My name is Heather M. Riley and I became a blogger because I'm obsessed with books. I read all genres, but I have a special love for Young Adult novels. Come and obsess with me as I discuss YA titles new and old through reviews, interviews, features, and the occasional giveaway.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Review: Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber
by Leanna Renee Hieber
Release Date: November 1, 2011
from the author's site:
I was obsessed.
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
There is a reason for that. Because despite what
everyone said, Denbury didn't commit suicide. He's alive. Trapped
within his golden frame.
I've crossed over into his world within the
painting. 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. And unless I can free him soon, things will only get darker
Absolutely positively love it! I was engrossed in Natalie's story immediately. The structure of the book instantly engages a reader's curiosity. The story opens with a letter from a police sergeant indicating that the contents are a diary and are part of an investigation. While I'm sure similar literary devices have been employed before, I still feel this is a unique way of grabbing and keeping your readers attention. And it worked. :) I breezed through Darker Still because I could not wait to see how the story would unfold. I anxiously await the release of book 2 in November.
If you haven't read this one already, I strongly recommend it. Not only is Leanna a fabulous writer, but she's an all-around awesome person. You want to support an awesome person, so she keeps writing don't you? You know you do. :) If you have read it, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.