Nameless

Nameless

A Tale of Beauty and Madness

Book - 2013
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When sixteen-year-old Camille, the adopted heiress of Enrico Vultusino who is head of the families that rule the magic ridden New Haven, meets the mysterious Tor, she begins to uncover the secrets of her past.
Publisher: New York : Razorbill, c2013
ISBN: 9781595143570
Branch Call Number: YA SAI
Characteristics: 328 p. ; 22 cm

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thatariel
Jan 09, 2016

I really enjoyed this book but I did find the plot a little bit confusing. Overall 4 stars!!

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artemishi
Oct 16, 2013

Nameless: A Tale of Beauty and Madness is truly, truly creepy. It's also not like the usual fairytale retelling YA stories that I've been dabbling in. It's truly dark (more madness than beauty) and starts in media res.

We the reader aren't given a handy cheat-sheet about the world- Lili St. Crow clearly just assumes we can keep up, read between the lines, and figure out the riddles contained within.

Man, I love when an author assumes I'm intelligent.

This one is a relatively quick read, set in a contemporary-with-magic-and-mutations world. Cami is a unique voice, a girl who is suffering from PTSD without knowing it (or why). I love that she stutters, and you can feel her frustration with this difficulty communicating.

I recommend it for fans of fairytale retellings, dark fantasy stories, unique YA books, old-world Grimm-style fairytales, and poetic narratives.

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thatariel
Jan 09, 2016

thatariel thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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