martes, 7 de noviembre de 2017

Reseña: The White Lily (Vampire Blood #3)

 +Digital arc gently provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review+

The White Lily (Vampire Blood #3)


Juliette Cross

 326 pages
Published October 23rd 2017 by Entangled Publishing, Amara
Edition Language:English
Series Vampire Blood #3
 FROM THE BLURB: 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.

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is some kind of romance fantasy where exist a Vampire Monarchy, you know, with your average oh-so-handsome evil vampires with pleasure bites and 'elixir' to thrall into obedience and pain. Only the Varis royalty vampires can make more vampires from their blood, and of course if you are born from them (?!). Going into the third book of the series, a discension had started between the peasants and some members of the nobility that abjure of the cruelty and bad practices b/c they are not protecting their sheep humans. And yeah the King is really mad with some chick called Black Lily who is the symbol for the rebellion.

But in the North there is also a dissident spreading bad propaganda with pamphlets - the White Lily (roll eyes), and the Duke Friedrich wants to find the fool before the King does it.

Well that's the idea.

For me is was all-

She had no idea what men were thinking when they laid eyes on her. But he did.
[She] was no longer the woman focused solely on the needs of others, but the woman who longed to take what she wanted. To satiate her own fleshly desires.
('freshly desires' ... snort... bwajajajaja)
Vampires are covetous creatures. They want what other vampires have. Especially a beautiful woman who is the lover of a royal.”
She shook her head. “That makes no sense at all.”
“That’s because you’re human.”
(weeell, actually, that makes them even more human , pal)

Also I found annoying all the gasp-ed (28 in the text)

SorryNotSorry, not my cuppa. Too cliche . Heroine TSTL. And macho pushing woman into the ground and walls... nop. The Duke is not very wise either , his plans are silly and plain and ug very foolish.

Vampires? Almost inmortals, created or breeded. Not problem with the sun. Some blood lust, supposedly controlable. Blur-fast. Strong. Random gifts.

Mmm. More than anything, feels to me like a PWP with a side of tiny plot.
Not up for the next book.

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