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Rabid Reading

Book reviewer at The Demon Librarian. Evil Queen. Hater of slugs, clowns & the color pink. Pandora addict. Reading, always reading. 


Favorite book genres: UF, PNR, Dystopian, YA/NA/Contemporary Romance, Fantasy, Sci-Fi Romance, and anything written by Karina Halle.

Darker Still - Leanna Renee Hieber "Darker Still" is a gothic romance set in the late 1800's. It's a good read at first; Natalie is engaging and likeable, and I was intrigued by what is clearly a retelling of the Picture of Dorian Gray. Unfortunately, the more I read, the less invested I was in the story. There's a bad case of instalove here, and a preachy undertone that put me off. Lord Dunberry, too, was a disappointment. Too many melodramatic speeches, not enough action. The man was, IMO, a dead bore. I would have left him in the painting