There are times when Heather, Aly & I finish a book, but don’t have time to write a full, comprehensive review… or even a shorter “flashbulb” review. BUT we still want to share our thoughts with you on what we’ve been reading. That’s why every Saturday we’ll be featuring 3 “snippet” reviews — short, sweet, to-the-point reviews that we’ll try to keep to 2-5 sentences. So we hope you enjoy these!!
Oh, Lord Denbury. <le sigh…> The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart is everything a good sequel should be – more of everything I love about the first book. More excitement, more adventure, more world, more danger, more creepiness, more sinister plots and devious villains, more answers, more questions, more friends and allies, more romance, more Denbury…….. more kissing. <ahem>
It is also fantastic to watch Natalie’s character growth continue. She’s always been an independently-minded, strong young woman, but finding herself herself in the middle of yet another supernatural mystery (and at the crux of a supernatural battle) forces her into more of a leadership role. While Natalie doesn’t openly flaunt societal convention regarding her role as a woman, per se, she doesn’t necessarily adhere to it either. She’s her own person, and it makes me wanna, “You go, girl!” and fistpump repeatedly. And the romance! <fans self> Leanna Renee, you definitely know how to bring the swoon.
Overall, I’m extremely eager to start the third and final book, The Double Life of Incorporate Things, which Leanna is publishing as a weekly serial on her blog.
I can’t get over how much I love this series. The development and complexity of the plot is just so incredible. This time around we get multiple POVs which is really awesome, though Marcus tended to annoy me, and I was feeling a little Samm deprived for about the first 150 pages–he was my absolute favorite character in Partials, just so interesting! But the plot MOVED and so much new information was packed into this book. The entire book builds and builds and builds until you don’t think it can go any further or you might just explode and right at the perfect moment Dan Wells delivers the conclusion. Totally cannot wait for the next book!