Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading and here's how it works:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share a snippet from somewhere on that page but be careful not to include spoilers
My teaser this week is from The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell:
"How strange," Miss Brosmer said.
Poisonous curiosity drove me to turn back. "Is it?"
She held it up, rubbing the imprint of my name with her thumb. "The ink looks like blood."
And truth, in the slanting vermilion light, it did.
THE VESPERTINE (from Goodreads)
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.