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The Two Lilies Review

I still don’t fully understand what this is about.


Rating: 2/5

Childhood friends from different sides of the tracks.


Because friendship can blossom across all sorts of divides.


But so can betrayal. And murder. And revenge.

 

I received a free copy of The Two Lilies through Blackthorn Book Tours for their March Quick Bites in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for this opportunity!


This was an interesting read. I had no idea what I was getting into. I basically went into this blindly. But I don’t think knowing a premise could have helped in understanding what I just read. I still don’t fully understand what this is about.


In a very basic way, someone in the lower class once had the opportunity to fit in with the higher class, only to be shoved out by a mistake. And since then, they’ve longed to be a part of it, watching from afar.


I understood the main character’s desire to want to be a part of the higher class. What I didn’t understand was how she messed up resulting in her being outcast. Even rereading the scene where I believe it happens, I just didn’t understand. What exactly did she do wrong?


This sort of ruined the story for me. If this one detail had been clearer or maybe just more dramatic, the rest of the book might have made more sense.


I will give it the benefit of the doubt that it did manage to keep me engaged. I wanted to know what was going to happen. However, this did fall flat for me in the end. If we just got a little more details in certain areas, I think this would have been a much better read.