Can't Wait Wednesday

Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson {Can’t Wait Wednesday}

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  However, as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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Today’s selection and book I’m excitedly awaiting is:

Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson


by Margaret Rogerson
Young Adult – Fantasy
September 28th 2021 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

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.

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So you may or may not know that Margaret Rogerson’s Sorcery of Thorns is one of my all-time favorite books. And though I didn’t love it as much, I still very much enjoyed her debut An Enchantment of Ravens. So yes, Margaret Rogerson has definitely become an auto-buy author for me.

And then, this book is described by the author herself as “medieval Venom starring a nun and a ghost. It’s about a girl training to be a nun who awakens an ancient spirit bound to a saint’s relic, and becomes a Joan of Arc type figure as she wields its power to battle the undead.”

And I am here just like SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY! Also, are we September yet?

Tell Me:
Will you be reading this book?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. Wow- what a beautiful cover. This sounds FABULOUS.

    1. The cover is indeed so beautiful!

  2. I’m *quite* excited for this one too! It sounds so good and I enjoyed reading the first chapter 😂 Now I want more! Also, this cover 😍

    1. Haha I try not to read first chapter previews because I’m way too impatient 🙂 The cover is so gorgeous indeed!

  3. The convent setting and the nun character are really unique!

    1. It does sound like nothing I’ve read before!

  4. First of all the cover looks awesome and second I love Margaret Roger son’s books. I don’t know how I’ve never heard about this upcoming book. Thank you for sharing and hope you enjoy!

    1. The cover does look gorgeous! I only just found out about this last week too, and I love her books so I got super excited immediately haha 🙂

  5. I love this cover so much!

    1. All her covers are so gorgeous!

      1. I agree. I’ve definitely purchased one of her books just because of the cover. I’ll be getting this one, too.

  6. This sounds so good! Here is my post-

    1. It does sound so good!

  7. I feel like I didn’t know this book was coming?! 😱

    1. I only found out last week as well, and I may have screamed a little haha 🙂

  8. I’ll definitely be checking this one out! I haven’t read Sorcery of Thorns yet but I loved An Enchantment of Ravens. And I love the cover for this one

    1. The cover is indeed so beautiful!

  9. Ooh, I had no idea Margaret Rogerson had another book coming out! This sounds amazing, I’ll be adding this one to my TBR now, too. I hope you enjoy it once you get your hands on it! 🙂

    1. Thanks, hope it’ll live up to both our expectations! 🙂

  10. I just saw this one on another blog and got excited because I didn’t even realize she had a new book coming out this fall. It sounds so good!

    1. I only just found out last week too, and I loved it immediately 🙂

  11. This is a popular pick today and you kind of had me at restless spirits of the dead. Awesome cover too.

    1. I can see why it’s a popular pick, so excited for it 🙂

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