The Raven's Tale
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!" "Dark and mysterious." , Seventeen.com "Finely crafted. . .with gorgeous, Poe-inspired phrases", Kirkus Reviews "Eerie, macabre, and appropriately esoteric", Booklist "Elegantly scripted. . .[A] well-researched and darkly entertaining tale", Publishers Weekly
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. www.catwinters.com.