September 05, 2019

#BookReview: The Raven's Tale by @catwinters @ABRAMSbooks ‏#TheRavensTale

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Edgar Poe counts down the days until he can escape his foster family—the wealthy Allans of Richmond, Virginia. 

He hungers for his upcoming life as a student at the prestigious new university, almost as much as he longs to marry his beloved Elmira Royster. 

However, on the brink of his departure, all his plans go awry when a macabre Muse named Lenore appears to him. 

Muses are frightful creatures that lead Artists down a path of ruin and disgrace, and no respectable person could possibly understand or accept them. 

But Lenore steps out of the shadows with one request: “Let them see me!”
About the Author:  Cat Winters is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novels Odd & True, The Steep and Thorny Way, The Cure for Dreaming, and In the Shadow of Blackbirds, which collected three starred reviews and was a finalist for the William C. Morris Award for debut YA fiction. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
My Review: I will not be saying too much about this book because its one of those titles that if I say too much it will give things away.  However, this is for those who love classics and Edgar Allen Poe!  If those two are up your alley then you totally need to read this one!! Its dual POV and had a wonderful set of characters and setting.  I loved it and could not put it down!! And that cover is just so GORGEOUS. 

"A captivating and intensively researched tribute to the famous poet and his Gothic muse." ―A.G. Howard, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Splintered Series

"Several of Poe's most well-known works enhance the narrative, complemented by the author's own finely crafted writing that flows with gorgeous, Poe-inspired phrases . . . A labor of literary love that will appeal to fans of Gothic horror and anyone who has ever had to assuage a determined muse." Kirkus Reviews

"Winters (Odd & True) delves into the life of young Edgar Allan Poe in this elegantly scripted, detailed exploration of a world in which muses take corporeal form . . . This well-researched and darkly entertaining tale serves as an excellent introduction to Poe and his classic works." Publishers Weekly

" . . . a probing, fictional glimpse into the early life and career of one of the world's most notable writers. Eerie, macabre, and appropriately esoteric, Winters' (Odd and True, 2017) story of a mysterious soul will speak to literary teens." ―Booklist

"Spellbinding, imaginative, whimsical, and unforgettable. A rattling good tale that is worthy of the master poet himself." ―Dwight L. MacPherson, author of The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe, co-host of The Raven Lunatics

". . . teen fans of Poe's poetry will learn about his life and the included verses will create new fans." ―School Library Journal

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