Jan 152014
Review: The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie StewartThe Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart (Magic Most Foul #2) by Leanna Renee Hieber
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on Nov 1, 2012
Genres: Paranormal, YA
Format: eBook from Purchased
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Rating: three-stars

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.

After reading and loving the first book in the series, I was really looking forward to the second book. Unfortunately, I didn’t love this book nearly as much because it was nothing like the first book.

Unlike the first book which was in diary format, this was told in a regular narration style. Where the first book stuck to important highlights, this one descended into a repetitive detail overload. With Natalie’s worries and fears repeated over and over, the narration became annoying instead of tragic.

The overall feel of the story is slow and steady. The plot and magic involved are slower and less intense. While the story was interesting, it lacked the appeal and spark of the first book. I loved the first book so much, that this second book cannot even compare. It was an okay story, but not what I was anticipating.

  4 Responses to “Review: The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart”

  1. Aw, second book blues really sucks. I’ve read a few sequels that really haven’t matched up to their awesome first-books. I haven’t heard of this series before, but the cover is quite intriguing! 🙂

  2. Since I didn’t share your love of the first book, I can’t say I’m surprised that the second one didn’t work for you. I wonder if the shift from the epistolary style played a role in your enjoying this book less. Have you read any of Hieber’s adult fiction?

    • I think the shift in style definitely played a role in my liking this book less. I haven’t read any of her adult fiction, just this series. Is it worth checking out?

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