to frenzied clawing, clawing and shrieking, wordless in its rage. And as my consciousness faded, I gripped it tightly and bore it sown with me into the dark.

Vespertine, Chapter 4

If there is one thing I can rely upon, it’s the reassuring dependability of human idiocy. Give your kind a century or so, and they’ll happily repeat the exact same mistakes that nearly wiped them all out a few generations before.

Vespertine, Chapter 5

If She wouldn’t listen to me, I would make Her regret it.

Vespertine, Chapter 28

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Meet the Author

Margaret Rogerson is the author of the New York Times Bestseller 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.

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Turn the Page Tours Schedule: Vespertine (Book Blog)

September 27

Turn the Page Tours – Welcome Post/Author Interview
Dear Rivarie – Book Review, Favorite Quotes
The Tattooed Librarian – Book Review
Tralyns Book Bag – Book Review, Favorite Things About Vespertine

September 28

Emelie’s Books – Book Review, Favorite Quotes
Chasing Chapters – Book Review, Favorite Quotes
A Gingerly Review – Book Review
Devouring Books – Book Review

September 29

We Write at Dawn – Book Review, Favorite Quotes
Owl Abridged – Book Review, Favorite Things About Vespertine
Brinn’s Books – Book Review
Sheaf and Ink – Book Review

September 30

A Bookish Dream – Book Review
Book Briefs – Book Review
Bookwrm Bonomini – Book Review, Favorite Quotes
I Dream in Books – Book Review, Favorite Quotes

October 1

Jena Brown Writes – Book Review, Favorite Quotes
Upon the Book Tower – Book Review, Favorite Things About Vespertine
Vivaciously Vintage – Book Review
My World of Books – Book Review

October 2

Stuck in the Stacks – Book Review
The Reading Corner for All – Book Review, Favorite Things About Vespertine
Justice for Readers – Book Review, Favorite Quotes
Book Lover’s Book Reviews – Book Review

October 3

A Bronx Latina Reads – Book Review
Avni Reads – Book Review, Favorite Quotes
Jenerally Reading – Book Review, Favorite Quotes
Sara Mackenzi Reads – Book Review

October 4

Books Over Everything – Book Review
Pop the Butterfly – Book Review
Stephanie’s Reads – Book Review
Stuck in Fiction – Book Review, Favorite Quotes

October 5

Moonlight Rendezvous – Book Review, Favorite Quotes
Thind Books – Book Review
Kait Plus Books – Book Review
Whimsical Dragonette – Book Review, Favorite Quotes

October 6

Celia’s Reads – Book Review
Balancing Books and Beauties – Book Review, Favorite Things About Vespertine
Confessions of a Reading Addict – Book Review
Dana’s Book Garden – Book Review1, Favorite Quotes

October 7

The Bookwrym’s Den – Book Review, Favorite Quotes
Quill Tree Fox – Book Review
The Momma Spot – Book Review
Lady Readsalot Reviews – Book Review

October 8

Reading Stewardess – Book Review
Baltimore Bibliophile – Book Review
Hardcover Haven – Book Review, Favorite Quotes
Literary Delirium – Book Review


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