Black Waltz Review Tour

Hello my fellow little munchkins. How are you all doing? I am doing well. I am so glad that it is finally Thursday because that means I am closer to the weekend. Ahh, the time in which I can sleep and do homework. Because next week is going to be extremely hectic for me personally.

Anyways, why don’t we get into this post?

Author: Yoshiyuki Ly

GENRE:   Contemporary fantasy romance



“As a Black Waltz—a magical ballet dancer—Stella Azrith appears to all as a composed, no-nonsense sorceress of notable talent. Yet she is deeply dependent on her muse for far more than most artists, complicating her relationships. Nyte Lysander is a suave, emotional cellist who once struggled in her obsession to stay in Stella’s world. She and Stella find one another again after a tumultuous breakup, needing the other for reasons warped beyond the norm. Black Waltz is a sprawling urban fantasy romance set 350 years after The Scorpion’s Empress and 100 years after Venus and Lysander, concluding the trilogy. Can be read as a standalone.

Searching for acceptance, Stella and Nyte learn to understand each other anew, strained only by disagreements past and unspoken. Nyte’s living situation in the crime-ridden district of Maleficus in the city of Eden pushes her and Stella to pursue better artistic opportunities elsewhere. As they toy with the idea of exploring a power play relationship, they learn about a greater evil that threatens the Azrith and Lysander families. The true enemy twists on its head through whirling rainstorms, driving Stella and Nyte to prove who and what they stand for.

There can be no waltz for three.”

Short Review:

The character development was a good character development. It was pretty standard within most books that I have read. The plot of the book was literally AMAZING and I had so much fun reading this book. I don’t think I could describe how awesome this book was besides saying, “Just read it!” to figure it out yourself. I love how Stella, didn’t just love dancing but she was also able to love herself. She was able to love her passion for dancing which was a wonderful thing that I thought personally added a better layer to her. But, what made her even better was the fact that she was able to love herself which most real people cannot do, and even less fictional characters. 

4/5 stars


“You know all these things about me,” I said. “But I don’t know much about you. I want to know more.”

Stella shifted her shoulders, then her waist. Kind of like a snake. “Do you?” she challenged.

I raised my wrist above her head, pressing it against the wall. “Yeah, I do,” I said in her ear. I stayed over her, closer to her. “I know you’re a Black Waltz. I’m not on this side of campus too much… Seeing you now makes me wish I spent more time around here.” Stella’s eyes darkened as she stared up at me. “You saw the way I looked at you earlier. I’m attracted to you. I want you. I know you can tell.” I touched her waist, soft enough to not surprise her. Stella didn’t lean away from me. “For the record, I’m not trying to have sex with you tonight. I want to have an actual conversation with you. It doesn’t hurt to make things obvious to you now. I don’t want you to question my intentions.”

Stella wrapped her bare arms around my neck. “I don’t want you to question mine, either,” she spoke to me, bangles chiming. Her perfumed skin was so smooth. Her move put me on slow simmer, entranced. “But, don’t you think you should get to know me first before deciding if you want me? I could have strange fetishes, you know. Or I could be straight.”

I smirked at her. “Okay, fine. Do you have any weird fetishes? Are you straight?”

“I’m gay,” she replied. “Because of the way I look, people usually have a hard time believing that.” I understood what she meant, definitely. “As for my fetishes, I’m not sure.”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Yoshiyuki Ly was born in San Diego, CA. Her pen name represents her multiracial heritage and a unique, diverse outlook that reflects in her work. She is a writer and a gamer, primarily inspired by thought-provoking, well-written video games such as the Shin Megami Tensei, NieR, and Drakengard franchises.


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