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Author: L.R.W. Lee
Publisher: Woodgate Publishing
Genre: High Fantasy | Romance | Historical
Publication Date: January 15, 2018
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I hoped I was enough. I had nothing else to offer.
What lengths will dream weaver Ali be forced to go to, to protect her love when Morpheus goes rogue?
Sand Maiden Alissandra has been weaving human dreams for much of her immortal existence helping her dream charges work through what worries them as they sleep. But her idyllic life is turned upside down when she discovers her father, the god of dreams, plans to exploit humans, making them exist to do only his bidding. Forced to choose between the only life she’s known or protecting her current charge, the crown prince, she sheds immortality and flees Dream realm. But the god of dreams isn’t the only danger to her and Wake realm.
Prince Kovis Altairn, the most powerful sorcerer in the Altairn Empire, knows nothing about Dream realm, let alone his sand maiden. So when Ali is discovered naked in his bedroom, she’s accused of being a spy. Now she must convince him of her intentions…as well as the danger they’re all in…before it’s too late.
Okay so I was super intrigued when I found this book on BookSirens. I mean look at that Charlie Bowater cover. On BookSirens, its posted as the first book in the series but after reading it and looking on GoodReads I see that this is actually the second book in the Sand Maidens series. Despite me not realizing this, I loved reading this book. I believe the confusion on this first and second book is because this book was (I think) supposed to be Book one then the “second book” was published as a prequel? Not entirely sure. But either way, I didn’t feel that I was missing any of the story by not reading the first book. I will be going back and reading the rest when I get a chance!
Lullaby is addictive, captivating, dynamic, and (well..) ENCHANTING! Lullaby was a complete page turner! This is a NA book. So, 18+, there are scenes that could be triggering to some readers that involve sexual abuse and physical abuse and the descriptions of some steamy scenes are defintiely upper YA (think 16+).
The use of dreams and Sandman was great and original. I haven’t read a high fantasy novel that uses the Sand Man myth for years… Anyways, the main characters are Ali and Kovis, and we get to read the story through both of their perspectives. Ali is the Sand Maiden to Prince Kovis. Every human in the Wake Realm has one, but the Dream Realm is unknown to them. She is charged with providing and weaving Kovis’ dreams. In Ali’s attempt to be free of her Father’s abuse and plans, she escapes Dream Realm with just her life. She is no longer immortal, and now she is human with a new body and everything is different and new to her.
Lullaby is packed with adventure and action from start to finish. This book has hints of other great series in it including Hunger Games, and any fan of SJM will love this series (hello dark and broody male with powerful magic). Lee created a new world that was incredible and absolutely breathtaking.
I would like to thank Booksirens and L.R.W. Lee for sending me a free copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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About L.R.W. Lee
L. R. W. Lee has a passion for fantasy and epic fantasy and in that genre, she credits C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe with its beginnings in her life.More recently, L. R. W. has taken her love of fantasy in a new direction, that of NA paranormal fantasy romance. Calling herself a fan of Sarah J. Maas, L. R. W. has just completed The Sand Maiden series which promises to satisfy the most die hard romantic while giving a plot and obstacles meaty enough for fantasy lovers.L. R. W. Lee lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband.
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