Books: Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber

Darker Still (Magic Most Foul, #1)Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A painting that is “eerily lifelike” of the devastatingly handsome Lord Denbury finds its way to Manhattan in the Summer of 1880. Natalie Stewart, mute in our world, wonderously crosses over the threshold of the portrait where she finds her ability to speak. The two are bound by love and magic. But, evil surrounds them. How will Natalie rescue Lord Denbury from his oil and canvass prison?

I’ve read reviews of this book and most of them say they couldn’t put it down. I didn’t have that problem. Not because I wasn’t enjoying it, but rather because it was written in the form of a diary. I found myself wanting to take a break after each diary entry. Darker Still is truly an enjoyable read. The characters are well developed and the plot was fantastical. Oscar Wilde would be proud!

I’d be remiss if I didn’t warn that readers should be in their late teens (and adults of course). This isn’t fare for young teens; there is too much passion within its pages.

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