When I first started reading The Vespertine, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. As I haven't read anything else from the Author or heard anything about her, I figured the story would either be brilliant or completely rubbish. I wasn’t disappointed. The story starts off dark and angry, while the Gothic writing draws you in and makes you read more. The scenes are very vivid and easy to imagine, which draws you into the story even more. The beginning was confusing for me as I wasn't quite sure what was happening but after reading more of the book I re-read the first chapter and everything made much more sense. Read the rest of the review at ComaCalm's Corner!