In a world filled with magic, love might be the final answer in the eternal battle between good and evil. When Lux is tasked with retrieving the virtuous Lily for his master, his entire world is put in danger. Lux must battle goblins, demon dogs, and sea dragons to rescue the one he loves, and that’s only the beginning… (Goodreads Summary)
A fun, fast read about a girl with a destiny, a boy with a secret and a world whose fate hangs in the balance as the eternal battle between good and evil rages on. Virtue seems to be written for a slightly younger audience than any of Hocking’s previous books and departs somewhat from her contemporary paranormal usual, as this is a more of a fairytale/fantasy. And in it, she has crafted an interesting mythology regarding the balance of good and evil.
There was definitely some insta-romance going on in this book, but I guess this is somewhat on par with most fairytales. Also, I wish that parts of the story didn’t seem so rushed and that there had been a bit more character development. That being said, I did like Lily, the main character; she was sweet, a bit reserved and a little naive, but when the situation required it she was strong and fought for those she loved.
Overall, an entertaining and sweet little fairytale.
Author: Amanda Hocking
Published: May 30th 2011 by CreateSpace
Format: Paperback, 242 pages; Kindle; Nook