Nameless (Tales of Beauty & Madness #1)

When Camille was six years old, she was discovered alone in the snow by Enrico Vultusino, godfather of the Seven—the powerful Families that rule magic-ridden New Haven. Papa Vultusino adopted the mute, scarred child, naming her after his dead wife and raising her in luxury on Haven Hill alongside his own son, Nico.

Now Cami is turning sixteen. She’s no longer mute, though she keeps her faded scars hidden under her school uniform, and though she opens up only to her two best friends, Ruby and Ellie, and to Nico, who has become more than a brother to her. But even though Cami is a pampered Vultusino heiress, she knows that she is not really Family. Unlike them, she is a mortal with a past that lies buried in trauma. And it’s not until she meets the mysterious Tor, who reveals scars of his own, that Cami begins to uncover the secrets of her birth…to find out where she comes from and why her past is threatening her now.

New York Times bestselling author Lili St. Crow thrilled legions of fans with her dark paranormal series Strange Angels. Now she has crafted an evocative update of Snow White, set in a vividly imagined world and populated by unforgettable new characters.

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Nameless
(Updated: February 20, 2014)
Overall rating
 
3.3
Plot
 
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4.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Nameless was a very different telling of the snow white story. Different from any I have read so far and I liked it. It was a weird mix of mobster like families, paranormal, mystery, romance, a mix of old and new. The story kept me interested, no dull boring parts, and moved at a good pace. I enjoyed reading about some of the characters Lili St. Crow created. I liked Tor and Nico a lot; I thought Nico and Cami were cute together. However, this was my first time reading a novel by Lili St. Crow and I have to say I found it a bit difficult to read at times. Her writing style is so different from what I’m used to and I had a hard time following certain parts, sometimes I had to re-read a sentence or two. This kind of put a dent in my imaging the story. I also felt like some of the species (or whatever they were) were not explained enough, I felt as though I missed a book about Twist, Jacks, Faust and Potential. Overall all I thought the book was ok I enjoyed it the more I read it. I would probably pick up another book by Lili St. Crow if it was Rudy’s story, she seemed like she would be fun to read about.
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