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Blog Tour: ‘The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart’ by Leanna Renee Hieber Review and Giveaway

Blog Tour: ‘The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart’ by Leanna Renee Hieber Review and Giveaway

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.

Blog Tour: ‘The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart’ by Leanna Renee Hieber Review and GiveawayThe Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart by Leanna Renee Hieber
Series: Magic Most Foul #2
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on November 1st, 2012
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Historical, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 332
Format: Paperback
Source: blog tours
three-stars
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.

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review

Warning: Might contain minor spoilers if one hasn’t read the first book.

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.


quotes

And if I had to, I’d suffer everything I went through again just to meet you.
From a lifetime of being ignored as a mute, I was the one used to watching, not being watched.
Wealth buys you visibility but not true friends, not happiness.
You can’t protect everyone, Natalie.

I’d like to try.

Amazing, resilient creatures, dogs. They were built to love humans. When they sense kindness from you, they will return it tenfold. If only humans were the same.
This was the core of true love: when someone brought out the best, bravest, and strongest parts oh you and stood with their best self beside you.
The world needs a woman of action, and I’ve admired none as much as you. Your light shines bright around you, never dimmed.

contest giveaway

Rules and Regulations

  • Ends on December 1, 2012 at 12:01AM (EST)
  • US/Canada residents only
  • Total prize value $10 CAD
  • The publisher will be shipping the prize. I will not be responsible for lost or damaged packages from the shipper
  • The winner will be announced on Twitter



rating

3/5

three-stars

32 Comments

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  2. Diana Grace

    May 26, 2013 at 3:15 AM

    I love the cover… I’m not sure it’s my kind of book though. Thanks for the post!

    – Diana @amalia_chartres

  3. Samantha

    November 29, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    I really liked Darker Still so I can’t wait to read the sequel

  4. Jolene A

    November 28, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    I love paranormal. Sometimes I need a break from real life, and there is nothing like getting sucked into the crazy worlds that are filled with paranormal aspects. There are so many different twists and turns the author can takes us on and I love getting lost in it!

  5. galena

    November 27, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    For the most part, I do. I like non-contemporary romance (either PNR or historical) and avoid the regular romances…

  6. Rachel Friars

    November 26, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    I love them! it adds such flavour!!

  7. Brooke B.

    November 26, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    I like paranormal romances. There’s a lot of books in the genre I haven’t liked but it’s a fun genre.

    Of course, I read just about every genre and only care if the book is good or not. lol

  8. Jessica

    November 25, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    I love romance of any kind, so i definitely like paranormal romances.

  9. Alicia

    November 24, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    I like paranormal romance because I think that it allows authors to be a bit more creative, I love getting sent to new worlds where crazy things can happen – you just can’t have that experience without the paranormal aspect.

  10. sarah

    November 24, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    i love paranormal romance. they are always so interesting to me

  11. Catharine

    November 24, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    I love to read almost anythng. So, Yes I do!

  12. alicia marie

    November 24, 2012 at 7:54 AM

    I love paranormal romance! I don’t really know that there’s a specific reason I like them; I’ll read most anything that’s good : )
    This sounds like a pretty good sequel. Thanks for the review!

  13. Rae

    November 23, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    I love paranormal romances. Probably because I love reading anything I can get my hands on.

  14. Leanna

    November 23, 2012 at 1:05 AM

    I love paranormal romances. They are a mix of two of my favorite things, an unknown kind of world and love. I love me some romance and wish to live some where out of “reality.” Thank you :]

  15. Sarah O

    November 22, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    I haven’t read Darker Still but I’m assuming I just ruined the plot for myself by reading this? haha oh well. The description to this book seems like it could be a standalone. Might have to check this series out now!

  16. Jaime Lester

    November 22, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    I really did enjoy Darker Still so I am excited about this second book in the series! I love, love the cover! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  17. Erika

    November 22, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    I love paranormal romances if they are done right! I am not sure why but they are just out of the norm I guess.

  18. Samantha D

    November 22, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    I dont like them 🙁 I LOVE them XD!!!!!!!!!!!!! Humans are boring!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Grace Lo

    November 22, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    I’m okay with PNR. Before, it used to be among my favourite genres, but then a lot of repetition began happening in books, which I absolutely can’t stand, so my liking of it dropped significantly.

  20. Paige

    November 22, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    I love Paranormal Romances! There so awesome!

  21. Joy F

    November 22, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    Yes, I love paranormal. I don’t believe in it but I love reading and watching about it.

  22. BookAttict

    November 22, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    I love PNR (& UF) because the places the stories can go are limitless.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  23. Olena

    November 22, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    I can’t wait to read this book.I haven’t heard of the first book, but the plot sounds fascinating. Anything that has paranormal in it gets me every time 🙂

  24. Theresa

    November 22, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    I think I like them- I also think I need more reading time with paranormal romance 🙂

  25. Megan

    November 22, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    I like paranormal romances, as long as the romance doesn’t outshine the paranormal!

  26. Vesper

    November 22, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    I haven’t read any as of yet

  27. Marlene V.

    November 22, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    I love romance books even paranormal ones!!!

  28. Tiffany Gomez

    November 22, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    I do! I think they add so much more to the story and I love reading the things authors come up with (:

  29. Julie R

    November 22, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    I love paranormal romances. They are always unexpected.

  30. Carol

    November 22, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    I still need to pick up Darker Still A.S.A.P T.T
    This series seems to have a great mix of historical-gothic mystery, romance, and a lot of creepiness, which is just what I need!! besides a good storyline sometimes may compensate a slow pacing 😉

  31. Bree

    November 22, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    This sounds really interesting, I’m going to check out Darker Still and this one…

  32. Carissa St. Amand

    November 22, 2012 at 7:26 AM

    I’ve always liked paranormal romances, (though I’ve run into a few bad ones like in any genre), how can you not? Love+the supernatural? It’s always fun!

  33. Carina @ Fictional Distraction

    November 22, 2012 at 5:27 AM

    I remember really liking DARKER STILL and even though I knew that there was going to be a sequel, I was still surprised when I realized that it’s out already. 😀

    I’m glad you enjoyed this one despite some certain aspects. Thanks a lot for your honesty!

    Carina
    Fictional Distraction

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