A Passionate Paranormal Romance with Young Adult Appeal (The Sand Maiden Book 1)

Romance - Paranormal
479 Pages
Reviewed on 10/18/2019
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Lullaby is a work of paranormal romance with provocative themes and was penned by author L. R. W. Lee. Written for the new adult genre due to its adult themes and romantic content, this sweeping and ethereal tale forms the first novel in The Sand Maiden series. The titular character of the series is Alissandra, who begins the novel serving in the Dream realm as a dream weaver. Her current charge is Prince Kovis, a powerful sorcerer who knows little of the ways of the gods who work above him and his subjects. So when Alissandra learns of a dangerous plot by the gods and ventures into the human realm, she must convince Kovis of the truth to gain his help.

Despite some darker emotive content in the form of sexual abuse, overall this engaging and poignant novel by author L. R. W. Lee delivers powerful and passionate romance for its readership. The plot structure is solid too, setting up nicely for the continuation of the series with a wider story arc, strong magical villains and a hierarchical empire with some really intriguing sorcery powers of its own. The young central figures are fresh and become increasingly likable as the plot progresses and they begin to understand and connect to one another more and more. It’s always refreshing to see a paranormal romance novel that doesn’t solely rely on its passions to be of great quality, and I’d therefore highly recommend Lullaby to fantasy and romance fans alike for its well rounded and atmospheric storytelling.