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Blood Challenge (World of the Lupi #7)

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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
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Paperback, 443 pages
Published January 4th 2011 by Berkley (first published January 1st 2011)
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Jilly
The ending of this book is a tease!! She threw-down a big ol' bomb on the very last line of the book.



Must read next book immediately!!

Okay, so in this book we have the jerk-dude from a previous half-book stirring up all kinds of trouble. He wants all the werewolves dead. Their families - dead. Their friends - dead. He's basically a mob-boss, or me when it comes to insects in my home.


no, not at all. This is a perfectly legitimate response.

Also, people are being jerks about Lily marrying a werewol
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Choko
*** 4.44 ***

Another great addition to this series! As I have said before, every book deeper in the series becomes better than the previous! I know this binging of werewolf and witches books is my way of preparing for the Halloween Holiday, but I seem not to be able to get enough of them right now. It does not hurt that most of the series I have chosen to indulge with are very well crafted, have characters whom it is easy to root for, and are told in a very engaging manner. I love Special Agent o
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Catherine
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
Melindeeloo
Dec 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Laura (Kyahgirl)
4/5; 4 stars; A-

There was a lot going on in this book. I really enjoyed watching Benedict get gobsmacked by love, although that wasnt the main plot of the book. The introduction of some evil elves, as well as development of Lily's role and more Lupi politics kept things moving along. Some aspects of Lily's character really chafe but the rest of the cast of characters make up for it.
AH
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
Tim Mercer
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Actually really enjoyable 4.25 stars. Looking forward to reading the next one!
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Favorite Quote:
“Giving me a chance to object is not the same as asking permission. Your used to telling people what to do. That’s works with those guards your in charge of. You’re not in charge of me. You have to ask.”

“It’s more efficient my way.”

“If your primary goal in life is efficiency, you should just die."

When Lily Yu and Rule Turner announced their engagement, there were some that were not wishing the couple congratulations. Na
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Katie Michaels
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I know it’s bad form to talk about the ending of a book first, but WOW what at ending this one has. It’s really the ultimate culmination of a fantastic book that builds and builds to a climax that is emotional, intense, and pretty much everything you could want. Not sold yet? Let me back up.

This book really gets back to the basics in what the series is about, and it picks up some dangling threads that have just been waiting to be pulled. The focus is on the lupi, specifically Nokolai, but not ju
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Shannon C.
Jun 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Urban fantasy & paranormal romance fans
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!

*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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Pamela / SpazP
Apr 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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PepperP0t
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
Darcy
Jun 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011, uf, shifters, magic
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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Katyana
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
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Beth
Nov 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reading


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.
Stephanie
Feb 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
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.
Regina
Such an amazing ending. I am moving on to the next one right away.
Trix
Another book. Another late night staying up to finish it! How does Wilks do it?!

Surprisingly, I was more afraid while reading this, than Blood Magic. It seems to me humans are capable of greater damage, more deceit, hurt and pain than another alien being/creature. (view spoiler)
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Daisa
Aug 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blood Challenge is by far my favorite in this series so far. At just halfway through this 12 book (and counting) series, I love that the momentum isn’t slowing and that I’m still surprised by what’s happening and enjoying every second of each book.

This installment started off similar to the previous six books and I thought that it was going to be another run of the mill World of Lupi book. One where something crazy and magical happens just as Rule and Lily feel relaxed enough to actually relax,

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Trina Lore
Apr 27, 2011 rated it liked it
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Bookaholics
Jan 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Blood Challenge by Eileen Wilks
Paranormal Romance – Jan 4th, 2010
4 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 ackn
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Larissa
Sep 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Previously Published on my blog: Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life

*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
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Estara
Nov 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  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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~Megan~
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mlady_rebecca
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
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Li
Dec 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
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Kathy Davie
Jan 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
The seventh in the paranormal series, World of the Lupi, Blood Challenge takes a major step forward in the uipcoing war against She, a major (and unwelcome) insight for Lily, and even more unwelcome news for Benedict.

Impossible events are occurring to the lupi and some of it because Rule insists on marrying Lily. But all of it is the opening salvos in an undeclared war stirring up humans against the lupi with the intention of destroying them.

Wilks writes so very believably in her dialog and with
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Steph Ann
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

It's not often a book leaves me with chills, but Eileen Wilks managed to do just that with the ending of this one. For that reason, I bumped my rating up half a star. Really, the only negative thing I have to say about this book is that it had a bit of a slow start. Once I finally got into it though, it moved very quickly. I liked the introduction of Arjenie and hope we get to see more of her and Benedict in the future. Lily and Rule are awesome as always, and Cynna and Cullen also make
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Marisella
Jan 22, 2011 rated it did not like it
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.
Shari Kay
Nov 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr-uf
Okay, this could be a case of I just read too many of the series in a row; this was the third in less than a week. So my meh factor could be from Lupi overload. The beginning held such promise.

That said, I thought it ended up pretty MEH.

Lily could have been killed... again.
Lily is superduper special and acquires even more superduper...ness.
Rule tries to be Alpha... then isn't.
Magic is explained in excruciating detail... but we are all still confused.
Cullin thinks about sex 24/7
Cyn shares her th
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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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“I need to check your ankle.”
“Ask.”
“If you object, I—”
“Giving me a chance to object is not the same as asking permission. You’re used to telling people what to do. That works with those guards you’re in charge of. You aren’t in charge of me. You have to ask.”
One corner of his mouth turned up. “It’s more efficient my way.”
“If your primary goal in life is efficiency, you should just die.”
That startled him. His head actually jerked back. “What?”
“The most efficient way to live a life is to die a couple seconds after you’re born. Pfft. Done.” She dusted her hands to demonstrate that. “It’s too late for you to achieve optimal efficiency, but you could still . . .”
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“Nice to know a few things aren't in the government's files,' he said, opening the front door and stepping out ahead of her. The human courtesy of waiting for the woman to go through a door was all flourish, no sense. If any danger waited on the other side of a door, he'd rather meet it himself, not send her into it.” 6 likes
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