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The Red Lily by Juliette Cross
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it was amazing
bookshelves: entangled, shit-hot-series

5 - Never fall for a vampire... There can be no future with the cursed. Stars!

The second book in Juliette Cross’s Vampire Blood series; The Red Lily picks up pretty much where its predecessor The Black Lily left off, only this is Sienna and Nikolai’s story.

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This book was like an all-you-can-read emotional buffet. No lie, I went from happiness to heart-break, excitement to dread, laughing to crying. It’s sexy, it’s sensual, dark and brutal and all the feels in-between, Juliette literally takes you on a journey with Sienna and Nikolai, and you cannot help but feel the whole gamut of emotions with them.

She was sheltered and protected within the wood. But if she ever dared to stray too far, danger and death would surely follow…

I don’t want to say too much about the plot twists and turns in this one, it’s an high-speed adventure and you will be kept on your toes the whole time. The journey that Nikolai and Sienna take through the Commonwealth to try and drum up recruits and support for The Black Lily and the army she is building, includes stops in many towns that contain Queen Morgrid’s spies, so the risk of discovery for them both is high. I was literally clenching my Kindle and on the edge of my seat with each new village they visited waiting to see if they were going to be betrayed or not, there were times I was worried my death-grip would crack the screen.

"Revolutions aren’t won without danger. And death. We are all risking our lives."

The depth of the feeling and the relationship between Nikolai and Sienna also grows as their travelling takes them further from Sienna’s home in The Silvane Forest and her beloved Hart Wolves. And although innocent Sienna isn’t afraid to ask Nikolai for what she wants.

"When I do take you... there will be no question in that brilliant brain of yours that you... belong to me."

I loved Nikolai, an honorable Vampire dealing with his own personal demons, he doesn’t believe he is good enough for Sienna, and I loved reading the dual POV because it gave you the emotions and feelings building between them from both perspectives.

Her alluring scent had gotten under his skin, and he wouldn’t be satisfied until he’d gotten under hers…

This is a couple that go through the ringer, and the author is certainly not afraid to explore the darker side of battle with some of the things that happen to them in the telling of the story. But I loved each and every second of it, and I absolutely cannot wait for the next books release later this year.

The were a long way off from victory.

Some questions are answered in The Red Lily but a lot more are raised as well, we are introduced to further secondary characters, and the plot literally thickens with everything that is and has happened, I predict great things from the rest of the books in this series, and if the author carries on producing stories of the first twos caliber, this is going to be one hell of an unforgettable reading adventure.

"We will win this war."

ARC generously provided via Netgalley, and it was my pleasure to provide the above honest review.
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Reading Progress

April 23, 2017 – Shelved
April 23, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
May 30, 2017 – Started Reading
June 3, 2017 –
June 4, 2017 – Shelved as: entangled
June 4, 2017 – Shelved as: shit-hot-series
June 4, 2017 – Finished Reading

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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog Enjoy Love! :)

Claire Robinson Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Garrett~Dean~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Gianluca & Archer wrote: "Enjoy Love! :)

Thanks, honey xx

Claire Robinson Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends) wrote: "Enjoy!"

Thanks, Eve :)

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Juliette Cross Thank you for reading and for this fabulous review, Claire. :)

Claire Robinson Juliette wrote: "Thank you for reading and for this fabulous review, Claire. :)"

My pleasure <3

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KAS Fantastic review, Claire ;)) I loved your emotional buffet analogy! xox

Claire Robinson KAS wrote: "Fantastic review, Claire ;)) I loved your emotional buffet analogy! xox"

Lol, thanks KAS xxxx

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