15. April 2012 · 1 comment · Categories: Fiction, Melody H, Paranormal, Teen Books

Darker Still by Leanna Renee Herber, 320 pages, read by Melody, on 04/13/2012

Retelling of The Picture of Dorian Gray set in turn of the century New York.  Told as the diary of Natalie Stewart, a girl mute since an accident in her childhood that killed her mother.   She returns from school to live with her father, a curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The museum is hoping to buy an infamous painting,a remarkably life-like portrait of a young lord who committed suicide right after the painting was finished.  When Natalie sees the painting she falls in love with the lord, who isn’t dead at all but trapped by dark magic within the painting.  Somehow bound to Lord Denbury and able to enter his world, she resolves to free him. 

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  1. MRRL Staff says:

    Looks interesting!