This Week's Pick: Nameless (Tales of Beauty and Madness #1) by Lili St. Crow
Release Date: April 4th, 2013
When Camille was six years old, she was discovered alone in the snow by Enrico Vultusino, godfather of the Seven—the powerful Families that rule magic-ridden New Haven. Papa Vultusino adopted the mute, scarred child, naming her after his dead wife and raising her in luxury on Haven Hill alongside his own son, Nico.Lili St. Crow caught my attention way back when I was fifteen and the Strange Angels series had just been released. Such a fresh and interesting premise, and characters I was ready to fall in love with. And by the end of the series, I was a huge fan of both the plot and the characters. When I was searching on Goodreads and saw that Lili St.Crow had a new series coming out, I was ecstatic. But, when I found out it was a retelling of Snow White? Well, I nearly flipped out. I mean, could it get anymore awesome?
Now Cami is turning sixteen. She’s no longer mute, though she keeps her faded scars hidden under her school uniform, and though she opens up only to her two best friends, Ruby and Ellie, and to Nico, who has become more than a brother to her. But even though Cami is a pampered Vultusino heiress, she knows that she is not really Family. Unlike them, she is a mortal with a past that lies buried in trauma. And it’s not until she meets the mysterious Tor, who reveals scars of his own, that Cami begins to uncover the secrets of her birth…to find out where she comes from and why her past is threatening her now.
New York Times bestselling author Lili St. Crow thrilled legions of fans with her dark paranormal series Strange Angels. Now she has crafted an evocative update of Snow White, set in a vividly imagined world and populated by unforgettable new characters.
I feel like I'm going to love this book. Dark, twisted, magical, and mysterious, I want Nameless in my hands as soon as possible.
- Ciara (Lost at Midnight)