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.
Happy Music Monday! This is a weekly feature hosted here at Gone with the Words where I post a video of a song that reminds me of something or someone I’ve read, anything that relates to it in my mind. I’d love to know what songs remind you of certain books or character. Create a post and leave the link or just tell me about them in the comments!!
I really enjoyed reading The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell (read my review HERE to learn more about it!), and one of my favorite scenes is when Amelia and Zora go to a dance and are there with Nathaniel and Thomas. The feeling of being with someone who completely captivates you…it’s amazing.I felt this song, Stolen by Dashboard Confessional, captured what I imagine each one of them felt by the end of the night. Or, really, how I felt for them. :) Here are some lines from it that made me think of Amelia & Nathaniel and Zora & Thomas.
We watch the season pull up its own stakes
And catch the last weekend of the last week
Before the gold and the glimmer have been replaced,
Another sun soaked season fades away
You have stolen my heart
Invitation only, grand farewells
Crash the best one, of the best ones
And from the ballroom floor we are in celebration
One good stretch before our hibernation
Our dreams assured and we all, will sleep well
I watch you spin around in your highest heels
You are the best one, of the best ones
We all look like we feel