"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Darker Still Leanna Renee Hieber
The Picture of Dorian Gray meets Pride and Prejudice, with a dash of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
New York City, 1882. Seventeen-year-old Natalie Stewart's latest obsession is a painting of the handsome British Lord Denbury. Something in his striking blue eyes calls to her. As his incredibly life-like gaze seems to follow her, Natalie gets the uneasy feeling that details of the painting keep changing...
Jonathan Denbury's soul is trapped in the gilded painting by dark magic while his possessed body commits unspeakable crimes in the city slums. He must lure Natalie into the painting, for only together can they reverse the curse and free his damaged soul.
- I loved the books Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Pride and Prejudice. So to see if this novel actually can be compared to these books is a good reason to check it out.
- Honestly, this plot sounds like it is just reiterate my natural fear of those paintings that seem too stare at you, follow you, and yet you can't turn away from them... You have to get closer to see if they will actually keep looking at you.
- Look at this cover! Beautiful! It literally looks like she is steeping out of the painting. Or is she stepping back into it? You can't tell, but her face is asking you to follow... Will you?
So what are you waiting for?