The Vaspertine

Title: The Vespertine

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Imprint:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Pub Date: 3rd July 2011

ISBN: 9780547482477

Author: Saundra Mitchell

The Vaspertine shocked me. In a very good way, that is. This is such a beautiful book. It has dream-like quality to it where fantasy and reality were interwoven together oh so delicately.

The prose in this book was so beautiful that it amuses me, and I was really intrigued with the Victorian setting.

One would have to appreciate literature and the beauty of creative writing to be able to enjoy this book.

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. Highly recommended to those who appreciate stories written in the Victorian era.

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Book description:

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.