Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Vespertine Review

The Vespertine (The Vespertine, #1)The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
Released March 7th, 2011
Published by Harcourt
304 pages Hardbound

The Vespertine enters in the story in a 1889 Baltimore to the young Amelia van der Broek. She is an eager young lady not used to the strings of young city life, and the dance that is done to socialize. Instead of falling for the upper class boys, the boy of the Fourteenth catches her fancy. Enter in the dashing mysterious artists who takes her eye off the proper marriage males, and into the back streets and shadowed allies that haunt an early America.
The Vespertine is a new historical novel that will set young hearts afire and bring about the feeling of a budding American city and all the different parts to the great city of Baltimore. There are many intriguing characters that cover the pages of this book, and the author's telling weaves your feelings into the story.
I lost a night in these pages that now make me yearn for small calling cards, and a sense of secret adventure.
The Vestpertine was a beautiful, haunting, and romantic novel that is winning the hearts of it's readers.

Favorite Quote:
So, is by saying I scrabble to have what I have and claw to keep it, then I suppose I very much do as I please. I beg you look at me.
And though he could have. though I'd seen it happen to other girls, Nathaniel didn't shake me. And he didn't force my eyes to meet his. He simply said once more, "I beg you."

1 comment:

za.angel said...

Wow, sounds really good. That quote is lovely.

On the WBR list now methinks.