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The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart

(Magic Most Foul #2)

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3.80  ·  Rating details ·  698 ratings  ·  128 reviews
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,
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Paperback, 332 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks Fire
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Mitch
Nov 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart picks up right where Darker Still leaves off, with Natalie and Denbury on a train out of New York in the aftermath of their confrontation with Denburys demon. It takes only a few paragraphs to remind me why Darker Still was such an interesting read, from its fairly unique epistolary form, telling the story through journal entries and newspaper clippings, to its take on gothic horror, almost like theres a poetic quality to the writing, because luckily ...more
Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
Oh gosh, the final? tentative? made-up title makes me super super nervous. I hope this one is as Denburylicious as the last, Darker Still .
Tabitha (Bows & Bullets Reviews)
This review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews

You would think that after all they went through in Darker Still, Natalie Stewart and Jonathan Whitby, Lord Denbury, had earned a reprieve from the dastardly spirits that wish them harm. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Their plan to get away from the negative magic, taking a vacation of sorts with Jonathan's old friends turns out badly when they realize that Samuel, Jonathan's pal, is unwittingly involved in the society
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Nicole D.
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 starts off right where book one left off. Natalie and Jonathan are going to his friend Samuel to wait out the connector effects of the dark magic and because Jonathan is wanted for murders he didnt comment. Then something drives Natalie and Jonathan back to New York. They are about to be thrown back into the societys web but will they have the strength to beat them back again and for good?

You saw that Natalie and Jonathan had a connection in the last book but in this book you really see
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Aoi
4.5 stars

The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart starts off exactly where we left Natalie and Denbury in the first book- on the run across the country post the brush with the demon at the Metropolitan Museum. I found this book an extremely well thought-out and gripping follow up to Darker Still (whose conclusion seemed to be a granted from the first page). At the outset, I realised this book is not in form of a collection of diary entries like its prequel- a fact that add immediacy and
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Justin
Dec 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying that this book is so much better than the first in the series. I enjoyed the first, but I really didn't feel the connection between Natalie and Denbury. In this book however, that connection is vibrant and so much more complex than it ever was in the first book. Leanna is an incredible writer, not only because of the amazing world she has created within the pages but the level of emotions the words that she writes can bring. It's such a gripping story, that I found to be ...more
Stephanie Ward
Nov 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

'The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart' is the second book in the Magic Most Foul series - a young adult paranormal series that follows Natalie Stewart as she continues to unravel the mystery behind Lord Denbury and the dark magic surrounding him. Once Denbury is accused of murder, things take an unexpected twist and he must travel to England to stop the demon that has taken his form. Natalie begins to suspect his true motives and must determine what's real and what's dark magic
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Lillie
Oct 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
See the full review at: Read My Mind


It's funny that I happened to read THE TWISTED TALE OF MISS NATALIE STEWART just before I read another gothic tale. Perhaps, after reading this wonderful addition to the DARKER STILL series, I still had a taste for a good gothic mystery. Regardless, this book continued the tale of Natalie Stewart and her love, Jonathan Denbury. having been rescued from the painting that he was trapped in, the two embark on a journey (figuratively and literally, at points) to
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Christa  Seeley
This review originally posted at More Than Just Magic

Way back in 2011 I read and reviewed Darker Still, the first book in the Magic Most Foul series by Leanna Renee Hieber. It was dark and dramatic and had this amazing gothic feel to it. And there was Lord Denbury. Yum. It was just an excellent and exciting book.

The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart, book two in the series promised more of the same. More adventure, more romance, more Lord Denbury. And now Natalie can speak! You get to
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Farrah
This review also appears on my blog at http://www.thegoldenruleof666.blogspo...

Excellent, delightfully creepy, and darkly romantic! I loved this book!

I have to say, I was immensely worried when I saw the title to this book. "Twisted Tragedy" doesn't sound like a book where the main character gets to be happy with her incredibly hot true love. But, after reading it, I understand why the title is as it is. Natalie's life has become a twisted life and it seems like a tragedy to her. The complex
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
I am so thankful that I was able to read this ARC from Around The World ARC Tours. I have to say that this book was a long awaited and anticipated book for me. When I read Darker Still I was so drawn into the world of Jonathan and Natalie that it was hard for me to put it down.

In the continuation of Jonathan and Natalie's story they are on the run and are trying to figure who is killing all the girls in New York. Mrs Northe is helping them and vows to find out what is really going on but
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Deirdre
Sep 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Natalie Stewart is dealing with a lot of issues, not least of which is Jonathan, they have some clues about the secretive group that put Jonathan in the painting and they're trying to find out more, but this requires that Jonathan plays the part of the other who invaded his life, which makes Natalie suspicious. Add in a jealous friend and another friend who is troubled by what she is being asked to do and you get a melange of issues and stories and a bridging novel.

It just didn't seem to take
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Cocktails and Books
Natalie Stewart was hoping that she would be able to lead a somewhat normal life, now that her beloved Jonathan Whitby, Lord Denbury is freed from his prison. But they soon realize that Jonathan is wanted for murder and he must return to his native England to try and figure out what happened to his parents and exactly why he was imprisioned. But the Majesty Society is spreading and Jonathan is forced to play the double agent while trying to determine exactly what it is they plan to do.

I didn't
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hpboy13
Oct 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Leanna's writing is as exquisite as ever, making the nineteenth century come alive in a way few other writers can. Where "Darker Still" was "Picture of Dorian Gray" updated, this book throws in the legend of Frankenstein for good measure. This book expands upon Darker Still, with new characters, and an ever-more menacing and omnipresent Society.

Natalie is a refreshing female protagonist - no damsel in distress, she takes charge and leads the fight against the bad guys. Also, thank god she and
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Kristi
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: magic
It has been a couple years since I read Darker Still, so my memory of the details was a bit faded. Luckily there were plenty of clues and revisits of the important parts to keep the story coherent. I absolutely love the writing style of this book. I felt like every scene was perfectly described, but not by being overly wordy, rather providing a perfect canvas for the imagination to fill in the gaps. I thoroughly enjoyed Nathaniel's literary theatrical performance and could imagine myself being ...more
VL
Nov 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned-books, ya
I still had the feeling of can't-put-it-down I-want-to-finish-it-now. Unfortunately, most of the action happens in the last 30-50 pages so there are a lot more scenes of Natalie writing, avoiding thinking about Jonathan, etc. The writing was still decent, I just wish the action/adventure was more spread out through the book to make it move more smoothly. That said, the action was very intense and the imagery was particularly gruesome (in a good way). I'm assuming there will be another book in ...more
Stacee
Jun 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
This was quite a reprieve from the second book syndrome I've seen in other trilogies. Filled with suspense, this book gave us answers while piling up questions at the same time.

I loved Natalie and Jonathon. Their relationship has many facets and they struggle to deal with them all. One of my favorite scenes was when Jonathon met Natalie's father. To see them deal with such a normal situation amidst such abnormal circumstances was fun.

Of course the ending was a bit of a cliffhanger. I can't
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Danie Hermes
Nov 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic go by Hieber who I already consider to be the master of the Victorian supernatural yarn. A fun, adventurous, and romantic story that even manages to make its few flaws charming. Interesting characters, interesting view of history. This is the YA I love to see, intelligent and full of heart.
Robin
Mar 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
more later
Back. And I don't really have anything to add here. A good Gothic story, plenty of atmosphere.

Also: We're onto you Leanna Hieber. Only a blind reader wouldn't notice that you cast Tom Hiddleston as Nate. Well played, madame. Well played.
Louisa
Jul 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reads
Loved to reread this book, and my hopes came true, now to read 3rd book now, yeah!

*First read Feburary 3rd 2013*
Great book, great to see these characters again, I'm hoping for a 3rd book!
Catherine Siemann
Dec 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Quickly-paced, full of engaging characters, and well-researched -- Hieber's latest is a pleasure to read. Nice cameo from a couple of favorite characters from her Strangely Beautiful universe.
Zoraida
Nov 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
DENBURYLICIOUS <3
Julia O'Connell
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart picks up right where the first book left off. Young Miss Natalie has just freed the dashing Lord Denbury from the magical portrait in which his soul was imprisoned and regained her powers of speech, but now the two of them must dodge the dark forces that will surely seek revenge. They try to flee West, but discover that these forces of evil have a broader reach and bigger goals than they realized. A mysterious group known as the Society has been ...more
Adrielle
A bit predictable and convenient for the most part. You know, the heroine has access to a rich heiress blah, blah, blah. The hero is a bit standoffish etc., etc., etc.. Thus leaks in the typical YA tripe of doubt yadda, yadda, yadda. I had high hopes due to the premise but oh woe is me! Let's see if it kicks up a notch with the finale.
Harley Markey
Jul 03, 2018 rated it liked it
The second book wasn't as good as the first but still worth the read. I'll continue the story but I didn't fly through it as quick as I did Darker Still. I feel the ending was slightly anticlimactic but interested to see where it goes. I love the romance between Jonathon and Natalie, excited to see how that goes.
Candace Wondrak
Jul 31, 2018 rated it liked it
What dragged down this sequel was the distance between our two main characters. I did not like that Johnathan was gone for most of the book, and that he seemed demon-y. I get that was the point, but again, I didn't like it.


usagi ☆ミ
4.5/5 stars!

Wow. I really liked the first book in this duology, Darker Still because of its throwback Gothic feel, and I love that Gothic is regaining its footing as a subgenre in YA right now. But with The Twisted Tragedy of Natalie Stewart, it not only trumps its predecessor, but ends on an awesome note that really, really is going to make me miss this world and am sad that this duology is over with. Even if you havent read the first book, be sure to check this release out.

While this second
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Emily L
Nov 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: worst-books
DNF
Trish Campbell
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Better then the first book in this series

This is a good read, witty, creative and throughly entertaining . I fell in love with the characters. Mrs Northe is my favorite.
Michelle
Aug 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart starts from where Darker Still, the first book of the Magic Most Foul saga, left off. Natalie and Lord Denbury are on the run because they need to run away from people who might think that Lord Denbury is a murderer and also because the magic still lingers on them and they need some space from the magic thats in Manhattan. On their run they learn of a society thats held responsible for the demon that terrorized them and realise that banishing the demon ...more
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Author, actress, artist and playwright, Leanna received a BFA in Theatre, a focus in the Victorian Era and a scholarship to study in London. She adapted 19th Century literature for the stage and her one-act plays have been produced around the country. She is a 4 time Prism Award winner for excellence in Futuristic, Fantasy, or Paranormal Romance. Her debut novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of ...more

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