Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell

It is 1889, and Amelia van den Broek is shipped off to her cousin’s house in hopes of finding a worthy match. At the cousin’s house, Amelia meets a charming young man named Nathaniel who steals her heart. Trying to hide her forbidden romance, she spends the rest of her time with her cousin’s daughter, who soon becomes her best friend. One day, Amelia finds out something new about herself; she can see into the future. The word about her visions soon gets around, and she is in demand from all sorts of people. Nevertheless, will her visions bring her happiness and friendships or, will they only bring her to her demise?

Saundra Mitchell has put together a wonderful story. This book holds suspense, romance, friendships, and betrayals on every page. She did a good job of telling Amelia’s story, but there is room for improvement. The flash-forward parts of the book are nice, but at times, they are a bit confusing. However, I would definitely recommend this book to ages 13 and up.

Reviewer Age:13
Reviewer City, State and Country: Fresno, California USA