Monday, November 7, 2016

Review: In the Blue Hour by Elizabeth Hall

In the Blue Hour
by Elizabeth Hall

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 316
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Elise Brooks dreams of a car accident on an icy road. Weeks later, her beloved husband, Michael, is killed in just such a crash. Now, overcome with grief and uncertainty, Elise believes his spirit may be following her in the form of a raven, trying to tell her something from beyond the grave.

Desperate to understand the signs, Elise embraces both the Native American wisdom she grew up with and the world of psychics and seers. So when a tarot-card reader suggests she take a journey to the mysterious address found in Michael’s old jacket, she embarks on a cross-country trek to follow the clues.
Accompanied by Tom Dugan, an engineer and scientist who does not believe in psychics, mediums, or the hoodoo “conjure woman” they encounter on the road, Elise navigates the rituals and omens of the spirit world in an attempt to unravel the mystery of her husband’s message.

Kritters Thoughts:  This one was a little out of my comfort zone due to the subject matter, but every once in a while I like to stretch and make myself a little uncomfortable when I read!  I don't tend to really adhere to the belief of other worldly spirits and ghosts floating around, maybe because I haven't had an interaction yet with one (that I know of!), so I decided to join this tour to read the book to see if it may change my view.  

First, the reason I was able to stick with the book is the character Elise.  Yes, she was a believer from the beginning and was open to being led by spirits and her gut feeling, but she wasn't took quirky and weird.  She still felt real.  There is a chance I would have quit the book if it hadn't been for her and how the author wrote her.  

A road trip happens in this book and I started to like the book more once it started moving.  It was getting to a point where it felt as though it wasn't moving forward and once they got in the car and started traveling, it started getting better for me.  

So I liked the push out the comfort zone, but for some reason I felt like it took too long to come together and I wanted more of the book to happen after the big reveal.  I appreciated how it came together just wish it had happened sooner.  Hopefully that isn't too spoilerie!  

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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