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Published: November 2011
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 eerily lifelike.
There was a reason for that. Because despite what everyone said, Denbury never had committed suicide. He was alive. Trapped within his golden frame.
I've crossed over into his world within the painting, and 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. Unless I can free him soon, things will only get Darker Still." (Source: Goodreads)
Quick Review...for when I don't have a lot to say...
This is one that I picked up after reading a review on my friend Lisa's blog. You can read her review HERE. (also, you should visit her blog. It's awesome!)
I really enjoyed this foray into historic New York. I always love a good historical fiction, and when you toss in a paranormal element, it's even better.
I loved that this book was totally a play on The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. That just so happens to be my favorite of Wilde's works, so I was all over this 'retelling'. I liked Natalie from the beginning and was totally cheering for her to overcome her circumstances.
I really liked Lord Denbury too. He could have been portrayed as a starchy English aristocrat, but he wasn't. He had warmth and kindness. In short, he was a very real character to me.
I loved the story and how Ms. Heiber kept things moving along. I wasn't ever sure how things were going to work out, and you know how I love to be kept guessing. I can't wait for more in this series.
4 Eiffel Towers!