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Nameless ❮Download❯ ➿ Nameless ➺ Author Lili St. Crow – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk 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 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 NicoNow 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 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 birthto find out where she comes from and why her past is threatening her now.


10 thoughts on “Nameless

  1. Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies says:

    I really am torn as to what rating to give this book It's an interesting concept I loved the writing However after having finished the story I still have no idea what the big reveal is and what it means the book is that confusing So excellent writing excellent atmosphere interesting characters wtf world building and a plot that makes my head spin This is supposed to be a retelling of Snow White; if so there must be a pretty big wiggle room for writers' creativity Had I not known it from the start and if not for the blatant references in the book random as fuck craving and choking on the apple? Come on now I would not have a clue that this had anything to do with Snow WhiteDespite my preference for light reads that do not make me think I do enjoy the challenges of a complex book and I like to think I'm not so far beyond overlooking the obvious I don't need everything spelled out for me but there are books in which it's necessary for the author to let the reader know the world into which they're being plunged into It is not necessary to do so in a verbose and Dickensian manner I've had enough of A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations from 10th grade AP English to last me a lifetime thank you very much but I do appreciate a good description I love exploring new worlds and when the author has seen fit to define a new genre I say so because as stated above I am confused as hell it needs some descriptions It needs some hints in the writing as to what the new world is likeMs St Crow has created a new genre of which I've never read I would like to coin a new term for it that of steampunk dystopian Godfather mafia It's not just about vampires although it is strongly hinted that the Families did I say Godfather before? You think I was kidding? Nope are vampires The world is referred as beingpost Reeve What the heck does that mean? What are the Twisted? What are Jacks? What are Minotaurs if not actual minotaurs? Why are there trashcan gobbling machine monsters in the street? There are uestions than answers and although the world building is extraordinary there is never enough information given to actually define the world itself Some authors do a great job of giving us information without making it look like we're reading an encyclopedia; I would have actually appreciated a prologue or footnote or an actual encyclopedia because the entire time I was reading this book I had no idea what these strange new creatures are in this new world the author has builtAs for the characters; Nico Oh my What a dream character I was so angry when it seemed that the story was making him out to be the bad boy Camille Cami was another story I was torn between sympathy for her feeling like one does not belong is not a good thing She also has a terrible stuttering problem which I hate to admit got on my nerves a lot I know I sound like a terrible person for saying that I probably am She is such a spoiled poor little rich girl though and I found my sympathies for her deteriorating rapidly She has this wonderful family who although not biological clearly loves her worships her and gives her anything she desires yet she persists with this oh woe is me routine and freuently plunges herself into TSTL situations She also sympathizes with those who are not deserving of it making excuses for them Cami is a very hard character to like The others in the book are much relatableI was satisfied with the ending although it seems rushed and again too much information s omitted for me to truly enjoy the book However confusing it is and however much is left to the imagination it is still one of the better books I've read lately


  2. Wendy Darling Wendy Darling says:

    Sounds fun Just so long as the ending isn't like Strange Angels' you know?


  3. Whitney Whitney says:

    HOLY SHIIIIT LILI DOES ANOTHER YA SERIES jumps around in excitement


  4. Kat Kennedy Kat Kennedy says:

    Nameless is a bit like billowing amazing clouds on a warm sunny day It’s nice Just really nice you know? Sure it doesn’t move fast and clouds aren’t the most gripping things to look at but it was just really nice God I really liked Nameless and I really like clouds They’re so magical Unless they’re giving you goatse Don’t look that up if you don’t know what it is btwNameless wasn’t a perfect novel but it was an enjoyable novel I feel like most of the things it set out to do it accomplishedThings like creating nurturing and building the relationship between Nico and Cami Book candle Nico cue heart melt you’d get it if you read the book There felt like a depth of years to their relationship and that’s a hard thing to manufacture in a few hundred pagesNameless was a pretty ambitious story which worked out for me because I’m a pretty ambitious reader but it’s not going to float everyone’s boats And that’s because it’s ODD It’s just a really odd book Like Harley uinn – twisted but in a really really good wayFirstly nameless is an alternate reality world with a whole slew of different rules and supernatural things happening And St Crow doesn’t hold no hands when she tells this story She doesn’t sit you down and say “Now children this is a twist It’s a person who has twisted in bad way due to emotions” Nuh uh She just starts throwing this lore at you and expects you to catch up You have to pay attention or you’re not going to know what’s happeningAnd her lore isn’t simplistic It’s a complicated world Add to that the fact that there’s so much going on Camille isn’t just dealing with figuring out who she is and avoiding being turned into a heartless shish ka bob She’s dealing with Nico learning to take responsibility for his temper and his life helping her friends developing a friendship with the mysterious gardener finding a home and identity for herself and most of all trying to get people to damn well shut their mouths and let her express herselfWhich is hard because she has a significant stutter all throughout the book This had the potential to be frustrating for the reader But I think St Crow really pulled it off Instead of feeling frustrated I felt HER frustration That people wouldn’t wait to hear what she had to say would assume what she was thinking because they were too lazy to wait for her to say what she really wanted etcBut the thing with Nameless is that it’s a really slow burn Just so slow And since so much of it is internal emotional issues being worked through it sometimes felt like it was draggingThere were some elements to the story telling that I wanted to be tighter Stronger The Snow White myth felt really lost in the story Rather like it was grossly outweighed by all the other elements until sometimes it became easy to forget that this was a Snow White retelling This is an issue because Nameless could easily have been a standalone novel with no ties to Snow White I would have liked it still and wouldn’t have felt a little cheated on the fairy tale retelling aspects that felt largely shoe horned in at the end to justify the labelMostly though if you’re a fan of Lili St Crow or YA Paranormal romances with a touch of thriller to them then you’re really going to like this one This review and others like it are also posted on my blog Cuddlebuggery Book BlogThis book was provided to me by the publisher This does not affect my review in any way because they refused to pay or bribe me Greedy buggers Left with no other option I was forced to be honest


  5. Paradoxical Paradoxical says:

    Okay I need to get this outWHYYYYYWhat promised to be a beautiful book filled with danger and excitement and a stunning world just flopped right before my eyes I kept reading and reading and as I crept through the book I kept thinking to myself it has to get better by now It has to ONLY NOPE Some of the descriptions were pretty Not that they made all that much sense The situation that Cami finds herself in had real potential to be interesting Only for Cami to be severely underutilized HOW SHE'S THE MAIN CHARACTER and the plot inched along at a snail's paceWhat about world building? Haha what world building Here Let me give you slips of information that makes no sense at all and pretend it's world building But maybe the other characters? Crash and burn Okay Cami has to be a strong female lead right? Or at least grow strong? What are you talking about this is not that sort of book It's a retelling of Snow White Doesn't mean it has to be any good I'll give you that the bare bones of the plot was somewhat interesting but the execution was completely lackingIt just kills me that Cami the main character is so weepy and she never confronts her fears and if she's just a ball of angst and horribly low self esteem No That's not what kills me What kills me is that she doesn't grow from this She's stagnant What does she do? She runs around and gets into trouble and other people have to bail her out all the time She never becomes a stronger character She faces her past but she's still essentially the same person inside That's just so so sad to read All that potential wasted I don't need a kickass character I don't even need one that's mentally strong But I expect the characters to grow and change not remain essentially the same The romance was dull It was tired It didn't even make sense Look I'm actually okay with Cami having some sort of romance with Nico even if they have grown up together as brother and sister because it's a book Whatever It's fine But there's nothing there No It's worse than that Cami's afraid of Nico a decent chunk of time Sparks? What sparks? They barely interact with each other in a way that isn't melodramatic They hardly ever even talk What really disappoints me I think is that the book had such potential and it just fell apart as I read it And I like this author I enjoy her other books a great deal But while the prose may sound dark and lovely that doesn't help anything if you're confused a good portion of the time and the characters are a wash 1 star


  6. Melanie Melanie says:

    See reviews at YA Midnight Reads DNF Mini mini review There are mini reviews then there are mini mini reviews which are like 3 paragraphs long Stopped at 31% It has come to my great despair to not finish this book I have heard several great thoughts and reviews of Strange Angels so I assumed this would be just as good or even better Wellmaybe not Originally I started to read this book about a month ago I stopped within 5 pages due to its mind fumbling writing and slow pace At her picking the novel up again I gave up because my first thoughts were correct Nameless showed great potential I kind of understood the direction of where this book was going but confusion dominated this novel as well as the monotonouscryptic writing Okay maybe not cryptic but incoherent There was so much happening over shorts spurts of time I just couldn't do it any Nonetheless if you originally wanted to read this go ahead this is not one of my DNF reviews were I go off ranting on how bad it was this one was of the level of my patience and curiosity for this book I may try in the future but for now it will remain as a DNF Recommended to fairytale retelling book lovers This copy was given for review purposes no compensation was fine to alter this review Thanks publishers for the chance to read and review this


  7. K. K. says:

    Trigger warnings childhood trauma death of a parent abusive step parent The main character has a lot of scars from her childhood and she can't remember how she got them Soooo I picked this one up at work on a whim a month or so ago and was intrigued by the cover and the fact that it's billed as a dark retelling of Snow White And like it IS a dark retelling of Snow White That's not the problem one of the problems that I had with it I'm just going to break this down into a list of issues I had because it's easier So 1 The worldbuildingMore accurately WHAT WORLDBUILDING??? You'r every much thrown in the deep end with this one I still don't know if it's meant to be set in the US or in a fantasy world The main character and her two best friends are OBVIOUSLY Snow White Cinderella and Red Riding Hood but beyond that? WORK IT OUT YOURSELF YO There's never any explanation of this world Of the paranormal species in it Of how magic works Of how its weird blend of magic and technology works There's really no explanation of ANYTHING 2 The writingIwasn't a fan I can't even pinpoint what it was that I didn't like about it I justyeah No 3 The romanceA lot of people have talked in their reviews about how cute the book candle Nico thing was to help Camille when her stutter was really bad And like yes It was It was a tried and true mechanism that she and Nico has worked out over the years That doesn't change the fact that a she's 16 and Nico is 20 b they've been raised as siblings over the past 10 years and c the book ends with them engaged???? SHE'S FUCKING SIXTEEN AND HE'S TWENTY STOP SHIPPING IT JFC 4 The retellingDespite it being obvious that this little trio of friends was meant to be Snow White Cinderella and Red Riding Hood the retelling side of things often gotlostin amongst all the vampire esue stuff Like I felt like Ellie was obviously a retelling than Cami was and she was a secondary character So??? In short this was a confusing hot mess


  8. Amy Amy says:

    25 stars reallyfor what it could have beenIf I could use one word to describe this book I would use potential It has an intriguing premise The characters might easily have been something worthwhile The familiar yet uniue way of approaching the story of Snow White is both haunting and comfortable Oh yes this could have been something good Yet I would argueit is not It is confusing The characters are not properly developed important plot points not explained I really liked the ending but it is to rushed PlotIn a futuristicfairy tale world The Families run New Haven Besides being like the Mafia the heads of the Families are vampires Ten years ago the head of the Vultusino Family adopted a young human girl discovered abused and abandoned on the city streets and raised her along with his son Nico He named her Camille after his dead mortal wife Cami is now sixteen but nightmares give her a double world She is part of one of the most important Families but feels like an outsider Her stutter keeps her apart The secret of her early years eludes her And somewherea White ueen continues the search for the heart of a girl who escaped her clutches ten years earlier view spoiler ThoughtsI'll admit I'm not much of a vampire fan However I enjoyed the MafiaVampire connection immensely Something about The Family and blood worked really well together I don't have much complaint as far as the plot outline itself goes I appreciated the lack of a love trianglethough they did a good job drawing it out like there might possibly be one No my problems with this book run like this1 Cami The Nameless Our Snow White heroineSo much of her doesn't fit with the story She comes across as a typical 16 year old with an INCREDIBLY AWKWARD CRUSH on her old brother for most of the book She is stupid runs into danger though she has some personality because of the stutterway the book hangs around her POV I could have liked herHowever she spends a lot of the book contrasting her richness to Tor's poverty Or anyone's poverty It was an entirely unneeded plot element in my opinion Sooooone of her shirts cost than anything Tor makes in a day? How is that relevant? She strikes an odd cord as one who is a modern day teenager and as some fairy tale princess who is kind of useless The whole thing with her being The Nameless gets thrown in there randomly Also her obsession about not being Family makes no sense Everybody treats her with respect and kindness and she just turns into this little puddle of 'I'm going to be abandoned' Why? Where does this come from? It was this extreme section of her life yet doesn't seem to have a source it just IS and because of that she goes and throws herself into a stupid situation that was totally preventableas Nico points out at the end Both of those things just lightly irritated me really I just felt like her character growth was entirelyrandom One minute she is a very typical 16 year old girl the nextwhat? What is she exactly at the end? Still a 16 year old girl? Yes but to think of her that way doesn't work She's a high schooler and she doesn't really change much but she gets herself into a dumb situation and is saved out of it Have her worst fears really beenfixed? Will her nightmares go away? Will it all be better? I'm not convinced We lose touch with Cami at the end because she has somehow 'fought' her destiny but done very little fighting She has this weird crush thing on Nico and that's weird and apparently all worked up but what?I might as well go into that next2 Cami and Nico Who are technically legal siblings That wasweird I guess I can overlook that part because I will admit their romance was cute but it is just strange that Nico would fall for her and propose and its all true love or whateverShe is his little sisterLegally if not by blood Apparently they were also raised as siblings too Took baths together and all that fun stuff I fail to see how they fell in love frankly I also thought the scene where she just RANDOMLY throws off her tank top was UNNEEDED It was awkward It was weird It was when the story went borderline sketchy though I was grateful nothing else went downCan I remind the world that Cami is 16? There is nothing really about her relationship with Nico that hints at than a school girl crush really Anyway3 Nico Nico alone was why this book drips with Potential I don't normally fall for book characters in teen fiction and he had his share of flaws but I love him He is a redeemable Bad Boy Character whose redemption could have been so much developed I can't be as mad about the romance as I want to be because honestly Nico has so much potential intermingled with his angst earnestness protection and love But he makes no sense Why did his anger turn to sadness so uickly? Is the change going to be long lasting? Has he really taken his role as leader seriously? Is his love for his sister a little twistedor romantic? I don't know I wish he could have been developed The scene at the bar was a great start but I wanted NicoCami time before he proposedbecause it made no sense Or even after he proposed Or when he got his heart ALL of that is intriguing I thought his character was way relevant than Cami's friends who get eual or time Is this book a romance or not? Is a fairy tale a romance? I think it would have been better if he has rescued her in the end Or at least if there had been focus on his part instead of again eual mention of her friends It made the whole modern teenage girlfairy tale heroine separation dramatic and distinctive but not in a good way It was harder to understand I don't normally go for this but maybe even stress a prophecy about the two of them or something Anything to bind NicoCami together in a sensible less awkward way and make their romance another level 4 A lot of this book is hard to understand The whole magicsparksvisible potential thing was never really explained That was a problem from the beginning It made it hard to follow what was happening Also the whispers about who she waswhen she actually begins figuring out who she isconfusing 5 Um what happened to Tor? He started out as sort of this third love triangle ish dudeturned out to be her legit half brother and almost step father sorta? It was just WEIRD He appearsflirtsis cool but keeps getting compared to Nico which is not cooland then becomes useless but he has this great act of heroismand disappears from the plot again as irrelevant That was confusing Is he important? Isn't he? Is he paranoid or are there actually people after them? Will Cami just let her brother go? There is an entire relationship there that could have been intriguingly developed hide spoiler


  9. Andrea Andrea says:

    Up to chapter 5 and this book is just HORRIBLE I mean I can tell there's a story under there somewhere and it might even be interesting if I could only make an iota of sense out of anything that is writtenSt Crow has set up a magical world and jumped in with terminology from the get go with words than have no context no explanation no meaning with the reader “Ellie would use her Babbage net connection—St Juno’s reuired one and logged student times and the principal Mother Heloise knew some about the Strep so the Strep couldn’t take the Babbage set away—to confer about the homework” Say what? What the bells is a Babbage net connection? I'm guessing an Internet connection but it's never explained And what is the strep? I know it can't take the Babbage away but that's precisely all I know The whole thing is just littered with unexplained terminology that alienates me as a reader and leaves me frustrated Too many flowery over adjective spiced run on you aren't Virginia Woolf dear sentences “He came back bit by bit Wet his lips with a paper leaf tongue and she glanced at the cut crystal water pitcher on the nightstand next to the candle rainbows shimmering in its angles” Honestly just spit it out It's just paragraphs and paragraphs of waffleAnd to add to the waffle the main protagonist can't speak but a few basic stuttered words There is hardly any sense of her as a person and she so far is boringly unlikable So close to putting this on my abandoned shelf


  10. Joy (joyous reads) Joy (joyous reads) says:

    Truth be told I opened this review with this is not your ordinary retelling of a beloved fairy tale then deleted it altogether because even that line seems like a tired old phrase used to describe every single retelling that's ever grazed our shelves I also wrote this is Snow White like you've never seen her before but then I read the book's jacket and it has the exact same uote from someone or otherIf you ask me to give you a little rundown of this book then I'll have to decline because it's beyond me Complicated dark and gothic shockingly beautiful and irrevocably uniue But I must warn you that the writing takes a bit of getting used to There was a wide spread usage of jargons that are entirely intrinsic to the novel as a whole And yet I didn't uestion it nor did I complain about it The author substituted words that have been used and misused in every paranormal YA I've ever read Words like vampires sucking blood and the process of which vampires die in a way that almost gives them the benefit of a soul is unheard of Then I find myself thinking how do you even know the Seven Families are vampires? It could be another species of mythical creatures altogether for all I know That's the beauty of this imagined world though it's wide open to interpretation and pliable enough to cater every reader's imaginationThe romance Oh the romance There were two boys It was weird That's all I'm going to say about that I think if I say any I would ruin it But the second I realized the love triangle was impossible I kind of wished it was And that's saying a lot because love triangles fill me with abhorrence and disgust But not here I look forward to Camille's interactions with both boys on every pageThe world building is insane; a dichotomy of old world and the future an ambiance that was romantic and dark lush and forbidden hard to explain and even harder to paint It's a twisted world perfectly immortalized by the author's wordsNameless may be a retelling of Snow White but St Crow stripped it off anything that may deemed it fairy tale Prince charming does not exist and the Princess was a stuttering mess Bring your patience and an appreciation for the weird if you're thinking of reading this book


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