Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Future Reads #12: Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber

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Today, I blog about a book nearing its publication that I would love to read if I weren't such a pauper with no time to read the book, anyway...

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

Publication Date: November 8, 2011

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.

Here's why I want to read this one: it's about a guy's soul being trapped in a painting while his body is out doing God-knows-what! That is awesome. And, it's a historical of New York City, which I've pretty much read nothing of. I love historicals, but need a change of pace from the constant London settings. It'd be nice to read more historicals in an old NYC, long before it became what it is today.

But, the main reason is because I already read some of the beginning of this novel over at the author's website, and it is spectacular! Gorgeous writing that I can't wait to sink my gaze into.... 


  1. This story sounds a little bit like The Picture of Dorian Gray. I'm in love with the book cover and I haven't read any historical American books either. I've heard good things about this one though. Will check out the excerpt.

  2. @Lan: It is supposed to be like that, mixed with a lot of other classic literature. It is really well-written, too. I can't wait to read it.

  3. Great choice! That is such gorgeous book. Thanks for sharing!

  4. @Andrea: Thanks! And, you're welcome, of course.


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