I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Veil by Chloe Neill
Series: Devil's Isle
Published by NAL Trade on August 4th 2015
Genres: Adult, Magic, Paranormal, Romance
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Also by this author: Some Girls Bite, Friday Night Bites
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…
I love Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires series. I was hoping this one would be just as awesome, but it fell just short of it.
This is a completely new world, and required a lot of set up and explanation. That is the only thing that kept this from being a 4* read. The storytelling was a little slow. I did love that those in New Orleans after the Veil still kept to most of the traditions that are practiced there.
I did love Claire. She’s learning some new things about herself, and even though she’s completely confused about everything, she kicks ass when she needs to. She has thinks things through most of the time. I also really liked Liam. He’s rough around the edges, and a jerk sometimes, but overall he has a good heart. Claire’s friends are amazing. She throws a lot of craziness at them, and they accept it pretty well, all things considered.
I think my favorite thing about this book is the new take on paranormals. It’s something I’ve never seen before, and I want to continue the series to see just what is going to happen next. I mean there’s so much that could go really wrong.
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