Darker Still (Magic Most Foul #1) by Leanna Renee Hieber

Darker Still (Magic Most Foul, #1)

Darker Still (Magic Most Foul #1)

The Picture of Dorian Gray meets Pride and Prejudice, with a dash of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.New York City, 1882. Seventeen-year-old Natalie Stewart's latest obsession is a painting of the handsome British Lord Denbury. Something in his striking blue eyes calls to her. As his incredibly life-like gaze seems to follow her, Natalie gets the uneasy feeling that details of the painting keep changing...
Jonathan Denbury's soul is trapped in the gilded painting by dark magic while his possessed body commits unspeakable crimes in the city slums. He must lure Natalie into the painting, for only together can they reverse the curse and free his damaged soul.
Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: November 8th 2011 by Sourcebooks Fire (first published November 1st 2011)
 (MY THOUGHTS)     5  HEARTS!!!!!
Darker Still is definitely a Halloween treat. Leanna Renee Hieber has taken from the story of Dorian Gray and penned her own wicked tale, and believe me, the only similarity is the picture frame. Hieber’s Darker Still is way more dark and twisted and spine tinkling. Darker Still screamed eerie, spooky suspense from the first page and its claws dug into me and didn't let go.

Natalie Stewart has not spoken a word since her mother died in front of her at the age of four. But words are not what draws seventeen-year-old Natalie to a painting in her father's art museum. It's the portrait of a gorgeous face. The face of Lord Denbury with the most beautiful blue eyes that calls to her. Natalie needs to know the mystery of this man Lord Jonathon Denbury. And with the help of Evelyn Northe who's a Spiritualist, Natalie will be the only one who can stand up against the dark powers of Hell and set the man she loves free. But that's where the real mystery comes in. How free are Natalie and Jonathon from this hell's dark Society?

Natalie isn't the only one who fell in love with this gorgeous blue eyed and dashing, black-haired Lord. I did, too. Jonathon is definitely a ladies man, but the lady whose capture his heart is Natalie, and their love is hotter than anything Hell can throw at them. Natalie and Jonathon’s love will conquer all evil, even some of their own.

Darker Still is a masterpiece—twisted, dark, and chillingly possessive. I definitely got my treat with this dark romantic suspense, and I highly recommend Darker Still as a must read.  

1 comment:

  1. When I first saw this cover I knew I wanted to read it! Then when I read is would be a mix of Dorian Grey and all those other wonderful paranormal things I was excited.