Y’all I really wanted to like this book but it was just a ★★★ for me. I only give ★ and ★★ ratings if I DNF a book and I did finish this book. The concept is really great, and I enjoyed the premise but it felt sooooo long, and it’s only 300pages!
Michelle stumbles into an alternative realty, after going searching for her husband who goes missing at their cabin on Souder hill. In this alternative reality, she learns about witches and that the original owner of her cabin, is still alive and well. This new reality is close enough to the Michelle’s reality, that it was sometimes hard to keep track of which reality things needed to be in. Utilmately this is a story of the efforts one women makes to get back to her reality but also to understand what is really ‘real’ around her.
Marked down as a thriller/ mystery, this book fell more under supernatural for me. It was 1/3 mystery, 1/3 witchy, and 1/3 trying to be horror story. The main theme of the book though really threw this into the supernatural realm and genre. The multiple dimensional aspect also could put this book under a sci-fi genre as well. This book is a bit all over the place and just placing it in a genre really reinforces that.
While I loved the original concept and plot behind the story, I honestly was a bit bored and found it hard to get through the story. I think there were just too many things going on without a solid execution. I hoped the ending would save it for me but atlas, I still don’t feel that any real resolution was achieved. I appreciated what the book was trying to do but the story fell flat for me.
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