Blood Magic (World of the Lupi #6)
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.
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
So it may seem at first like Rule and Lily’s surprise engagement would be a big deal in this book, and while there is a bit of fallout, it’s really quite a minor element of the story. ...more
March 2016 re-read: Really enioyed going through this one again. I picked up on some important details of the backstory that I missed the first time.
February 2011 review:
I think this might be my favorite of the 'world of the Lupi' series after the one where Lily is trapped in Dis and comes back with the dragons. Blood Magic felt like 'closure' on that story in so many ways. I really enjoyed so many aspects of the book, Lily and Rule, Sam, Grandmother, Cynna and Cullen, the Lupi, ...more
But then an attempted murder by magical means distracts her and Rule. They learn quickly that the attack is an act of revenge by an old powerful being against Lily's family. Her gr ...more
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
"People are seeing movie monsters."Blood Magic picks up shortly after Mortal Sins with Lily, Rule and Toby returning home from N. Carolina. The clan and Lily's family are gathering for a baby shower and baby party (clan celebration for the baby's father), which doesn't end well. People all over the city are suffering from sudden, yet temporary delusions, which is keeping Lily busy. Grandmother is up to something and has disappeared, which Lily later learns has to do with the appearance of a ...more
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
Liked the interaction between Lily and Rule, though the resolution to one "personal" issue seemed Meh.
Sometimes Rule can be a little...emo...for me. Not often, but sometimes and it always throws off my yummy Alpha vibes. This one had a couple of those moments.
I know ...more
I don't know why but I feel like Cullen gets crapped on more than the other characters. He loses limbs, gets poisoned, his magic gets used against him, not to mention years of lone wolfdom. Yes, bad things are happening to other characters but I just feel for this kid, maybe because he's not supposed to be one of the MCs. I guess he's got a good life now but still...
Moving on, book 6 and this series is still solid. This is such an odd blend of Chin ...more
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
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
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
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
It’s not going to be easy
But this pales to insignificance when the newly magical world throws up another threat – one from Madame Yu’s (Lily’s terrifying grandmother) past – one that even the dragons cannot fight directly
This series has had an amazing journey. It started like many o ...more
The main characters, Rule Turner and Lily Yu continue to explore and develop their understanding of their relationship with Lily as Rule's "Chos ...more
Great thing about this installment of the World of Lupi series was the fact that everyone is back home, in their comfort zone and all of my favorite characters are present. There was no being plopped into a different realm where no one speaks English or where demons are trying to kill you. There was no uncertainty in who could or couldn’t be trusted because you’re in a new town and don’t know anybody. After three books, Rule, Lil...more
May I just say, I love it when Grandmother is part of the story! In Blood Magic, an enemy of grandmother’s from long ago is looking to get her revenge, which brings up all sorts of things from the past. We learn a little bit more about Grandmother and the dragon, Sam, and we learn something about the nature of Lily’s magic.
At the same time, Lily ends up reconnecting wit ...more
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