Nameless: A Tale of Beauty and Madness, is the story of an orphan girl named Camille, who was found at the age of six on the streets and taken in by the Papa Vultusino, the head of a powerful vampire family. The book takes place where magic is the norm and although St. Crow never says the word “vampire” in the book, the vampires in question call the act of drinking blood, “borrowing” instead of feeding or sucking your blood etc. So its safe to say they’re vampires.
After Camille is taken in, she is shown a life of luxury and although all her monetary needs are met and she’s loved (a foster brother named Nico, house servants, school friends and father) she starts to have memories of her childhood and it has something to do with torture, a queen and an apple. The books is Snow White inspired)
I started off totally into the book, the concept was pretty intriguing but as things went on, I became a little confused. There’s a lot going on and there isn’t a lot of explanation, and even when I got to the end of the book the confusion was still there. It was like there was supposed to be an air of mystery to build suspense, but there needs to be some sort of explanation so I’m left wanting to know more and not just wanting to know.
Overall I thought it was a great idea, but I just needed more.
Did you read Lili St. Crow’s latest book? What did you think?