Just Finished: Nameless by Lili Saintcrow

Nameless by Lili Saintcrow

Publisher:  Razorbill

Release Date:  April 2013

Nameless

Summary:  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.

Notes/Comments: Mafia meets supernatural alternate world.  St. Crow throws you into the world and lore without much explanations, so the reader will have to make assumptions or go without understanding or knowing what a term of reference is.  Either you will like this or not.  The writing style is very much fragmented and loose.  Either you will like this or not.  Premise is interesting as it is a fairy tale retelling (Snow White).

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