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Blood Challenge (World of the Lupi #7)

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  2,990 ratings  ·  125 reviews
Lily Yu and Rule Turner’s engagement announcement is stirring up ugly passions in the Humans First camp. There’s hate mail. Death threats. Lily’s car is vandalized. But professionally, things are going smoothly...until a lupus in Tennessee goes on a killing spree.

Then Rule's brother, Benedict, catches a lovely intruder--twice. The first time she's sneaking around the home
Paperback, 447 pages
Published January 4th 2011 by Berkley (first published January 1st 2011)
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This series is a relatively new discovery to me. I actually only read the first book of the series, Tempting Danger, in October of 2010! But it was love at first sight for me. Right after I closed Tempting Danger I called one bookstore, visited two other used bookstores, and even hit up the library looking for the second book so I could jump into it immediately. Alas, my little town sucks and I had to order it and wait for it to arrive. But finally the rest of the series came in and I got to rea ...more
The series arc in Eileen Wilks' fabulous new World of the Lupi book is heating up: Lupi wolfshifter Rule's plan to break a Lupi taboo (if you read the last book you'll know what I'm trying to avoid spoiling for those who haven't) brings some nasty attention to Lily from hatemongers and the Lupi's public relations take a hit when a Lupi goes inexplicably berserk and kills several humans. I can't really do justice to the book with a simple synopsis, because the story setup is just the tip of the i ...more
I don't know how she does it, but each installment of Eileen Wilks' World of the Lupi series gets better and better. I think that what sets this series apart is the intricate world built by the author. The World of the Lupi series includes all sorts of magical creatures and humans with special magical "Gifts." One such human, Lily Yu is a touch sensitive - she is able to identify a magical gift by touch. Her mate, Rule Turner is a werewolf and leader of one of the werewolf clans. Lily and Rule a ...more
Shannon C.
Aug 10, 2011 Shannon C. rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Urban fantasy & paranormal romance fans

*do not read unless you've read through book #6: spoilers for PAST books* Blood Challenge, book seven in the World of Lupi series, picks up shortly after Blood Magic left off. FBI agent and magic sensitive Lily Yu and her Lupi (werewolf) mate Rule Turner are recently engaged. Lily has become the target of anti-Lupi bigots, and receives hate mail and death threats. Meanwhile, she is investigating murders allegedly done by a Leidolf Lupi--hard to believe since he lived in peace
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If you're this far into the series there isn't a whole lot to say either way. Especially with an accurate synopsis to follow. This installment was more about the Lupi than the others of the series so Rule was more in front than Lily. Rule & Lily's engagement is still pretty big news for both the human and Lupi worlds and causes a few molehills for Lily's investigation into drugged Lupi. Benedict was added to the second male lead rotation giving Cullen a rest along with a new character, Arjen ...more

I love Arjenie and her Chosen. The plot was a good mix of personal and also contributed to the major story arc of the war against G.B. (thank Cynna for the acronym).
Love plot twist at the end. Highly recommended. **note if you haven't read all of the short stories there will be references to them that will make you hunt them up.
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*contains spoilers if you haven’t read the previous books in the series and NO Spoilers for Blood Challenge!

I LOVE this series! I do believe this is one of the most underestimated amazing Urban Fantasy series out there. There I said it! Eileen Wilks has written a brilliant world where The Lupi {werewolves, but don’t call them that} and magic in general have recently come out of the closet and she does an amazing job in keeping the
Blood Challenge by Eileen Wilks
Paranormal Romance – Jan 4th, 2010
4 ½ stars

Blood Challenge is the 7th in Eileen Wilk’s phenomenal Lupi/shifter series. This series is involving and complex. It does for werewolves what J R Ward’s series does for vampires. Because of this, I feel that reading all of the books in order would be highly advisable but not strictly necessary.

FBI agent Lily Yu and her fiancée, the werewolf leader Rule Turner, will soon be married. However, not all humans are ready to ack
Oct 19, 2012 Estara rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Meljean Brooks Guardians or Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels
Recommended to Estara by: Love the series, so auto-buy
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Wow, this book great in so many ways. This time around there wasn't so much of Lily and the FBI stuff, it was more about Rule, and all the Lupi. We really got a great look of how all the clans work and how they work together, the petty conflicts and the political maneuvering.

This book also had a lot of Benedict, who I have always liked. In this book we really got to know a lot more about him and his past. One particular memorable scene was one in which Nettie defended Benedict and what happened
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Great book, although I'm not sure I have much to say about it. That's what you get sometimes when there are no complaints. It ended too soon, but good books always end too soon. It was actually a pretty thick book. And it ended on a bit of a cliffhanger. Please tell me I don't have to wait till next January for the next book.

Focused heavier on Rule and Lily, as opposed to Cynna and Cullen, although they were all onstage. There is also a new female character (who's not exactly human) who's introd
Trina Lore
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I really love this series. I swear, each book gets better and better, and the overarching plot is really engaging.

I loved the developments in Rule and Lily's relationship. I loved Lily learning what it means to be Chosen in the clans, and coming to terms with the knowledge that people will die for her... and also really coming to know her mortality, and those of the people she loves.

I loved watching Cullen and Cynna. As central characters, they don't really thrill me, but as secondary characters
Feb 19, 2011 Li rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Li by: Autobuy author
Definitely one of the stronger installments in this series - while I wouldn't recommend this to someone new to the series, I thought this book built on existing relationships beautifully. More Rule/Lily, more Isen and his sons, and without going into too many details, I loved Arjenie and thought she was a breath of fresh air.

It's funny how you love some books so much that aspects that would usually bother you otherwise don't - here it was the info-dumping. Some scenes were pretty exclusively inf
This was an okay read up until page 14. That's when EW jumps on the asshole bandwagon. the assholes who defaced her car were "the predictable demographic.... heterosexual white males between the age of 20 and 60" Really? well, of course it's safe to denigrate this particular demographic, they're the only ones who aren't allowed to defend themselves in the media. So, screw this writer, she's lost me.
I really love this series and this one pulled me in right away.

This is not a series that you can jump into in the middle. It's really best to start at the beginning and work your way through Wilks' meticulous worldbuilding. Her stories are dense but they're magical and I'm really enjoying the ride.
Hot damn. The last 10% of this book was SO GOOD. A really solid installment in the series, Eileen Wilks' writing just gets better as the story moves along. More people should read this series so I can discuss it with more friends!
I have been reading this whole series and the last couple books dragged for me although this one sang... could not get enough time to read yesterday and kept thinking I need to know... so anyway I just had to put it out there. Still loving Cynna and Cullen. I was glad that Benedict got more "air time" this time around. Something has always called to me where he is concerned. And maybe that is just me seeing myself in him. Someone who is sure of who they are but yet walks a quarter life because t ...more
Ending was like Wow
Dec 30, 2010 Marsha rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Young Adults and Adults
After going in and out of a real reading funk for the past two months, I cannot tell you how excited I was to read book 7 in the Lily and Rule saga. I was certain this book would catapult me back to a reading frenzy. You see, Eileen Wilks is one of my favorite authors and the World of the Lupi is certainly one of my favorite series.Unfortunately, Blood Challenge is my least favorite book in the series. If 3 and one half stars were available, I would have given this ratingto this book.

Our story b
Oh my freaking gosh! Why, why, why can't the next installment be ready?! Wonderful addition to the series. As usual, I have my minor gripes, which I seem to have mostly with books I rather like. But they are minor. Again, at times I liked Lily, and at times she irritated me. More so in this book than in previous ones. But it's hard being in someone's head and still liking them all the time I suppose. Though I was pretty ticked at her in regards to the Cobb conclusion. She just didn't seem to put ...more
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Lily Yu and Rule Turner are given little time to enjoy their recent engagement. Harsh statements from the Humans First camp as well as hate mail and death threats have become a common occurrence because of their announcement. This hasn't stopped Lily from doing her job as a Special Agent for the FBI or kept Rule from his responsibilities as the second in command of one Lupi clan and the temporary leader of another. A lupus killing spree has brought Lily and Rule to Tennessee where things are not ...more
Romance, suspense, adventure, magic, humor, tragedy, political zealots, some intrigue... all in all, a very fun read.

The good: the characters. I really love the characters. Grandma Yu and Sam were not in this one, which is always unfortunate, but a new character was introduced -- Arjenie -- who I found to be delightfully kooky. Also, watching the continuing development of Lily and Rule's relationship, along with what happens in the lives of the family and friends, is a lot of fun.

The bad: occasi
Amanda Croley
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Kathleen Burket
Riveting is a weak word to describe Blood Challenge (World of the Lupi, Book 7). This book may end up being one of the best paranormal romances of this year. Yes, it really is that good. Lots of fallout because of the surprise that Rule had for Lily at the end of book five. Additionally, new threats that include an assassination attempt, and potions to induce physical afflictions and temporary madness.

Lovely, sensitive, touching subplot in which Benedict becomes the first person in memory to be
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This is the seventh book in Eileen Wilks's Lupi series and my first experience in this amazingly complex world. Sometimes, it's really hard to come into a series this far along and sometimes it's super-easy (especially when an author recaps what happened in the previous books). While I was dropped deep into the action with this book and I struggled initially with figuring out the language and who everyone was, it didn't take me too long to become completely immersed.

The world of the Lupi is a ha
I really enjoyed this book, I think it's my favorite in the series so far. Lily and Rule are still very involved but they aren't necessarily the main focus. Lily has started getting on my nerves with her stubbornness and inflexibility on changing. Having other characters starting to play more equal roles makes this series much more enjoyable and there is enough of a variety almost everyone will find someone to identify with in the series. I am finding it very interesting that Lily is starting to ...more
Though it's been quite a while since I read the previous book in this series, it took off running from the 1st page and managed to remind me of all the necessary background, which is not easily done. The introduction or Arjenie, a part Fae with interesting "gifts", was a stroke of genius, since her personality lent an air of lightness that was needed after the developments in previous books. She also allowed readers to become re-familiarized, and then more invested in, Benedict and Nettie Two Ho ...more
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Eileen Wilks’ first book, a Silhouette Desire published in 1996, hit the USA Today Bestseller List and was nominated for Romantic Times' Best First Short Contemporary award. Since then, her books have appeared consistently on national bestseller lists. With thirty two books in print and novellas in nine anthologies, she has been a finalist in the prestigious Rita Awards three times, as well as rec ...more
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World of the Lupi (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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  • Mortal Danger (World of the Lupi, #2)
  • Blood Lines (World of the Lupi, #3)
  • Night Season (World of the Lupi, #4)
  • Mortal Sins (World of the Lupi, #5)
  • Blood Magic (World of the Lupi, #6)
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