In the book Out of the Darkness by Katy Hogan, we meet Jessica who is still grieving the loss of her mother, who passed away almost a year ago. She can’t seem to stop thinking about all of the things that her and her mother used to do, and all of the things that she will be missing now that her mom is gone, and it’s taking over her life. Then she meets Finn, who sort of sweets her off her feet-and with that she finds that she is pregnant, and now has a whole new slew of problems that show up on her doorstep.
Then there is Alex, who just moved in near Jessica and they become fast friends. Alex has some issues of her own, when weird things start to happen to her. She wants to consult a medium about all of the strange happenings that are occurring in her apartment, and who to better accompany her than her new friend Jessica? She decides to drag Jessica along, and they found out there is more than meets the eye in this world.
Finally, we meet Hannah. Hannah is sort of a “push-over” and has a hard time speaking up for herself. She connects with the other two girls, and the way that these three women find each other, and how their stories intertwine is incredible and really shows that believing in something higher than ourselves can take us a long way.
The most impeccable aspect of this book was how the supernatural world was interwoven in each story, and how it created a mystical feel to the story. I really enjoyed that and it gave me a little bit of a tingly feeling, like I was also part of that supernatural aspect. I don’t really know how to explain it. At first I thought that this book was going to be very dark, and it actually pulled me down mentally. I suffer from depression as you all know, and sometimes it’s hard to read books about people feeling depressed because it puts me into a funk, but I kept reminding myself that this was a story about hope and love, and I persevered through those hard feelings and really like what I found on the other side.
If you are looking for a magical tale, please pick up this book. It was incredible. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars, and I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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