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Thursday, September 22, 2011


The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
 Pages: 293
 Series: The Vespertine # 1
Release Date: March 7, 2011
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books

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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.

Okay, this book was so confusing! I love Amelia and her visions. I love the author's details, but it was all so confusing. I got lost like in the first few pages and had to read it again and that rarely happens. The pace was painfully slow for like half of the book. The confusion and the slowness, I would give that part two stars.

The cover is a three and a half, because I saw that cover before in different colors and it don't interested me anymore.

But it was a good read still if you just ignore the confusions. I really like the main character, Amelia. She is definitely crazy, a madwoman, but that is why she's so interesting and her attachment to the handsome Nathaniel who a man that is perfect for Amelia, the first man in a book that I don't want for myself.

I might be crazy, but I do recommends this book if you like a hint of otherworldly power mixed with historical fiction.

★  4/5 Stars

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