The first book in Lili St. Crow’s new series Tales of Beauty and Madness (isn’t that an awesome series’ title?) sounds pretty great.
A dark and eerie retelling of Snow White from Lili St. Crow, New York Times bestselling author of the Strange Angels
Sixteen-year-old Camille doesn’t remember her life before she was adopted by the powerful Vultusino family—the missing childhood years that left her scarred and silent. Now she lives a life
of luxury, protected by the supernatural Mafia Vultusinos, specially Nico, her adopted brother.
But Cami knows that she is not really Family. She is a mortal with a past that lies buried in trauma. And it’s not until a mysterious boy approaches her and reveals scars of his own that Cami begins
to uncover the secrets of her past . . . to find out where she comes from and what danger she now finds herself in.
Two reasons I’m excited for Nameless:
1. Human minority. The summary doesn’t exactly say what the Mafia Vultusinos are, but they’re obviously not mortal. Dwarves they are not. Or at least not just dwarves.
2. Snow White: I’m pretty fond of this tale, and the most recent reimagining I’ve watched was Mirror Mirror, so reading a creepier approach sounds like a good change of pace.
It’s quite awhile ’til the release of Nameless, April 4th of 2013, but I’m hoping it’ll be one worth the wait.