Jun 22, 2012

Darker Still

Darker Still
By Leanna Renee Hieber

Book: Magic Most Foul #1
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Pub Date: Nov 8 2011
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought
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It was as if he called to me, demanding I reach out and touch the brushstrokes of color swirled onto the canvas. It was the most exquisite portrait I'd ever seen--everything about Lord Denbury was unbelievable...utterly breathtaking and eerily lifelike.

There was a reason for that. Because despite what everyone said, Denbury never had committed suicide. He was alive. Trapped within his golden frame.

I've crossed over into his world within the painting, and I've seen what dreams haunt him. They haunt me too. He and I are inextricably linked--bound together to watch the darkness seeping through the gas-lit cobblestone streets of Manhattan. Unless I can free him soon, things will only get Darker Still.

My Review:  Seventeen-year-old Natalie Stewart is a little bit of an odd girl. No one really knows how to deal with her because of her selective muteness. Natalie is left mostly to herself. But when a mysterious painting of the British Lord Denbury arrives and is set to be displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Natalie’s life takes a turn for the more interesting. There’s something so striking, so alluring about this portrait that seems to draw Natalie in.  Could it be that there’s something else at work here, something like dark magic? In any case, from the moment Natalie sets her eyes on Lord Denbury, she knows her life will never be the same—and she’s right.