Cover Crush: Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson
Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson is a eerie & dark fantasy releasing just in time for all your fall spooky reads! Not only are the malevolent spirits taking over the lands, but our main character must invoke a revenant to possess her in order to save them all, but will it take over her first? The cover is a stunning illustration by the now, very recognizable Charlie Bowater, which has graced both of Margaret’s previous works. Team BookCrushin absolutely stans Margaret’s style of writing and can’t wait for this one to rip our hearts out, I mean, hit shelves, next week on October 5th!
Vespertineby Margaret Rogerson
Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Books
on October 5, 2021
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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.