Sunday, May 20, 2012

Review: The Springsweet By: Saundra Mitchell

The Springsweet (The Vespertine, #2)The Springsweet by Saundra Mitchell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There is something unique and beautiful the way Ms. Mitchell writes, the descriptions, the prose, I almost believe it to be poetry - a what a beautiful poetic story of The Springsweet (the follow up of The Vespertine). Her writing style left no disappointments as the saga continues, but this time with Zora Stewart as the main character.

From Baltimore, to the territories, Zora finds that her special gift is that of water. - I love that through the Vespertine and this the elements play a strong role to the main characters - she is able to see the winding ways of water beneath the surface.

Being ruined, on purpose, at a party in Baltimore, Zora's mom sends her off to her sister, Birdie - a widow and mother. On the way there her coach gets held up and she meets an unusual knight in shining armor - Emerson Birch. Another figure comes out of the past following Zora, that of Theo de la Criox (the one who she got to "ruin" her), to be a suitor.

As Zora comes to embrace the wilderness around her, she comes to embrace herself, conquer the grief that has plagued her, and use her newfounded gifts to new possibilities.

LOVE! LOVE! Love this books, with the characters coming off the pages, this is one book that is a must read.

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