Book Review → The Veil

the veilTitle: The Veil
Author: Chloe Neill
Series: Devil’s Isle
Publication Date: August 04th, 2015

Synopsis: Seven years ago, the Veil that separates humanity from what lies beyond was torn apart, and New Orleans was engulfed in a supernatural war. Now, those with paranormal powers have been confined in a walled community that humans call the District. Those who live there call it Devil’s Isle.

Claire Connolly is a good girl with a dangerous secret: she’s a Sensitive, a human endowed with magic that seeped through the Veil. Claire knows that revealing her skills would mean being confined to Devil’s Isle. Unfortunately, hiding her power has left her untrained and unfocused.

Liam Quinn knows from experience that magic makes monsters of the weak, and he has no time for a Sensitive with no control of her own strength. But when he sees Claire using her powers to save a human under attack—in full view of the French Quarter—Liam decides to bring her to Devil’s Isle and the teacher she needs, even though getting her out of his way isn’t the same as keeping her out of his head.

But when the Veil threatens to shatter completely, Claire and Liam must work together to stop it, or else New Orleans will burn.

Review: I really like Neill’s Chicagoland Vampire series, which I am behind on and need to get caught up on, so I decided to give her new series a shot. And man did I love this book. I loved the whole idea of Sensitives and the alternate universe for the Fae. Normally I get frustrated when it takes along time to learn a bunch about things, like the stuff we learn about Sensitives, but the way Neill wrote it and how it is integral to the plot I was able to just enjoy finding things out as they were revealed in the book.

I really enjoyed Claire and Liam as the main two characters, I also liked the minor cast of characters, human and Fae alike, and I hope that we get to see more of the minor ones in the next books. I’d also like to learn more about the different types of Fae, what they are, what they can do, I just want to know more of them. (I can never know enough!) I’m just really excited for the next book in this series!

Stars: ★★★★★
Recommendation: Yes!
I received an ARC of this book Penguin NAL on Netgalley. This in no way affected my review.


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