Monday, May 13, 2013

“Nameless: A tale of beauty and madness” by, Lili St. Crow

                Camille (Cami) is found in the middle of the street broken and alone when she is six years old. The man that finds her is the head of the Vultusino family, a vampire family that is one of the seven powerful families ruling New Haven. Growing up in a world filled with magic and a plethora of supernatural beings can be very difficult when you are human, but Cami has been loved by Papa Vultusino and his son Nico since the night she entered their home. Though riddled with scars and a struggling with a stutter Cami is thankful for her privileged life. When lost memories start surfacing, Cami can no longer ignore her questions about where she came from and who scarred her. Throw in a mysterious stranger named Tor and confusing new feeling for Nico and Cami’s life is about to break wide open.

First I have to say that I loved the cover for this book, it’s beautiful! “Nameless” is a wonderful read and I enjoyed every second of it. Here are some of the reasons why:

*The relationship between Nico and Cami is deep and changes in a very lovely and believable way. (It’s at times dark but quickly changes to gentle and sweet.) Nico is a very complicated young man with a lot of pressure on his shoulders and Cami is his light. The word game he created for her to help with her stutter melted my heart.

*I loved Cami’s two best friends, Ellie and Ruby. They are both very different and complex characters. (I think both girls will have their own books and I couldn’t be happier.)

*Torin Beale is another great character. Tor is a mysterious boy who shows up in Cami’s life and shakes things up. He is sweet, a little dangerous, and has a good heart. (“Hi I’m Tor. And you’re Cami. You’re beautiful, and you don’t talk because you’re nervous. So people end up talking to you a lot, because you listen. And because they want things out of you.”) So great!

*The White Queen is super creepy and super evil. I don’t want to say too much about her but you will love to hate her.

Cami’s story and the world that she lives in is unique and will stay with you long after you finish reading. I can’t wait for the next installment in this series. This is great storytelling and everyone should go out and get their copy today. 

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