(Magic Most Foul # 1)
By: Leanna Renee Hieber
Pub. Date: November 8, 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
The Picture of Dorian Gray meets Pride and Prejudice, with a dash of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
, 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... New York City
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.
Darker Still is being compared to Pride & Prejudice, and Lord Denbury definitely reminded me of a character in an
novel. He was such a gentleman! Austin
I enjoyed the secondary characters as well. I loved Natalie's father specifically and Mrs. Northe was a lot of fun too!
I thought the plot was very interesting. It revolves around Natalie trying to help Denbury, who is stuck in a painting due to some really bad dark magic. This was so intriguing me and I couldn't wait to find out more.
Overall though, I was disappointed with Darker Still. Don't get me wrong, it was a good story and I liked the characters, but I was expecting something different. A lot of people have been raving about this book and I definitely see this book being popular with a lot of people!