The previous book in the World of the Lupi series ended on a cliffhanger and "Dragon Blood" picks up where that one left off. Lily wakes up in the dragon realm and finds that time is different so she has gained a week. This give Lily seven days to free herself, Rule and the others.
"Dragon Blood" has a bit of a complicated plot. I don't enjoy the ones in magical realms as much as I do the ones that take place on earth. There's a lot going on here and I had to take my time reading to make sure I didn't miss anything.
I love the characters in this series. They're the main draw for me and that lives true in "Dragon Blood" with no exception. I enjoyed the time spent with Lily, Cynna and Grandmother. The fated mate aspect between Rule and Lily is also really good and something totally different than I've ever read before when dealing with that trope.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. "Dragon Blood" is a book that would only work for people current with the series. This book is definitely not a standalone.
The battle against a vengeful goddess reaches a climactic point as Lily Yu must now face the ultimate challenge in a dangerous new realm—without her husband, Rule …
When a mission to rescue five children stolen by an Old One falls apart under the assault of a demon prince, Lily wakes up in a strange reality—and is immediately taken captive by the dragon spawn who rule there. Jumping worlds has fractured her party, and Cynna is her only companion.
Although the clock is ticking, time works differently, and Lily has miraculously gained a week. That means seven days to free herself, find Rule and the others, rescue the children, and make it home alive. All before the dragon spawn holding her hostage trade her to the Old One. It would almost be doable if this weren’t Lóng Jia—also known as Dragonhome: the birthplace of dragons.