Review: The Invisible Hour by Alice Hoffman
Heartbreaking and filled with magical realism, The Invisible Hour is an intriguing read from start to finish. I'm always interested in hearing stories of those who flee from various cults or oppressive communities and Mia was someone who I could most definitely cheer for, whilst fully understanding why her mother made the choices that she did. In Sarah and Constance Hoffman has created a beautiful chosen family for Mia and I love that Mia followed in their footsteps and became a librarian when she grew up. Even though I was expecting a twist of some sort, the time travel part of the story still took me by surprise albeit pleasantly. It was interesting to see the way Hoffman brought a beloved author to life. The ending is absolutely fitting.
Overall, a beautiful read especially for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider and found comfort in books.
Thank you to Simon and Schuster Australia for my ARC of The Invisible Hour.