The Night of Elisa by Isis Sousa ~ Blog Tour: Review

Welcome to my stop on The Night of Elisa Blog Tour hosted by RBTL World of Books Blog Tours. Click here to follow along with the full tour schedule.

Title: The Night of Elisa
Author: Isis Sousa
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Gothic/Paranormal
Publisher: Tragic Books
Release Date: May 30th 2014
Source: Review copy

Non-Illustrated: Amazon | B&N | Smashwords
Illustrated: Lulu  

A Gothic Novella

Sometimes, life and love can follow the most obscure paths, just as they did for Elisa. 

Her life becomes a dark, cold, lonely cage the day the Devil takes her as his wife. He robs her of almost everything she holds dear: her health, her wealth and what is left of her family.

Trapped between the nuances of life and beyond-life, Elisa finds herself struggling for a better tomorrow. With her health deteriorating, how will she summon the courage and strength to stand her ground? And how far will she go in the pursuit of a dream? 

Embark with Elisa on this puzzling Gothic adventure set in the late Victorian era, between the world of the Living and the picturesque, melancholic Duskland. 


"It is strange... How can I 'go home' when I have no memories of that place at all?"
- Elisa

"Stop it, Elisa. You're bleeding, my darling!" 
- Leonhard

"Ah, love, the biggest poison and most dangerous drug there is." 
- Dr. Charles

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. 

My Rating:

"I am not a writer, neither is writing one of my passions, on the contrary; I see it as a necessary evil! I like to say I am an illustrator and storyteller.

I was born and raised in Brazil and since 2009, been living in Norway with my best-half. I work as illustrator and graphic designer from my home-office, in slippers and comfy clothes. (Would really prefer PJs, but here and there someone knocks on the door!)

Love Heavy Metal, Fantasy and Dark Fantasy and most forms of art." 

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  1. Dear Jennifer, what a beautiful spotlight! ^.^ Thousand thanks for hosting for my book, and nonetheless, thousand thanks for taking the time, reading the story and posting this marvelous review! ^.^ It is so cool to read your thoughts and overall how the story came along for you! All my very best wishes! :D Cheers!

    1. You're very welcome, Isis! You're a very talented artist, and I'm looking forward to your future books. :)


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