Obviously since this is The Vespertine week on Tattooed Books, I'm featuring the namesake book for my Waiting on Wednesday. Harcourt Children's Books has slated this wondrous book for a March 7th release & I for one cannot WAIT to get my hands on a finished copy.
Obviously I've already read this fantastic book and you can check out my thoughts here. I must admit that, as far as historical fiction in YA goes, this makes the top of list along with Anna Godbersen's Luxe series. While their time frames overlap, the divergent settings allow for a different experience. I assure you that this book holds up to its competition.
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.