The White Lily by Juliette Cross
Series: Vampire Blood #3
Also in this series: The Black Lily, The Red Lily
Published by Entangled Publishing on October 23rd 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Historical, Fantasy
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To the north of the Varis empire, a mysterious faction spreads propaganda against the vampire monarchy. Friedrich Volya, the Duke of Winter Hill, seeks to discover who they are before his uncle finds them first. King Dominik will punish the traitors with brutal force.
Local schoolteacher, the raven-haired Brennalyn, is on her own mission—to spy on the duke and discover what she can for the Black Lily. She longs to help the commonwealth and bring justice to the many orphans left behind from the ravages of the blood madness, like the children she lovingly keeps in her care. What she doesn’t plan for is the heart-pounding attraction she feels for the duke, enemy to the Black Lily.
But when Brennalyn’s secret puts her life and the life of her children in danger, Friedrich steps in as her protector, she finds out there’s more to the duke than she thought.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Holy crapola! I’m not sure Snow White was ever this kick-ass.
The White Lily follows the story of Brennalyn, a single foster mother to 7 orphaned children. A dedicated school teacher she’s also a supporter of the Black Lily movement. There’s only so much she can do to help without actually knowing anyone in the movement, but she will anonymously spread words of encouragement and motivate the people to become part of the resistance.
Friederich, the Duke of Winter Hill, has been enchanted by the nosy school teacher, Miss Snow. At first, he doesn’t know if she’s part of the resistance or working for his evil uncle and trying to deem him a traitor. He certainly finds her intriguing and beyond beautiful. When her life is threatened it’s the perfect excuse to move her and her children into his home.
Once they realize they’re both on the same side, things become more and more dangerous and complicated when savage vampires start hunting for her alter ego. When one of her children gets taken, they must willingly enter into the mouth of the beast and try to save her.
With malevolent mirrors, poisoned fruit and the evil queen and all her followers there’s no shortage of action for this pale beauty and the dashing duke. Friederich and Brenna’s chemistry was crazy, their sexy time off the charts hot and the children, as well as all of the members of the Bloodguard, were fantastic.
The White Lily is a fabulous take on Snow White and I wish all fairy tale heroines were as kick-ass as the ladies in this series. Every book just keeps getting better and better. I would love all of the guys in the Bloodguard get their own stories, even if there are no more fairy tales to base them on. I just want moooooore!
Rating: 5 “Totally kickass” Stars
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