ARC Review: The Red Lily (Vampire Blood #2) by Juliette Cross

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The Red Lily Book Cover The Red Lily
Vampire Blood #2
Juliette Cross
Paranormal Romance - Fairy Tales
Entangled Publishing, LLC
June 19th 2017


When Red falls for the Big Bad Wolf...

The Black Lily resistance needs a larger army if they are to defeat the vampire monarchy. In order to do so, former lieutenant and traitor to the vampire Crown, Nikolai must seek help from the red-hooded temptress he needs to avoid at all costs. The secret he carries could prove dangerous for her if she gets too close...even though keeping her close—very close—is the only thing on his mind.

Sienna will do anything for the Black Lily, and when Nikolai asks for her assistance to gain the trust of the commonwealth, it's the last thing she wants to do. The thought of leaving her woods and her wolves behind is terrifying...not to mention the danger being with Nikolai poses.


“Be true to who you are and who you are meant to be.” 

The Red Lily is the second installment in Juliette Cross, Vampire Blood series.

I had goosebumps while reading and am in awe. The first book was a creative marvel and then comes The Red Lily. Sienna and Nikolai will having you falling in love all over again.

I loved both Sienna and Nikolai. These two have thought of nothing but each other, though they don’t know it, not until they come together for the cause of The Black Lily. The chemistry is strong and they can’t fight their feelings for long even with danger around every turn.

The Red Lily builds you up, pulls you in and then, hits you with heart stopping events. Just when you think you have your emotions under control and nothing more can surprise you, BAM the author hits you again. This book will not let you put it down. The love story is beautiful, the authors storytelling is skillful, the pictures described where vivid, and the emotions just come off the pages.

I was taken on an action-packed, emotional journey, with some gut wrenching moments that had me in tears, along with some sweet and heartfelt moments, and several surprises along the way… Add it all up and you have a mind-blowing, unforgettable, and extraordinary romantic adventure.

Don’t wait to pick up this amazing series. Book one was the retelling of Cinderella and this one was the retelling of Red Riding Hood. I can’t wait to see what comes next.

Rated: 5 Stars

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Entangled Publishing, LLC via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

13 comments on “ARC Review: The Red Lily (Vampire Blood #2) by Juliette Cross

  1. Thank you for this lovely review, Angela! And for sharing with your readers. You’re the best! XO
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    • My pleasure. ^_^

  2. Awesome review!!! Can’t wait to read!!! ,shared on all my socials!!

  3. Oh I do love the vampires. I haven’t read this author but that cover is awesome! Thanks for the review of this one, now I’m curious.
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    • I do love the covers for this series so far. ^_^ I’m glad you enjoyed the review.

    • Thanks, Mary! They did a fab job with this cover, I think. Dying to see the next one. Love your profile pic, too. So cool and vampy looking. 🙂
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  4. Well that sounds great! I’ve not tried her before. Been a while for a vampish read, actually. Thanks for the heads up!
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    • I really love her dragon books, but this new series she is doing is awesome. I think the unique twist she does on old fairy tale classics. It doesn’t fallow the norm, which just add’s to the adventure. Thank’s for stopping in Anna.

  5. Just added these at GR. They sound so good!
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    • They really are good. I had such fun reading. Thank’s Tanya for stopping in.

    • Thanks, Tanya! Hope you get a chance to check them out. 🙂