A Forgery of Roses
ISBN: 9780008592462
Published: 2022
She's a portrait artist whose paintings alter people's bodies, which is a talent some would kidnap, blackmail, and worse to control. 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 is she does not complete a special portrait that would resurrect the governor's dead son. Once she arrives at the…

A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S. Olson is an extremely captivating, standalone young adult, light magic, mystery. Stalking Jack the Ripper meets The Picture of Dorian Gray, as main character Myra’s unique ability in painting provokes unwanted interest in her magical talent. Many surprising twists and turns that invite the reader to continue into Myra’s story supporting her sister and investigating a mysterious murder. A fantasy that combines romance, magic, and mystery in a gothic setting, atmospheric and ominous from the very first lines. Would recommend for fans of art, thrillers, and light-fantasy.

Reviewed by Katelyn, Veiwbank College.