Book 2 in the Magic Most Foul Series
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Summery from Goodreads:
For Natalie Stewart, a normal life has never seemed so far away. Her only solace, Lord Jonathan Denbury, is wanted for murder. To clear his name, Denbury must return to England and assume the role of his demon doppelganger. But Natalie begins to doubt his true motives, especially as a new gentleman begins whispering in her ear.
Book 2 starts off right where book one left off. Natalie and Jonathan are going to his friend Samuel to wait out the connector effects of the dark magic and because Jonathan is wanted for murders he didn’t comment. Then something drives Natalie and Jonathan back to New York. They are about to be thrown back into the society’s web but will they have the strength to beat them back again and for good?
You saw that Natalie and Jonathan had a connection in the last book but in this book you really see them get to know each other and really see how compatible they are. Natalie and Jonathan both grow as characters and in their romantic relationship. Jonathan is still coming to terms with his parent’s death,his imprisonment,and being back in his body. Natalie is still learning to use her voice and dealing with not just her new romance with Jonathan but her father’s romance with Mrs. Northe. So there are a lot of changes these two characters have to get used to. Jonathan plays what I like to call “Good Jonathan” and “Demon Jonathan” in this book. As he is working as a double agent to get information on the “The Society”.
You learn more about “The Society” in this book. Something of their beliefs,goals,and how far they are willing to go. You also meet one of “The Masters”. You also start to see a pattern of who “The Society” is targeting. People who would resist their rule and fight to take them down no matter what. They get sicker and sicker the more you know of them. I loved meeting Jonathan’s friends Samuel and Nathaniel. But I am in love with Nathaniel. He and his melancholy club are my people. I have felt what they felt and have seen the darkness and the light they have. I am really hoping there is more of them in book 3. Natalie’s friend Rachel was a surprise. A deaf mute girl who can hear the dead. She plays a big role in this book. You will see the author’s influences from the Gothic Greats in this book just as much as or more then book 1.
I loved this book more then book 1. I really got more connected to the characters now that Jonathan was back in this own body and got to see the two main characters get to know each other more and Jonathan being able to intact with other characters then Natalie added so much more to the story and their romance. I love paranormal romance and love these books being such a refreshing change to vampires,werewolves,angels,witches,ect… I am a huge believer in the supernatural and love how that element was wove so skillfully into book 2 just as it was in book 1. I highly recommend this series to anyone who loves paranormal romance but wants something unique to change it up or just paranormal romance lovers in general.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Content Rating: PG-13
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