Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson
Narrated by Caitlin Davies
Simon & Schuster Audiobooks
Publication Date: October 5, 2021
In order to save her fellow Gray Sisters, Artemisia accepts the saint’s relic and takes on the spirit of a revenant. She must battle for control of her own body while uncovering the truths buried in the past about revenants and creating, controlling and using a relic.
Davies breathes life into both Artemisia and her revenant with fitting voices and amusing banter. This fantasy world is a perfect backdrop for growth and learning as characters discover more about who they are and what they are willing to do. The magic and mysticism as well as a healthy dose of mystery make this book an adventure. Give to readers who enjoyed The Raven Boys and The Bone Witch.
Other Nominated Titles:
- Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi; narrated by Bahni Turpin (2/15/2022)
- Gallant by V.E. Schwab; narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt (3/1/2022)
The Selected Lists teams read throughout the year in search of the best titles published in their respective categories. Once a book is suggested (either internally or through the title suggestion form), it must pass through a review process to be designated an official nomination.
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