Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson — Blog Tour & Giveaway

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Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

Vespertine by Margaret RogersonPublisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Release Date: October 5, 2021

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Summary:

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.


Book Links

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56980403-vespertine

Book Purchase links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Vespertine-Margaret-Rogerson/dp/153447711X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=vespertine&qid=1632664094&sr=8-1

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/vespertine-margaret-rogerson/1138779268?ean=9781534477117

Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Vespertine-Margaret-Rogerson/9781534477117?ref=grid-view&qid=1632664108579&sr=1-1

Indiebound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781534477117


Margaret Rogerson High Resolution (1)Author Bio:

Margaret Rogerson is the author of theNew York TimesbestsellersAn Enchantment of RavensandSorcery 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


Author Links

http://www.margaretrogerson.com/

https://twitter.com/MarRogerson

https://www.instagram.com/margaret_rogerson/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15455603.Margaret_Rogerson


Review: 5 Stars

I was so thrilled to get a review copy of Vespertine. I’ve never read anything by Margaret Rogerson, but I’ve heard so many of my friends rave about her books. All of her books have been on my TBR since they first came out and I was really eager to check out Vespertine and see what I thought of her writing. I had heard that Margaret Rogerson’s writing was really lyrical, so I was nervous that Vespertine would be slow paced and overly descriptive. I am so thrilled to share that I loved every minute of this book. Vespertine is a dark fantasy that absolutely blew me away.

I really connected with Artemisia right away. She’s not your typical heroine, she’s an introverted outcast who has been through some horrific trauma and struggles with social anxiety. But she’s also an incredibly brave and selfless person. As someone who has experienced a lot of trauma myself it was really important to me how this was represented and I loved the way it was handled here. While Artemisia struggles with her past, it doesn’t define her and at times it helps empower her to fight back and be brave. I loved Artemisia’s personality, she was spunky and her compassion for others was a huge driving force behind her motivations.

The world building and magic system were both done exceptionally well. The world definitely has some middle ages vibes to it and a really dark feel. I was a little nervous that a book about a nun would be boring, but I found the religious magic system and history to be absolutely fascinating. I found the hierarchy of spirits especially interesting. I loved seeing each kind of spirit manifest during the book and thought that it was interesting that the spirits manifested in different ways based on the way they died. The setting gave me Game of Thrones vibes. It was really vivid and came to life in my mind so easily. I was really impressed with how descriptive the writing was without suffering any pacing issues.

Part of the reason I was so nervous to pick this book up is that I thought it would be slow paced or that I wouldn’t enjoy the writing style. Right away I knew that I was going to love this book because it had me captivated by the end of the first chapter. Vespertine jumps right into the action and maintains a fast pace throughout the entire novel. What really amazed me was how Margaret Rogerson balanced action packed scenes with lyrical writing, because I honestly don’t think I’ve ever read a book that was filled with so much action have such beautiful prose. Margaret Rogerson is a master at showing the readers things rather than just telling them. I loved some of her poetic metaphors and found myself highlighting entire passages. Her writing made it easy to connect with Artemisia and become emotionally invested in her journey.

Honestly, it’s hard for me to express just how much I truly loved this book. I really didn’t know what to expect since this was my first experience with Margaret Rogerson’s writing, but I was truly blown away. I was so thrilled to discover that this book was fast paced and full of action, but also had such beautiful prose. I loved Artemisia so much and I was incredibly invested in her story. I am super excited that this is a duology and I will get more of this story. I’m also excited to check out Margaret Rogerson’s previous two books because I already know that I will love them!


Giveaway!

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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Blog Tour Schedule

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


Instagram Tour Schedule

September 27

Turn the Page Tours – Welcome Post
Technicolorybooks – Book Review
Glitterbrunch – Blogger’s Choice
Tralynsbookbag – Blogger’s Choice
Bookish.reader.elle – Book Review

September 28

Readingmypages – Book Review
Annareadswithcats – Book Review
Emmesbooks – Blogger’s Choice
Chasingchapters_ – Blogger’s Choice
Agingerlyreview – Blogger’s Choice
Wilcoxmandy – Blogger’s Choice

September 29

We.write.at.dawn – Blogger’s Choice
Thebookscript – Book Review
Christinaa.abridged – Blogger’s Choice
Brinnsbooks – Blogger’s Choice
Yourlocalbookreader – Book Review
Sheafandink – Blogger’s Choice

September 30

Onemused – Book Review
A_bookishg_dream – Blogger’s Choice
Bookbriefs – Blogger’s Choice
Eclecticbookwrm – Blogger’s Choice
Shelf_blame – Book Review
Idreaminbooks – Blogger’s Choice

October 1

Jenabrownwrites – Blogger’s Choice
Hagerfamilyreads – Book Review
Uponthebooktower – Blogger’s Choice
Offictionandfantasy – Blogger’s Choice
Radusreads – Book Review

October 2

Simplybeccamee – Book Review
Stuck.in.the.stacks – Blogger’s Choice
Thereadingcornerforall – Blogger’s Choice
Justiceforreaders – Blogger’s Choice
Thebookoffaerie – Book Review
Bookloversbookreviews – Blogger’s Choice

October 3

Abronxlatinareads – Blogger’s Choice
Avnireads – Blogger’s Choice
Jenerallyreading – Blogger’s Choice
Novelsistah – Book Review
Djreadsbooks – Book Review
Saramackenzi_reads – Blogger’s Choice

October 4

The.book.nerd.fox – Book Review
Books_over_everything – Blogger’s Choice
Popthebutterfly – Blogger’s Choice
Stp_reads – Blogger’s Choice
Feliciareads11 – Blogger’s Choice

October 5

Moonlight_rendezvous – Blogger’s Choice
Thindbooks – Blogger’s Choice
Hoardingbooks.herdingcats – Book Review
Kaitplusbooks – Blogger’s Choice
Bookishlove85 – Book Review

October 6

Theenchantedshelf – Book Review, Favorite Quotes
Celiamcmahonreads – Blogger’s Choice
Violet_starlightbooks11 – Book Review
Balancing_books_and_beauties – Blogger’s Choice
Bookish.heidi – Book Review

October 7

Anovelkingdom – Book Review
Srbetler – Blogger’s Choice
Zombiepandabooks – Book Review
Quilltreefox – Blogger’s Choice
BookdragonsTBR – Blogger’s Choice
Ladyreadsalot_ – Blogger’s Choice

October 8

Skygoddess1 – Blogger’s Choice
Allbookedup95 – Book Review
Bmorebiblio – Blogger’s Choice
Hardcoverhaven – Blogger’s Choice
Darjeeling_and_jade – Book Review

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