Published by Amulet Books on October 14th 2014
Genres: Historical Fiction, Paranormal
Also by this author: In the Shadow of Blackbirds, The Cure for Dreaming, The Uninvited: A Novel
Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to try to hypnotize the rebellion out of her. But the hypnotist, an intriguing young man named Henri Reverie, gives her a terrible gift instead: she’s able to see people’s true natures, manifesting as visions of darkness and goodness, while also unable to speak her true thoughts out loud. These supernatural challenges only make Olivia more determined to speak her mind, and so she’s drawn into a dangerous relationship with the hypnotist and his mysterious motives, all while secretly fighting for the rights of women. Winters breathes new life into history once again with an atmospheric, vividly real story, including archival photos and art from the period throughout.
I was a huge fan of this authors extremely impressive debut novel In the Shadow of Blackbirds and I’ve been anxious for more since. The Cure for Dreaming quite possibly sounds even better. I can’t wait!
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