“Mitchell depicts Victorian middle-class society with real flair. Her descriptions of the girls ring vibrantly true. … Both the forbidden romance and the Vespers visions work to keep readers’ interest high. A nifty surprise ending ices the cake.” (Kirkus, 2/15/11)
“This historical paranormal romance, taking place in 1889 Baltimore, is equal parts vivid period detail, gothic melodrama, and foreboding premonitions coming true. . . . An absorbing tale.” (Booklist, 3/15/11)
“Richly conceived… . Fans of Libba Bray’s A Great and Terrible Beauty will find themselves enchanted by this atmospheric tale.” (The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, 4/11)
“For teens who enjoy gothic romances, there is much to savor.” 4Q, 5P, Highlighted Review (VOYA, 6/11/11)
“Evocative language combines with period vocabulary and detail to create a mood piece one would never want to deny.” (School Library Journal, 4/11)