Review – Nameless by Lili St. Crow

It is Release Day for Nameless by Lili St.Crow in Australia today, so I am excited to share my review of the first book in an exciting new series!! Enjoy...

Title: Nameless
Author: Lili St. Crow
Series: Tales of Beauty and Madness #1
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Published: March 20th 2013 (Aus)

Book Description

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.

My Review

This is the forth series I have read by Lili St.Crow (Lilith Saintcrow) and every time I read her books I am stunned by how well she builds the world that her characters live in and I get absorbed into her work. She is an astonishing author and Nameless is an incredible beginning for a new series!

Camille is a quiet girl and has overcome a lot to be where she is today. She comes across as a nervous person and she has a stutter, so people always treat her as a fragile girl. Underneath that exterior is a smart girl who has a heart of gold. She cares deeply for her closest family and friends and would do anything to keep them out of danger. She often has nightmares which feel so real, but she cannot remember them when she wakes.

She was comfortable with her life amongst the family and never questioned anything until Tor showed up. He is a little mysterious and looks like he cares for Cami, but a few things had me double guessing his intentions. After his arrival, Cami begun to do things that she wouldn’t normally do because the world that she lives in is very dangerous and she begins doubting where she belongs.

Nico I loved!! He started off as the party boy, but along the way his priorities changed and so did his personality. He is very protective of Cami and has been like that since they were little and has never seen her as a mere Human, she has always been Family to him. I adored the way Nico was able to calm Cami when she gets so worked up – book, candle, Nico, – when he had Cami repeat these words after him, I fell for him a little more each time! However he is not always like that, he has a fierce temper when the people he loves are in danger. He is just awesomeness in one complete package.

Nameless was a fantastic read and I loved being in the world that Lili created. She puts just enough details into the story so that you can imagine yourself there!! It may have been based off of Snow White but I thought it was a unique book and it was written beautifully! I look forward to future books in this series by this amazing author! Well done Lili!!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Jessica@a GREAT readMarch 21, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Ooh nice review! Might end up reading this one! I like Lili's books, although I sometimes struggle to adjust to her new worlds. But definitely want to try this one out!

  2. She builds such big worlds!! I have read a lot of her stuff, never really disappoints!! Thanks Jessica!!

  3. I haven't read one of her books in ages and this sounds really clever..awesome review Naomi and Nico sounds interesting

  4. I want a Nico!! OMG, he is awesome!!


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