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Nobody's Lady

(Never Veil #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  188 ratings  ·  35 reviews
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For the first time in a thousand years, the men in Noll’s village possess the freedom to love whom they will. In order to give each man the chance to fully explore his feelings, the lord of the village decrees all marriages null and void until both spouses declare their love for one another and their desire to wed again. What many
Paperback, 300 pages
Published April 12th 2016 by Month9Books
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Amy McNulty Sorry I didn't see this question earlier! It's from Noll's POV and the third book in the series will be entirely from her POV as well.…moreSorry I didn't see this question earlier! It's from Noll's POV and the third book in the series will be entirely from her POV as well.(less)
Amy McNulty Thanks for your interest! I'm sorry it's been slow to get to other countries besides the U.S. and Canada. It is available on Kindle there. I'm not sur…moreThanks for your interest! I'm sorry it's been slow to get to other countries besides the U.S. and Canada. It is available on Kindle there. I'm not sure why it's not yet on Kobo.

With NOBODY'S GODDESS, it took an extra couple of months before the book appeared in other Amazon stores around the globe. I hope it will eventually be available everywhere! But yes, it is currently available at The Book Depository, which offers free worldwide shipping.(less)

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Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: why
I cannot do this anymore. I cannot handle books of this intensity. It was worse than a long volleyball rally.

After reading the first book, and being thoroughly confused, I was ready for this one to be confusing (but ridiculously amazing) as well. The confusion level was practically non existent. The suspense and plot twists? Far superior in this book than confusion (you'll have to read my review for Nobody's Goddess to understand what I mean by confusion) in the first book. My mind was blown in
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
Nobody’s Lady is the second book in The Never Veil trilogy and it is just as good as the first book. It is fast paced and I was hooked to the story hoping to discover what was going to happen next, as there seems to be a lot more going on than I was expecting and only The Lord seems to know what is going on. I really enjoyed how different the men and women were, and how they interacted with each other was fascinating. I can also understand both sides and what they might be feeling, although a lo ...more
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love it. I got a advanced reader's copy in exchange for a review and here it is. It is absolutely fantastic and what a clifhanger at the end. I can honestly say I can't wait for the next one. I'm dying to know what happens next. I couldn't put it down for a minute! ...more
Jamie (Books and Ladders)
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
You'll be able to see my full review as part of the blog tour on April 21st!

I really enjoyed this one, more than Nobody's Goddess, actually. I felt like the characters were really well done and the plot progressed in a natural way without it feeling like second book syndrome. I liked that it had it's own plot arc while still adding in elements to further the story and make me want to continue on living in Noll's worl
I just love this series! I didn't think that book 2 could supersede the enjoyment I got from Nobody's Goddess, but it did!!!

From the cover alone, you can tell that Noll has changed since we saw her last and this is backed up by the very first chapter! Chapter one opens with Noll basically telling us, that she's realized where she went wrong, and she's trying to be different, better. She's very reflective this time around and almost tentative, trying to suppress her wild fire nature, the very one
Alexandra Bayer
*I received this book for free from Amy McNulty in exchange for an honest review*

There used to be a curse on Noll's village that only allowed each man to love one woman for his entire life, and each woman to have freedom of choice. But since this curse was broken, giving the men freedom to choose their loves also for the first time in a thousand years, unexpected havoc has ensued. The men are tired of serving the women, and many leave their wives and families, sending the village's former balan
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't sure about this series from the first book since the Noll kind of got on my nerves at first but this book I really enjoyed. It had so many twists and turns and new developments that I couldn't put the book down, I was shocked when my kindle faded to the review page, I didn't even notice that I had finished the book. Can't wait to start the next one!!! ...more
Ashley Ferguson
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from Month9Books as a part of the blog tour in exchange for an honest review*

This review and more can be found at The A P Book Club!

You guys. If you haven't read Nobody's Goddess yet, you need to do that ASAP. Nobody's Lady was such a great sequel, and it was pretty much everything I was hoping for! There are still lots of twists and turns, and I still have so many questions about this world, but in a good way! Nobody's Lady picks up pretty much where Nobody's Go
Apr 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wow, I don't know what to think after I've finished this book. The first one I was able to devour in a few hours, and I was desperate for the next installment. I finished this one in two days, and I was still pleased despite some of my reservations. I still have a lot of questions, and it's going to be a long time until the next book. Perhaps I'll end up driving myself insane waiting.

Zonal is now living in a world where women are no longer goddesses to men, and she doesn't have to fear the outca
Amanda Shelley-Masters
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was given to me by the Author In Exchange For an Honest Review.

Brilliant Story! Amy is a tremendously talented writer, which was evident with the first book Nobody's Goddess, but this one just stole my heart! I so loved it! The conflict of the first book is carried on into this story and elaborated on, in the first story we see her struggle to maintain order in a world of goddesses and the men who worship them, where in this one we see her struggle in a world of disillusionment and hea
Pallavi Sareen
Mar 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Nobody's Lady full review
3. 5 stars

I received an advance copy from the author in exchange for am honest review.
And I am being quite honest in saying that I did not enjoy this book as much as Nobody's Goddess.
So the curse is broken, the village is in chaos. Couples have broken up. Some still stay together and some are figuring out their relationships.
The main thing I didn't like about this book is how little Ailil's part is in this book. He's up there in the castle and we don't see him till
Melissa Giorgio
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
At the end of Nobody's Goddess the curse is broken, allowing both men and women of the village to make their own choices when it comes to who they will love. This seems like a happily ever after sort of ending, doesn't it?

Think again.

In Nobody's Lady, the village is in turmoil. Characters we met in the first book are now acting completely different as they deal with their new found freedom. Their marriages are dissolved and, as it turns out, most of the couples who were together in the first bo
Melanie McFarlane
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this eBook in exchange for an honest review.

Finally, I got a chance to read NOBODY'S LADY, the sequel to Amy McNulty's NOBODY'S GODDESS. It was amazing, as I expected it would be. I can say I loved it even more than book one!!

In NOBODY'S LADY, Noll has to deal with a town of free men. To make matters worse, Aillil has decreed all marriages void, unless both parties ask to be married again. This allows a number of men to walk away from their marriage duties,
Allyssa Painter
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book even more than the first book. I didn't particularly care for the ending, but that's not because of bad writing or anything. I just DID NOT want that to happen!!! (You'll see, my friends, you'll see). Overall, I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next one. If I wrote it, I would have changed the pacing a little, but I didn't write it, and it is good as is. I would definitely read this again and I would definitely recommend it to others. ...more
Jessica Rodrigues ☕ (decafJess)
I loved this book so.

That being said, it is much darker than book one, where almost everyone was happy because they had no choice otherwise. Now that they have the choice, some people react poorly, to say the least. Suddenly their world can be very cold and cruel.

I loved the progression of the characters and seeing how the men react to their new thought processes. I loved Ailill and Noll, and I am crossing my fingers for a satisfying HEA in book 3.

Read it. Devour it. Love it. Squee.
Anne Bollmann (Annelise Lestrange)
Review originally posted on The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange :)

I received this copy from Chapter by Chapter in exchange for an honest review. Let's go :D

[this review reflects my opinion upon my second reading of the book]

The Story

Noll finally got what she wanted: everyone on her village was free to love whomever their hearts truly desire. The men didn’t live to worship their goddesses anymore and women could see beyond their respective men. However, things aren’t going as Noll expected
Jan 13, 2016 rated it liked it
I liked this book a LOT more than the first one. The main character is still irritating as all heck but she's changed since the first book and that's a HUGE plus for me.

NOLL or Oliviere as Ailill likes to call her is the main character. She likes to point out the obvious problems in the village and instead of doing something productive about all the problems that were caused with the breaking of the curse, she mainly just sits by and complains for the majority of the book. She wants the men to g
Kalli Bunch
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Still not a love story!!! Well, it kind of is, but it's kind of not. In this one, the curse is broken but life as everyone knows it gets flipped. Men no longer know what to do or how to live, and women are no longer worshiped as Goddesses. All marriages are deemed null and void, and any couples who wish to be remarried can do so, but any who wish to remain parted can do that also. Men no longer have to love a woman against their will. But with that comes other complications. Men have discovered ...more
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yes! I’m so happy right now. This books was a good read. It was better than the first and a heck of a lot better than other books I’ve read last month. I was worried that the relationship between Ailill And Noll wouldn’t progress. And it didn’t really. But this book was written like a recovery. Everyone was dealing with the aftermath of the previous book. I like that it wasn’t told from an all knowing perspective. I like that their was character growth with a few of the characters. And the endin ...more
Kailey (Kathryn is looking for me)
What. I mean... what... what?????

Now on to the next to figure out what the freaking frick frack is going on!
Jalese Grays
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A complete page turner!

Love the creativeness of the story line and the plot twists. Great book! Can't wait to read the 3rd book
Sep 06, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was better than Nobody's goddess. ...more
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2016
Safe to say I was very much invested in Noll's story after reading Nobody's Goddess. And while I greatly anticipated Nobody's Lady I was also a little worried about where the story would go after all the events of the first book. Those misgivings were done away with as soon as I read the first chapter of Nobody's Lady, I had no idea where Noll's story was headed but I knew Amy would make it one hell of a journey and I was ready to see it through.

The curse has been broken but we're a world away f
Erika Messer
Apr 07, 2016 added it
Shelves: up-next
In the second installment of the Never Veil series, Noll has changed. She is no longer the same person she was, she feels a lot of remorse over her sister Elfriedge and Jurij. It is clear she still loves Jurij and now that the men are all "divorced" and free to choose the REAL loves of their lives it changes things. Noll has been in love with her sisters chosen one and husband Jurij forever and she knows that Elfriede never has and never will love Jurij the way Noll can. I was so saddened in the ...more
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Once upon a time all men were cursed. They could only love one woman, their goddess. The man needed to wear a veil until his goddess would return his love. All the women were worshipped but not all women found their love because they had no choice in men. The only choice they had was whether or not they could love the man who chose one woman as his goddess.

Ever since Noll found out that she was the goddess of the Lord she did everything in her power to turn him away. She found a way to break the
Hannah L (Reviewer)
Aug 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-fantasy
The second installment of the Never Veil series, Nobody's Lady continues that tale of Noll as she faces the changes in her home village after the breaking of the curse that was set upon them. With the curse broken, men are beginning to think for themselves and they want to be free to make all of the choices they were once denied, throwing their world into upheaval.
Nobody's Lady wasn't good or bad. The voice of the narrator was smooth and nice to read, but plot wise the books was very dull and
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I DEVOURED NOBODY'S LADY and its prequel NOBODY'S GODDESS in, like, two days. (while working a full-time job). And now I can't WAIT for book 3 (NOBODY'S PAWN, January 2017).

You *could* read NOBODY'S LADY without reading NOBODY'S GODDESS, bit I don't recommend it. I think you need to go through that journey with Noll to really get Book 2.

I loved the exploration of the consequences of the happenings in Book 1 (no spoilers--but the description of Book 2 is itself a bit of a spoiler for Book 1
Nov 05, 2016 rated it liked it
*BOOM* That was my brain exploding, okay? I didn't review the first book, because I couldn't get my thoughts to make any kind of sense, so we'll see if I can do any better here.

This book was sooo confusing at times, and I had a hard time keeping track of what was going on. And it was kind of weird too... But I still really liked it. Makes perfect sense, right?

I got sucked into Noll's world once again, and I found myself sitting on the edge of my seat, trying to figure out what in the heck was go
Recipe Fairy
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
With different elements than the first book, it's still an original story that kept me racing through the pages to find out what would happen next. The trials the people have to face while discovering themselves somewhat reminded me of Lord of the Flies. The emotions run pretty high and you can't help but feel sorry for Noll and all the misery she has caused. This is definitely not how I envisioned the story would run after finishing the first book, which is just one of many twists the author th ...more
The interesting story explained freedom of choice, and that the freedom to reason love was meant to be an improvement. The problems that resulted (anxiousness, sadness, and disorder) showed the residual traces of violence that were supposed to have vanished from that society. I hope the next part of the series clarifies and shows some mending.
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Amy McNulty is an editor and author of books that run the gamut from YA speculative fiction to contemporary romance. A lifelong fiction fanatic, she fangirls over books, anime, manga, comics, movies, games, and TV shows from her home state of Wisconsin. When not editing her clients’ novels, she’s busy fulfilling her dream by crafting fantastical worlds of her own.

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