Today I'm thrilled be participating in the blog tour for The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart. I read the first book in this series, Darker Still, last year and absolutely fell in love. Darker Still was probably my most favorite read of 2011 and I've been eagerly awaiting the sequel ever since. And now here it is!
The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart
Leanna Renee Hieber
Released: November 1, 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Source: the publisher
You can read the Goodreads summary here.
Natalie Stewart life seems to be getting even more complicated since she freed Lord Denbury from his painting. Denbury is now wanted for murder, so the two must go under cover for a bit and Denbury must pretend to be the demon-ridden soul he once was in order to clear his name. Natalie and Lord Denbury might be separated by an ocean, but they can still visit in their dreams, however dark they may be.
I was so thrilled to be able to read this book! It's been a few days since I finished so bear with me as I get my thoughts together. Overall, I felt like The Twisted Tragedy was a great sequel to Darker Still. It picked up with Natalie and Lord Denbury escaping is disguise and this was probably one my favorite parts of the novel. As a couple, they have such a fantastic rapport together, and the way the joke around it's clear they're meant to be together. Natalie and Lord Denbury are two well-rounded and well-written characters, but that doesn't mean Hieber doesn't spend as much time developing the secondary characters, either. All of them - from Natalie's father to her friends - were unique and fun to read about.
Of course, I have to gush about how great of a writer Leanna Renee Hieber is. Her writing is very lyrical and beautiful and on top of that she sets a great scene so that the reader can feel like they're actually there. I really have no complaints about The Twisted Tragedy. I was concerned before I started reading it that it might suffer from middle-book syndrome, but I don't think it did at all.
Four stars! The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart was a much enjoyable sequel to the amazing Darker Still. I'm still in love with Denbury and all the other characters from this series, and I'm eager to see how the story continues in the next book! If you haven't started this series yet and you're a fan of paranormal historical fictional, you absolutely must pick up these beautifully written books!
In fact, you can enter below via the Rafflecopter for a chance to win your own copy of The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart, as the publisher is kindly providing a copy to one of my readers! Giveaway is open to those 13+ from either the United States or Canada.
About the author:
Leanna Renee Hieber
Raised in rural Ohio and obsessed with the Victorian Era, Leanna’s life goal is to be a “gateway drug to 19th century literature.” A three-time Prism Award winner for Fantasy Romance, her debut novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, is being adapted into a musical theater production. An actress, playwright and bestselling author, she lives in New York City and is a devotee of ghost stories, a finely tailored corset and a good Goth club. Visit www.leannareneehieber.com
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