I received this book for free from blog tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Magic Most Foul #2
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on November 1st, 2012
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Historical, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
Source: blog tours
For Natalie Stewart, a normal life has never seemed so far away. Her only solace, Lord Jonathan Denbury, is wanted for murder. To clear his name, Denbury must return to England and assume the role of his demon doppelganger. But Natalie begins to doubt his true motives, especially as a new gentleman begins whispering in her ear.
I was lucky enough to get a press release about this book and when I realized that it was the sequel to Darker Still, I knew I had to sign-up. I heard so many great thing about the first book last year and I never managed to read it. But I’m glad I did, and even more grateful that my library had it in their OverDrive app to borrow. I enjoyed it immensely (review will be up soon!), and the sequel is good but I felt it could have been better.
So we’re back with our beloved Natalie Stewart, the strong, in-love, smart-as-a-whip main character. Only this time, she’s with her beloved boyfriend Denbury. Oh you can’t forget about him. (Read Darker Still and you’ll know what I mean.)
Lovely Natalie who has gotten back her voice and has goals for her future is being haunted (again) by the demon that possessed Denbury. Her nightmares are downright terrifying. The most annoying part about her character has to be her swooning over Denbury. I get it, he’s handsome and perfect and you can’t stop looking at him but please don’t oogle him like a piece of meat.
What I still love about Denbury’s character is his true feelings for Natalie. She saved him and I always love it when the girl saves her man. It’s such a refreshing change of pace.
The author writes with intense detail within New York society that the characters seem to come alive. I feel like I know them, that they’re realistic enough to like or dislike. It also doesn’t help when you read these books at night, alone, with Leanna’s exquisite writing that makes you want to hide under the covers. Yes, ghosts and demon possession don’t sit we’ll with me. Being Catholic, one tends to believe in the forces we cannot see, so reading this in book form really did scare the crap out of me. I’m surprised I actually fell asleep. Eeks! My only negative feedback is the pacing. Hardly anything happens until the end which I find such a disappointment because I felt the pacing in the first novel was spot on.
A refreshing, haunting and dark tale about love, mystery and the depths of good versus evil, The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart is a must-read for anyone looking for a good scare.
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- Ends on December 1, 2012 at 12:01AM (EST)
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- Total prize value $10 CAD
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