I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.
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!”
4/5 ⭐️ This book releases April 16th.
This story was richly dark and everything I didn’t realize I wanted. Uck, so atmospheric!! Please pick this book up if you love Poe as much as I do. It was so interesting and cool to read. Cat Winters weaves myth and reality together so expertly!