Verona Blood (California Blood #1) by Lili St. Germain

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San Francisco is going to burn if the coveted princess of California’s criminal underworld isn’t returned to her family in one piece …

Avery Capulet is missing.

Taken by a madman. Kept in the dark.

She might not survive.

He’ll use her body. Destroy her mind. All before he ever lays a hand on her.

Rome Montague is a drug dealer. A criminal. A thief.

And he needs the secrets Avery and her family are keeping – even if it means cutting them out of her pretty Capulet flesh.

Rome Montague is missing – but nobody will miss him.

Not that it matters; After the things he’s done to this girl, he doesn’t deserve to be found.

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Prepare to step into the dark and bloody underworld of California, as Lili St. Germain brings you a modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet, in the same vein as her bestselling Gypsy brothers series.

The CALIFORNIA BLOOD series, set in the criminal underbelly of San Francisco, follows two warring families who are ruled by blood, power and twisted desire.


Verona Blood is the first book in the series.

ellie's $0.02:

It's here!  It's here!  And Verona Blood isn't a person.  This whole time I thought Verona Blood was like Veruca Salt.  My oh my... I couldn't be more wrong.  And this is nothing like visiting Willy Wonka.  And I'm pretty sure Roald Dahl wouldn't have taken this path for any of his books.

Embarassing that I was so off chart.  DELIGHTFUL on what Lili St. Germain gave me instead.  Don't get me wrong.  I love Willy Wonka.  This is more bloody than chocolatey.

ANYWAY. Notice it's called #1 in the California Blood Series.  So obviously that means there is more coming.  And I can't fucking wait.  Lili laid down just enough plot, introduced just enough characters, and drizzled just enough blood to completely entrance me in... I'm stuck now in her web and not going anywhere soon until I get answers.  

It's dark and violent. Full of blood (not Verona's, in Verona), criminal minds, and so many possible twists.

While it ends with questions, I'm not even angry.  I feel that I was introduced and given the layout with all of these possible outcomes of what is going to come at me next and what the fuck exactly is going on.  Dude.  I can't wait.  I'm loving this series already.