Young Adult Review: A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S. Olson

Posted March 27, 2022 by jrsbookr in Fantasy / 1 Comment

Young Adult Review: A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S. Olson

by Jessica S. Olson
Young Adult Review: A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S. OlsonA Forgery of Roses Published by Harlequin, Inkyard Press on March 29, 2022
Source: Netgalley Arc
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Art, Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Historical, Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Romance, Young Adult Fiction / Historical / Europe
Pages: 304
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Format: Ebook Arc
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From the author of Sing Me Forgotten comes a lush new fantasy novel with an art-based magic system, romance, and murder…

Myra has a gift many would kidnap, blackmail, and worse to control: she’s a portrait artist whose paintings alter people’s bodies. Guarding that secret is the only way to keep her younger sister safe now that their parents are gone. But one frigid night, the governor’s wife discovers the truth and threatens to expose Myra if she does not complete a special portrait that would resurrect the governor's dead son.

Once she arrives at the legendary stone mansion, however, it becomes clear the boy’s death was no accident. A killer stalks these halls--one disturbingly obsessed with portrait magic. Desperate to get out of the manor as quickly as possible, Myra turns to the governor’s older son for help completing the painting before the secret she spent her life concealing makes her the killer’s next victim.



The mysterious disappearance of parents, unique magic system connection to painting, the murder of a famous royal, and a pair of siblings desperate to survive are the themes you find embedded in the pages of A Forgery of Roses. You won’t be able to put this excellent enchanting novel down tell you have unraveled who murder the famous will and whether or not Myra will end up with the brother, save her sister and find her parents. I was engaged the entire time I read this book, and the attention to detail that the author painted on the pages as the Prodigies painted was done so well. I have not read her other book yet, but now I want to go back and see if it is just as unique as this one.


About Jessica S. Olson

Jessica S. Olson claims New Hampshire as her home, but has somehow found herself in Texas, where she spends most of her time singing praises to the inventor of the air conditioner. When she’s not hiding from the heat, she’s corralling her three wild—but adorable—children, dreaming up stories about kissing and murder and magic, and eating peanut butter by the spoonful straight from the jar. She earned a bachelor’s in English with minors in editing and French, which essentially means she spent all of her university time reading and eating French pastries. Sing Me Forgotten is her debut novel.

Jessica is represented by Christa Heschke of McIntosh & Otis Literary Agency.

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