Review: The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart by Leanna Renee Hieber

The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart by Leanna Renee Hieber
Series: Magic Most Foul (# 2)
Release Date: November 1, 2012
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Fire
Pages:  337
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

I’m coming for you.

The whispers haunt her dreams and fill her waking hours with dread. Something odd is happening. Something…unnatural.

Possession of the living. Resurrection of the dead. And Natalie Stewart is caught right in the middle. Jonathon, the one person she thought she could trust, has become a double agent for the dark side. But he plays the part so well, Natalie has to wonder just how much he’s really acting.

She can’t even see what it is she’s fighting. But the cost of losing her heart, her sanity…her soul.


Review:  I was really excited about this book.  A Victorian era paranormal novel – exactly what I needed in my life!  Unfortunately, it didn’t live up to my great expectations.

The biggest reason why this book didn’t resonate with me was that it is a Book 2.  And while Twisted Tragedy is written well, I was completely lost.  And there wasn’t much of a recap as to what happened in the first book – a hint here and there but nothing to make it clearer to the reader.

From what I gather, there is a great romance between Natalie Stewart and Lord Denbury in book 1, Darker Still.  In this book,  Natalie and Denbury are on the run – travel across the country (or across the ocean) to try to find answers.  Natalie is now having horrible nightmares that are more like premonitions and while she is waiting for Denbury to rejoin her in New York, she tries to help her friend.  The only goal – figure out what the Society is planning.

After finishing Twisted Tragedy, I had more questions than answers.  Maybe if I read Darker Still, those would be answered.  But I am not in a hurry to do it.