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User Review  - Ceilidhann - LibraryThing

Starting off with the positives, I thoroughly enjoyed the prose. It was enjoyable to read and didnít feel overdone or pretentious. With such period settings, especially when written in 1st person, it ... Read full review

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User Review  - sensitivemuse - LibraryThing

This was an okay book. Certainly not the best, but it had itís moments where it did engage me as a reader. The book had some gothic overtones and the setting of the story (which was Victorian but in ... Read full review

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User Review  - leftik - LibraryThing

The Vespertine is a gorgeously written, paranormal novel with the lush historical setting of turn-of-the-century Baltimore to serve as its backdrop. I enjoyed the development of characters - slow and ... Read full review

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User Review  - A_Reader_of_Fictions - LibraryThing

Amelia lived a rather boring, country life in Maine until she was sent to spend a season with cousins in Baltimore. During this time, she was intended to meet a man of good station and get married ... Read full review

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User Review  - maureene87 - LibraryThing

I sort of ran out of time and didnít formally review this one, but I loved it! At first I was majorly skeptical, given the rise in books that pretend to be Victorian but are actually just modern books ... Read full review

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User Review  - DarkFaerieTales - LibraryThing

Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales Quick & Dirty: Romance and paranormal talents consume the life of one teenage girl in Victorian America leaving a path of death and destruction in her path ... Read full review

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User Review  - pacey1927 - LibraryThing

I love picking up a random book and finding out to my surprise that I love it. This is what happened when I read "The Vespertine" recently. I actually received an arc copy of the follow up novel "The ... Read full review

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This was an okay book. Certainly not the best, but it had itís moments where it did engage me as a reader. The book had some gothic overtones and the setting of the story (which was Victorian but in the USA era) was interesting - which kept my curiosity going. I really enjoyed reading about Amelia because she didnít care what others thought of her or what society thought. She did whatever she wanted to do despite the consequences.
I really liked her paired up with Zora. They were like two kindred spirits and made an interesting duo to read. The other characters were also pretty good. Iím trying to figure out whether Nathaniel is some other worldly creature, or just someone with paranormal powers. I was a bit confused there (Iím sure thatís probably explained in the other two books)
What bugged me about this book is, it went at such a great pace, and then halfway through the book it slows to the pace of waiting for the entire carton of molasses to empty. It goes SUPER SLOW. Almost to the point where I wanted to give up the book. Iím not sure why it became this way, after being halfway in the book youíre then set back on pace and the book gets interesting in the end. In fact itís the ending that makes up for the snailís pace. Sort of.
Worth a read and if possible, try and work your way through the snail trail in the book. The ending makes the reading worth it. Otherwise if you donít have the patience, you might as well pass this one by.
 

Review: The Vespertine (The Vespertine #1)

User Review  - Skye - Goodreads

The Vespertine is set in 1889 Baltimore, where our protagonist, Amelia, is sent by her brother, August, to find a suitable husband. There, she stays with the Stewards and quickly finds herself friends ... Read full review

Review: The Vespertine (The Vespertine #1)

User Review  - Sophie Riggsby - Goodreads

Review/Giveaway published on 4/7/2012 on Page Turners Blog. Giveaway ends on 4/17/12 http://www.pageturnersblog.com/2012/0... A rustle of silk. An empty dance card. And the wait, that agonizing wait ... Read full review


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