Sunday, June 26, 2011

Review: The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell

It’s the summer of 1889, and Amelia van den Broek is new to Baltimore and eager to take in all the pleasures the city has to offer. But her gaiety is interrupted by disturbing, dreamlike visions she has only at sunset—visions that offer glimpses of the future. Soon, friends and strangers alike call on Amelia to hear her prophecies. However, a forbidden romance with Nathaniel, an artist, threatens the new life Amelia is building in Baltimore. This enigmatic young man is keeping secrets of his own—still, Amelia finds herself irrepressibly drawn to him.

When one of her darkest visions comes to pass, Amelia’s world is thrown into chaos. And those around her begin to wonder if she’s not the seer of dark portents, but the cause.
My Take:
From the moment I started this one it grabbed my attention, who knew seeing the future has a price. Amelia has the power and while choosing a suitor she meets someone who doesn't follow the criteria exactly he just takes her breath away. Nathaniel is charming but he doesn't run in the circle he is an artist but he has her attention every single time he is in the room. I really enjoyed the romance between the two and of course those stolen glances shared between the two. Saundra Mitchell delivered an amazing story, with the love, glimpses of what could be and of course being called upon to either deliver good or bad news. This story had me off my feet and by the time I was finished I wanted more and dreaded the end. If you want something to grab your attention get a hold of this one its sure to change everything you think you know.

5/5 Stars

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