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A FORGERY OF ROSES By Jessica S. Olson Receives Two Starred Reviews!

A FORGERY OF ROSES, Jessica S. Olson’s newest YA fantasy with HarperCollins/Inkyard Press, is hotly anticipated after the success of her debut SING ME FORGOTTEN. Critics are just as excited about the book as we are–so far, it’s received two starred reviews!


A FORGERY OF ROSES follows Myra Whitlock, a portrait artist who can alter people’s physicality with her painting. Myra’s story masterfully blends a heart-pounding murder mystery and a swoon-worthy romance arc, also featuring bright secondary characters like her love interest August and sister Lucy. In its starred review, Kirkus calls the book “a heady blend of the fantastical, the murderous, and the romantic.” Kirkus also notes that the story


School Library journal concurs, also awarding FORGERY a star! They conclude, “A triumphant second novel, Olson’s not-to-be-missed tale of intrigue has something for everyone.”


A FORGERY OF ROSES has also been popular with esteemed authors. Adalyn Grace, NYT bestselling author of ALL THE STARS AND TEETH, calls it “marvelously magical and steeping with mystery,” saying too that “A FORGERY OF ROSES checks all the boxes you could want in a fantasy.” Meanwhile, acclaimed author Diana Urban calls Olson’s novel “A deliciously twisted gothic fantasy you’ll want to read again and again.”


McIntosh & Otis couldn’t be happier for Jessica, or more excited for A FORGERY OF ROSES to release! Visit her website and pre-order now from HarperCollins, Bookshop.org, IndieBound, Barnes & Noble, or your local indie! The audiobook is available for pre-order as well.