The Veil by Chloe Neill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I’m a huge fan of Chloe Neill’s Chicago Vampires Series. I was ecstatic when I found out she was releasing a new series. The Veil is extremely different than Chicago Vampires, which is good because it is a distinct series and not a spin off. I wasn’t really sure how much I was going to like it when I initially started reading it. I think that happens a lot with a first book of a series. A lot of background information needs to be set in order for the series to come to life. The more I read this book the better it got. By the time I got to the end, I was disappointed that it was over and anxious to read the next book. I started to feel really invested in the characters.
The story takes place in New Orleans seven years after “The Veil” was torn, opening a doorway to a supernatural world that started a war against humanity. Some humans called Sensitives are gifted (or cursed) with magic that seeps through the Veil. Now seven years later, any paranormal being, including Sensitives, that are found are imprisoned in Devil's Isle. Our heroine and Sensitive, Claire Connolly, is attempting to hide from that fate. Simultaneously, something is going on that is threatening to reopen the Veil.
I loved Claire. Her family is gone, but she developed some great friends. She is selfless and really cares about what happens to New Orleans and its people. She discovered she was a Sensitive eight months before the start of this story. She needs to learn how to control and hide her powers, enter Liam Quinn.
Liam is everything you could want in an Alpha Bounty Hunter. He has some personal issues that make him realistic and intriguing. He helps Claire and introduces her to some people that can teach her to control her powers. Through him, she discovers that not everything she has been told is what it seems.
The plot was carefully thought out with lots of foreshadowing. The story becomes more intricate and exhilarating as it goes on. The Veil has a satisfying ending. Chloe Neill creating an excellent foundation to the Devil's Isle Series; she did such an amazing job with her character development and story line that I cannot wait to read the next book in the series. The better we got to know them, the more I fell in love with Claire and Liam.
Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Expected publication: August 4th 2015 by NAL
original title: The Veil
edition language: English
series: Devil's Isle #1
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