This was a wonderful retelling of Cinderella (well, kind of- it's different!). Arabella is *the* Black Lily. She is going to kill Prince Marius. There have been peasants found on the edge of the forest, murdered, drained of blood. Something goes awry during the assassination. Marius is still alive, but intrigued and curious. He has his doubts, opinions about what a good leader does/should be.
I thought Marius was very ignorant of what was going on right under his nose. But, he learns quickly and is open to learning more. He and Arabella fit well together. I liked the mysterious forest and the wolves. There is a good cast of secondary characters. I want Sienna, Mina, and Nikolai to get stories too! I most definitely want the next story...now!!
eARC courtesy of Entangled Publishing/NetGalley