I received a copy of this book for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl.
Have you ever read a book and it turned out being even better than you thought it would be? I wasn't sure going into The Night of Elisa what the story was going to be about exactly or even what direction it could possibly go in. Sometimes I can be impatient if I don't know where a story is going, but my impatience didn't last any time at all with The Night of Elisa - after the first couple of pages, it took off and drew me in.
I read the non-illustrated version and would one day love to read it again complete with illustrations; however, the story is painted in such a way that I know I didn't miss anything - the illustrations would only add to the experience of reading this story.
Mysterious, chilling, and ethereal, The Night of Elisa is a mind bender and is one of the most original stories I've read in a long time. There's a thin curtain separating the living from the dead, and that curtain is lifted to allow Elisa's story to be told. For anyone looking for a dark and romantic gothic story, The Night of Elisa is a must read.