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Blood Magic (World of the Lupi #6)

4.23 of 5 stars 4.23  ·  rating details  ·  2,669 ratings  ·  91 reviews
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A new World of Lupi novel from "a true master of her craft" (Eternal Night)

Lily Yu and Lupi prince Rule Turner have a bigger problem than their families not accepting their impending human/werewolf mixed marriage. A powerful ancient nemesis of Lily's grandmother has come to San Diego to turn the city into a feeding ground.

Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 2nd 2010 by Berkley
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Once again, Eileen Wilks has managed to put out another solid entry in this series. After the development at the end of the last book I expected most of the focus to be on that, but Wilks surprised me and veered toward a series of crimes that hit close to home for Lily and Rule.

I loved getting to learn more about Lily's grandmother and her heritage and her connection with the dragons. Lily's grandmother has a presence that has intrigued me from the start. I was surprised right along with Lily w...more
Aug 30, 2010 Kt rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: hardcopy
After the ending of the last book, I expected this book to be mostly about the consequences of Lily and Rule getting engaged since marriage is extremely forbidden to the Lupi. However, while that issue does cause tension, it really takes an extreme back seat when there is an almost successful assassination attempt on Cullen. It happens at his and Cynna's baby party of all times. Lily is the only one who saw the mysterious Asian. Since he was able to slip in and out undetected by anyone but her e...more
This was a fun book to read because Lily and Rule were back home among her family and Nokolai throwing of all things a baby shower and baby party for Cullen and Cynna. But of course things never go as planned and on the way Lily is called to investigate and accident that may or may not prove to be magic. Turns out this is only the tip of the iceberg as someone very dear to Lily is seriously hurt during the party, the great evil just beginning to be exposed. The more Lily investigates the more he...more
This is one of my favorite paranormal series. I love the world that Wilks has built and enjoy following the main characters' adventures. I especially appreciate that Lily and Rule handle the bizarre situations that they're thrown into like mature adults.

That said, this wasn't my favorite book in the series. It lacked momentum. I kept setting it down and forgetting to pick it back up. Also, I'm having trouble feeling the love between Rule and Lily. In theory, I know it's there. But they both see...more
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4.5stars really
Grandmother Yu's ancient enemy the Chimeri have returned, Rule & Lily are dealing with clan repercussions of their almost unheard of engagement in addition to the dual mantle and Cullen is struck down at the baby party. Quite a bit of activity in what could be an overfull installment, but it's just full enough.
I liked the second half of the read so much better than the first. For me it was easy to get bored with the convoluted tale of dragon/chimeri politics but good to have...more
This book was solidly crafted from beginning to end. I missed the previous book, but the story did not depend on knowing what happened in order to flow. Well - it did but the story filled in the gaps in a way that made sense and still flowed without seeming patronizing.

I loved the introduction to Grandmother's past and a light touch on her secret love. Her early history was brought out, but not in a negative way. However, that does lead me to one of only 2 points I wish to complain about. The f...more
Shannon C.
Lily Yu, a touch sensitive and FBI Agent in the magical crimes division, and her fiance Rule Turner, a prince of the werewolves, are dealing with family conflicts over their impending wedding. Lily's family would have preferred a Chinese husband, while Rule's werewolf clan would have preferred no marriage at all. While planning the wedding, they are also working on planning a baby shower for their friends Cynna and Cullen, who we've met in previous books. Cynna is a finder and former agent with...more
Lynn Calvin
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That was awesome! If you haven't heard of this series, I urge you to take a look at it. This is a wonderful urban fantasy series starring Lily Yu, a touch sensitive and FBI agent for the Magical Crimes Division in San Diego and her Lupi mate and overall great looking guy Rule Turner.

I love the world created by Ms. Wilks. There's the werewolf pack and their magic and lore that is passed down through The Lady. Then there be Dragons - yes, huge dragons keeping larger cities safe. There's also Lily'...more
I prefer the Lupi series when it focuses on Rule and Lily and this one does. It ties up a variety of loose ends from prior books but opens up new ideas. Sam the Dragon plays a big part as well when an old enemy of Lily's grandmother decides that it's time to take her revenge. And she starts by trying to eliminate Cullen. But sorcerers who are lupi don't perish that easily. Lily learns more about her heritage and herself. She's fighting against setting a wedding date and she isn't sure why. She a...more
This book was fantastic and I adore the whole series. I found the twists and turns with this one very intriguing and can't wait to see what happens with Lily in following books. And speaking of Lily, I usually read romance type books for the hero, and I do love Rule. But Lily really shines as a heroine for me. She is just so real and down to earth; while not being that super-heroine ,nothing can hurt me I'm always right and will do what I want and be bitchy while I do it because I'm strong type...more
Amanda Croley
Lilly & Rule are planning their wedding, but it hasn't been announced publicly. Lilly runs into an old boyfriend, and starts to question the reason she is marrying Rule. An age old enemy comes to the U.S. to seek revenge, not only is Lilly endanger, her closest friends and everyone else is too. Cynna is getting closer to having the baby, and Lilly combines the baby shower and the Lupi baby party at clanhome. A lot of unknown was revealed in Blood Magic, so it might be the last. It ended like...more
"Our stories are never completely our own. This is illusion. They are also the stories of our fathers and mothers, our children and ancestors, of all those we brush against for one second, or laugh with, or love, or fight, or kill. Mostly we do not see this, but it is so."

One of my favorite characters in this series is Lily's grandmother and I'm glad we got to know more about her in this installment, and about Lily's heritage as well. I haven't been posting reviews of the latter Lupi books becau...more

Is it wrong that my favorite character is the heroine's grandmother ?
This is one of my favorite books of the series due to her (and Sam's) involvement .
Barbara ★
I will admit to being bored with this book until about halfway through then the action and the tension kicked up and kept me reading until the last page. It got bogged down in old Chinese politics (sort of) and since this isn't a subject I willingly follow, totally lost my interest.

An ancient enemy of Grandmother Yu is in town and terrorizing everyone. Enter Sun Mtzo (Sam), the black dragon who is "friends" with Grandmother and somehow family of Lily. In and around the trouble with the Chimei, L...more
Good read. I'm really enjoying this series. I really like the world Wilks has built. Love Rule, love the lupi. As I have said before, Lily is hit and miss with me, but I rarely dislike her completely. I had some issues with the continuity in this book plus a few other things, which I'll get to, but I still really enjoyed it.

In this book the enemy is the Chimei, something from before Lily's time. This enemy involves her grandmother and Sun Maztu/Sam. I liked the background info we got on grandma...more
I love Lily and Rule and the whole world that Eileen has created. I admit I have a thing for shifters and this series does not disappoint.

In this installment we get to see the consequences of Rule breaking the Lupi rule of never marrying and dealing with people that think him and Lily are doing a terrible mistake.

We also got to learn more about Grandmother and that was pretty awesome! She is my favorite character in the series, she is strong, loyal, hilarious and a complete mystery. We get to so...more
Kathleen Burket
Blood Magic, World of the Lupi, Book 6, by Eileen Wilks, begins with Lily Yu, Special Agent with Unit Twelve of the FBI's Magical Crimes Division, hosting Cynna Weaver's baby shower at Clanhome while Rule is hosting, along with his father, Nokolai Rho, Isen Turner, and the Nokolai Rhej, a "baby party" for Cullen Seaborne. A "baby party" is a tradional lupus event for expectant fathers which involves eating copious amounts of food and stuffing money in a jar to assist the expectant father with ex...more
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Blood Magic ของเอลลีน วิกส์

หนังสือเล่มนี้เป็นเล่มที่หกในชุด The World of Lupi (และเป็นเล่มที่ห้าที่เล่าเรื่องราวของลิลลี่และรูล) ที่บรรยายถึงโลกมนุษย์ที่ยอมรับการมีอยู่จริงของสิ่งมีชีวิตเหนือธรรมชาติ

เมื่อหลายปีก่อน มนุษย์หมาป่าเป็นกลุ่มแรกที่แสดงตัวออกมา พวกเขาเปิดเผยความลับที่มนุษย์ส่วนใหญ่คิดว่าเป็นเพียงตำนาน มนุษย์หมาป่ามีอยู่จริง และตำนานไม่ได้ถูกต้องเสมอไป นั่นก็คือ การเป็นมนุษย์หมาป่านั้นไม่ใช่การโดนกัด และการกลายร่างไม่ใช่จำเป็นจะต้องเกิดขึ้นทุกคืนพระจันทร์เต็มดวง สังคมของมนุษย์หมาป่าอยู่...more
Amy A
This series keeps getting better and better with each book. In Blood Magic Lily and Rule are finally back in San Diego. I'll admit I much prefer them in San Diego than I do in DC. They've told both of their families about the engagement and impending wedding and neither family are too thrilled with it, but they aren't openly hostile about it either.

A baby shower is being thrown for Cynna and Cullen is attacked in the middle. Lily quickly takes over the scene but the only problem is everyone has...more
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru

Lily Yu’s world changed when she met Rule Turner, known to the human world as “that werewolf prince.” It’s been eight months since everyone else’s world changed, too—when the Turning hit. That shifting of the realms has magic seeping back into the world in quantities unseen since the hot news story concerned a pair of human babes raised by wolves who went on to found a new city: Rome.

Lily is a homicide cop turned FBI agent. She works for a special Unit within the MCD—that’s the Bureau’s...more
This review is from: Blood Magic (A Novel of the Lupi, Book 6) (Paperback)
As Lily and Rule are coming to terms with their wedding and the plans that need to be made, an ancient scourge of her Grandmothers and Sam the Dragon is back in town. Near tragedy hits while Lily hostesses the baby shower for Cynna at Clanhome and the story races from there.

In this book many many secrets are revealed and surprises jump out at you from nearly every page. This book has a superb blending of mystery, suspense,...more
Lily and Rule have decided to get married and their families aren’t necessarily happy about it. Rule’s clan has strict rules against getting married and settling down; the mate bond is all right, but getting married goes against the Lupi’s very nature. Lily’s family is not happy because Rule isn’t Chinese. And of course Lily is having cold feet because she feels she needs to figure out why she wants to marry Rule. Yeah, she loves him and is going to be with him forever, but why get married? They...more
Just when I thought Eileen Wilks can't get any better, she somehow manages to. I'm not sure how she does it, but I'm happy that she does.

Since a description is given in the book bio I won't rehash it here.

Blood Magic is an absolute delight to read since you get to learn more about Grandmother/Madam Yu's past. Rule's proposal from Mortal Sins is explored not only from the political Lupi aspect but also for Lily (her reasons for it).

Of course Cynna and Cullen have a part (Max also makes a retur...more
Reviewing it before it officially comes out. *g* Tsk tsk. I know. I got the book on 01/29. Not that early.

This series is probably one of my favorite urban fantasy series at the moment. As we return to the action Lily and Rule are making wedding plans and they are hosting a baby shower/ baby party for Cullen and Cynna at Clanhome. In addition to fighting the "big bad" of the book, we learn a lot about Lily's grandmother and a unique heritage she passed onto Lily.

Not sure what else to say. Fell b...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Rating* 4.0
*Genre* Paranormal Romance


Blood Magic is the sixth installment in the World of the Lupi series by Eileen Wilks. Wilks gives readers a whole new look at Grandmother Li Lei Yu’s past, as well as her relationship with Sam (Sun Mzao) the Dragon who came back from Dis along with 20 others. We learn just how old she really is and how she is able to shift into a Lion.

Lily Yu, Rule Tanner, as well as Rule’s son Toby, are back home in San Diego where Lily is investigating some stran...more
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When I first began my foray into urban fantasy/paranormal romance Wilks' World of the Lupi was one of the very first series I read. Today it remains one of my favorites. What makes Wilks distinctive and one of the best, in my opinion, is her exceptional and consistent world building. It's complicated, well planned, and borders on philsophical. There are no arbitrary or gratuitous rules, no sudden and unbelievable revelations.

If I have any complaint about this book it that it leans a little too...more
Lily & Rule are engaged and sort of planning their wedding. Sort of, cause Lily keeps putting off her mother, who is trying to organise it.

Cullen & Cynna's Baby Party at Clanhome is a joyous occasion until someone almost kills Cullen, right in front of everyone. But everyone has a different story. The baddie turns out to be a very old enemy of Grandmother Yu's, The Chimei and her Sorcerer.

The Chimei & the Dragons have a Treaty going back to the Great War, 3 thousand years ago. So Sam...more
Mar 10, 2010 Marsha rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: adults
The 6h installment of the World of the Lupi was just as good if not better than the first. The ability to enthrall the reader is a unique gift of Eileen Wilks. In this novel Lily, Rule and the Rhej host a baby shower for Cynna and Cullen. During the festivities, Cullen is attacked and almost dies. He is having trouble healing soon we learn an old enemy of Lily's grandmother is responsible. We learn more about Sam the dragon and his unique relationship with Lily's family. Additionally, Lily runs...more
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