Title: The Black Lily
Cinderella like you’ve never seen before…
With the threat of the vampire monarchy becoming stronger every day, the Black Lily must take drastic measures. As the leader of the underground resistance, Arabelle concocts the perfect idea to gain the attention of the Glass Tower. Her plan? Attend the vampire prince’s blood ball and kill him. Fortunately for Prince Marius, her assassination goes awry, and Arabelle flees, leaving behind only her dagger.
Marius is desperate to find the woman whose kiss turned into attempted murder, hunting for the mysterious assassin he can’t push out of his mind. But what he uncovers could change the course of his life forever…
Author: Juliette Cross
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Deepest Well by Juliette Cross (Age of Gray #1), Sealed in Sin, Bound in Black, Waking the Dragon
Series: Tales of the Black Lily
Published by Entangled Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: March 27th 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Oh man, this is amazing! Not only do we get to be swept away into a world of Vampires, but this has a wonderful fantasy feel that you’ll find familiar, yet different.
Marius is a vampire. Ok, he’s not JUST a vampire, he’s the last prince to the Varis Kingdom. He’s lived in his Kingdom, barely visiting the villages, oblivious as to what has been happening right under his nose. It’s not until he’s bewitched by a mystery woman that his eyes start to open. The story starts with the most creative “retell/revamp” of the Cinderella story we all know so well. But that’s where the similarities end. You see, Marius has absolutely no troubles tracking his mystery woman. After all, he’s a vampire.
Mystery woman? That’s Arabelle, aka, the Black Lily. Well, “the cause” is the Black Lily, but she’s the one who pretty much created it (I digress). With humans turning up dead and left behind, Arabelle not only wants answers, but justice. It’s taken years of planning a revolution, hoping to bridge the gap between vampires and humans, and Arabelle is just getting started. Disguised, Arabelle sets her plan in motion by seducing the prince, to kill him. Now THAT’S how you get someones attention (I digress again…sigh). There’s a problem though. As you can guess, not only does she fail in the attempt, the prince has somehow had an effect on her. An effect that’s very troubling considering she’s supposed to hate and kill him.
This is a fantastic way to start a series! Like I mentioned before, it wasn’t just the vampires that intrigued me, there are a lot of fantasy elements that draw you in as well. But let’s put that to the side…the chemistry between Marius and Arabelle was so strong and hot. I couldn’t figure out who was more effected by the anticipation more, me or them. This story is far from over folks. In fact, not only has it just begun, I’m thinking that we haven’t even scratched the surface yet….and I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!?