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Mortal Danger (World of the Lupi #2)

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,819 Ratings  ·  227 Reviews
Former cop Lily Yu has her sister's wedding to attend, a missing magical staff to find, and now must deal with her grandmother's decision to return to the old country. Lily could turn to the man she's involved with for advice, but for all the passion that flares between them, she doesn't really know Rule Turner--she's just bound to him for life. Rule happens to be a werewo ...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Berkley Books
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I really like the way the author is slowly unfolding this world. Lily and Rule aren't a perfect couple even though they're mates. They're still trying to figure out their feelings for each other, especially on Lily's end. She didn't grow up believing these things so it's harder for her to just go with it. She finds herself questioning her feelings and especially Rule's feelings.

I really liked how the author had Lily feel insecure about Rule's acceptance of fidelity. Just because fate has made y
Mar 12, 2016 Kathleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 stars for book 2 — another strong entry. Dragons! Nice touch, and Sam's thoughts added some humor and gravitas. About halfway through the book, an interesting separation occurs, with some of the characters in another realm. I enjoyed that whole set-up quite a bit. Felt a little teary as the journey unfolded. And worried about the characters. And surprised by some unexpected and welcome plot twists. Very little sex in this book, but something even better -- a closer relationship forms, with ...more
Laura (Kyahgirl)
4.5/5; 5 stars; A

I loved this book, not only because it is great urban fantasy with a dash of PNR, but because it deconstructs and reconstructs a character and gives the reader a chance to really understand her.
There were things about Lily Yu in book 1 that made it hard to completely warm up to her but the events of this book just make her more believable and understandable. (view spoiler)
Sep 05, 2009 Jess rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ehh.. this one was a tad confusing. I don't want to go into that much detail because it would kind of ruin part of the plot. But I was definitely re-reading parts because I didn't know what was going on.

I like Rule and Lily but I don't know... there's something about this series that just bothers me. It just doesn't quite draw my attention like other series have and I'm not really sure why.

I'm debating about continuing on... I would like to see what happens with Lily and Rule, but I'm just sort
Amanda Croley
Jan 31, 2011 Amanda Croley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If the Lupi, gnomes, a sourcerer, and a sensitive werent enough for you, Mortal Danger should take care of that. In the second book in this series, Wilks added an annoying demon, who does grow on you. She also adds a Finder, dragons and many other not so friendly demons. Rule and Lily are still trying to figure out the mate bond, as well as find Harlowe and the staff. Cullen plays a much larger role, and I hope Wilks continues to show us more of his character. I would like to learn more about Ru ...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
This series has not quite found its legs yet. At least, not for me. There are definitely some good things going on, but this book feels disjointed, not only in relation to Tempting Danger, but within itself. The first half and the second half feel almost like two separate stories. And there is no trace of the police procedural feel from book 1.

We start the story with Lily’s sister’s wedding. I was excited about that, because I am interested in her family dynamic and where Rule will fit in. But i

This one is tough for me to evaluate. First and foremost, let's just get this right out of the way: I liked the book. I feel attached to the characters, engaged in what happens with them. And hell, I have already started reading the 3rd in this series.

That said, there were some flaws.

First flaw: I am really not fond of Wilks' tendency to tell us about the action after the fact. This happened in the first book, and it is happening here too. (view spoiler)
Apr 15, 2011 Tracy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Solid Urban Fantasy Series
If you're looking for a paranormal romance, Eileen Wilks' World of the Lupi series may not be quite your cup of tea. While there are romantic elements in the book - more in Mortal Danger than in Tempting Danger, the series opener - those elements are not the driving plot of the book. If you like your books more along the lines of urban fantasy, then give Wilks a try. You won't be disappointed.

Lily Yu is no longer a homicide cop, but her life and her job as an agent for
❃ Brandy ❃
You know... I have no idea what to make of this book. Was it good? Yes. Like book 1, it was difficult to put down. However, It was confusing at times, but I think that was the point. Once you got used to the book being confusing, it wasn't so confusing anymore, if that makes any sense whatsoever. Like I said in my review of book 1, this is NOT a romance series. The romance is in the background of the much larger plot & the events that take place, especially the ones that took place in this b ...more
A very good audiobook production by graphic audio, with different actors that really got into their roles and special effects that added suspense and extra emotion to the story.

In the previous book we get introduced to many different characters, both good and bad, and some threads remained loose after the events that transpired there. The story continues and some of those loose threads are tied up, while the big bad remains to cause trouble for another day.

For the first part of the book I found
Aug 19, 2013 Chachic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
Originally posted here.

Mortal Danger by Eileen Wilks is the second book in the World of the Lupi series. I started reading this one right after I read and reviewed Tempting Danger. Should the series be read in order? Yes, because we follow the same set of characters throughout the whole series and it would be too confusing if the books aren't read according to how they were published. For the benefit of those who haven't read the first book, I won't be going into specifics to avoid bringing up s
Evanne Lorraine
I'm still on the fence, parts of the story worked really well for me. All of it is well-crafted and nicely edited. In this installment the romance element is weak, while the suspense is more grim than scary. Which makes it sound as if I didn't like it. I liked Sam and Grandmother and Max and Cynna and Bennett and want to know what happens to them. I like most of the world building, although Dis (hell) got surprisingly dull.
Dec 09, 2015 Rhapsody rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: diehard paranormal romance readers
In all honesty, I really only skimmed this one. I was moderately into the series when I finished Tempting Danger, but this was, from the start, was clearly on a lower level, and it just got worse. Not to say that it was a complete waste of time (I'm giving it 2 stars and not 1, after all), but it just got way too ridiculous. Half the book is spent in hell, for crying out loud. There are demons, dragons, and evil gods--all fine if you're reading real fantasy, but kind of over-the-top for this gen ...more
Danielle (Danniegurl)
I enjoyed this one as well, but in some places I felt lost. There are so many characters too that I occasionally have no idea who we are talking about. But I liked and disliked this book. Due to a point in the plot it was confusing. It takes place at the culmination of our conflict. Lily ends up (view spoiler) Now we have several confus ...more
A beautifully crafted paranormal world of magic and magical beings, World of the Lupi is a series I've wanted to read but haven't picked up till a group here on GR started doing a year-long reading challenge. The series is amazing, and the slow reveal of the world-building seems to mimic the slow romance of the mating of Lily and Rule. I'm trying not to rush this book, or this series, too quickly.

Nichole ~Bookaholic~
Another great listen….. I don’t want to give to much detail as I might give spoilers so I’m going to go with what I liked…..there was not really anything I did not like just some bits that creeped me out at times, like in the prologue where we meet Gan, the description of Xitil and his/her court….gah it was icky. I guess one thing that did bug me was the secrecy if Lily is Rule’s “chosen” why the delay in explaining things. I know that there is a larger story arc and world building but it bugged ...more
From Goodreads:

Former cop Lily Yu has her sister's wedding to attend, a missing magical staff to find, and now must deal with her grandmother's decision to return to the old country. Lily could turn to the man she's involved with for advice, but for all the passion that flares between them, she doesn't really know Rule Turner--she's just bound to him for life. Rule happens to be a werewolf, and Lily wonders just how far she can trust him.

The Review:

This books starts a few weeks after she is work
4.75stars really
This installment picks up shortly after book one ends providing closure to those threads. Lily & Rule seemed to be pre-occupied with new relationship-dom. She with the trivia and he with the guilt. This made some of their scenes necessary but not so much a gift as they worked through this theme. This read also featured a large chunk of time in a new location that may or may not become important to the series. However, the time spent in Dis was overlong for my taste. (Though m
Feb 20, 2011 Sandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ah, I loved this book. I love Lily and Rule, even when Lily is being so very stubborn. So glad to see more of Cullen and I really like Cynna. Glad she was introduced. So obvious she was put there to hook up with Cullen, though. I have to wonder, if they'll be regular mates or if there will be a mate bond. I think the mate bonds only happen when one is a Chosen, though and according to the Rhej, there are other plans for Cynna. We'll be seeing a lot more of her, I'm sure.

I liked the way the story
Werewolves, Sorcerors, Sensitives, Finders, Dragons, Demons...WOW. This book has it all and a compelling adventure hook that drives the story along to the very end.

Ok, Mortal Danger is the second book in Eileen Wilks' 'World of the Lupi' series. I enjoyed the first book, 'Tempting Danger', but it took me a while to get back to the series. I am glad I decided to pick this one up.

The story picks up very soon after the first book ends. A major plot-line was left dangling near the end of 'Tempting D
Loved the world building in this one and the introduction of (view spoiler)other species. The plot thickens in this one. Not only are more major players introduced but well, pardon my French, shit gets crazy. Lots of implications that all lead to the same conclusion: earth as we know it will be forever changed. Since I read books 1 and 2 back to back this time, I got to see and experience Lily and Rule's relationship progress more naturally despite their mating b ...more
Nov 11, 2012 Sophia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr-uf
I found this a very exciting sequel to Tempting Danger. It began close to where the first one left off. These definitely segue into the next story after it so definitely read them in order. Oh, and if you haven't read the first one, you might not wish to read this review because I need to bring up things from the first story.

This one has Rule and Lily tense and frustrated with each other because they can't seem to compromise about anything let alone how they will handle their mate bond. Unbeknow
Oct 16, 2012 Kerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 9, paranormal, 2006
I've had this ever since it came out, but for various reasons I never actually started reading it - which is strange as I loved Tempting Danger and the short story Originally Human.

I loved this too. It was great to see more of Lily and Rule - and a 'soulmate' kind of relationship where they still have to work on the relationship was a nice change from the way the concept is often written.

Cullen is back and new character Cynna is a fascinating introduction. Considering she's human with a dubious
Jan 18, 2013 ~Leslie~ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book-nook
Number two in the World of the Lupi series is very good. It picks up where the first one left off. Lilly is now with the Magic Unit of the FBI and mated to Rule. They are trying to figure out what that means. This is Urban fantasy/PNR for grownups. It is a complicated world and the the author includes worldbuilding in a way that is easy to digest. But don't try this one without reading the first. It won't make any sense at all. I love the relationship between Lily and Rule - it is not the usual ...more
Ms. Nikki
You know what? This series just isn't doin' it for me. My eyes glazed over and I kept having to re-read to make sure I got things straight. It's not bad and its not great. It just is. And with all the other potentially epic books out there, I'm gonna have to quit this series. When I see Paranormal Romance, that is was I expect from the book. Yu and Rule definitely needed more personal time in this book. Yu's grandma is fantastic though. Lately, in the PR genre the romance has been thrown in to s ...more
Aug 24, 2011 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wilks
Lily and Rule
Cynna and Cullen

A great second book in the series. I did have some mixed emotions on this one. It almost felt like Rule was with a different person, another person, another Lily when he was in Dis. He shared stuff with that Lily that the real Lily doesn't remember and is still trying to learn. I think this will kind of haunt them through a couple more books. I can see why the real Lily is jealous of what went on when she was working so hard to try and save Rule.

We met Cynna in this
So now we have demons and dragons thrown in the mix. The story got really interesting, especially the part with the soul/body splitting, but even by the end of the book we don't get all of the answers. The Lupi world is complex and their Lady is a huge mystery. While I really dislike information dumps, I needed more explanation about half of the things the characters talked about, especially regarding Lupi (and that world's) history. The Purge, the Wars, the Clans and how they came to be, everyt ...more
1st read: 19 June 2009 / Rating:
Re-read: 18 Jan 2016 / Rating: / Reviewed below

Mortal Danger picks up about three weeks after the events of Tempting Danger , where it was clear that the lines between Dis (hell) and the human realm were beginning to thin.

Lily and Rule's mate bond has lightened up a bit, which is a relief to both as they are still learning each other. The bond continues to frustrate Lily, however. She has a plethora of questions and she's hoping the Nokolai's Rhej, described
Zel Polev
Dec 30, 2015 Zel Polev rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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Other Books in the Series

World of the Lupi (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Tempting Danger (World of the Lupi, #1)
  • 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)
  • Blood Challenge (World of the Lupi, #7)
  • Death Magic (World of the Lupi, #8)
  • Mortal Ties (World of the Lupi, #9)
  • Ritual Magic (World of the Lupi, #10)
  • Unbinding (World of the Lupi, #11)

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