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Friday, October 7, 2016

Review: The Veil by Chloe Neill

Title: The Veil
Author: Chloe Neill
Series: Devil's Isle #1
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Amy Landon
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Length: Novel (352 pages/10.1 hours)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchased
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

The Veil is book one in the Devil's Isle series. I've been trying to binge listen to Chloe Neill's other series and enjoy her writing style so I knew I had to grab this one. This series revolves around a world that does not trust magic of any sort. You have characters that are called Sensitives that have magical abilities and they're forced onto Devil's Isle and left there. It's not a pretty world and I just had to know more about it.

We start off The Veil meeting a girl named Claire Connolly. She runs a shop and seems to be an everyday type of gal, but it comes as a surprise to her one day when a large object comes tumbling down to kill her and she manages to stop it with her unknown magical abilities. You see, she's a Sensitive, a person with magical abilities, telekinesis in this case. Living in a world that constantly monitors the streets for magic, Claire knows she has to be careful. The Sensitives that are caught are tossed in Devil's Isle and are left there until they lose control of their magic and wind up turning into wraiths.  Knowing that, she's out walking one night and sees two wraiths attacking a woman on the street and is forced to reveal her powers to save her. With the cameras and sensors being tripped by her magic it's just a matter of time before people will be coming for her. Between a rock and a hard place, Claire has to team up and trust a bounty hunter who claims he can help her, even though his job is to throw Sensitives in Devil's Isle.

The Veil was quite a ride. I was so worried that Liam Quinn (the bounty hunter), would double cross Claire. But during the book we learn a lot about him and get to know why he does the things he does. It has me intrigued to see what happens in the next installment. I think my favorite character would have to be Claire, mainly because of the character growth. The magical abilities shown were interesting and it shows how corrupt their government truly is. So basically, the plot kept my interest, I enjoyed the characters and can't wait to see what happens next. If you're fond of Urban Fantasy with paranormal elements, I think you'd love this series.


18 comments:

  1. I enjoyed this one and the idea, it made me think of the Deadtown series by Nancy Holzner. But I confess that I liked book 2 a bit less. I'm curious to see what you'll think of it

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    1. I'll have to try the Deadtown series! Thanks for the heads up on book two <3

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  2. Really nice review. Glad you enjoyed it. I've had this one for a while now but haven't gotten around to reading it. Thanks for giving me the boost :)

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    1. I hope you love it when you try it! :)

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  3. oh man this looks like a fun paranormal >.< ugh it's been a while since I read one like this, I might have to pick it up after all.

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    1. I enjoyed it :D Been awhile since I've read one like it.

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  4. I really want to read more urban fantasy books. I used to only read those but then I got distracted by other genres. Anyways, this one sounds great!

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    1. lol sounds like me! I'm starting to branch out into other genres now, but my old go to was UF.

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  5. I really enjoyed both of these, though I think I preferred book 2. Can't wait to see what happens next!

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  6. ooh I do want to read this one!!! I love the sound of this series, and a good mix of character growth and plot....SIGN me up!! :)

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  7. Wow, look at that book cover! (hehe, I'm always a sucker for lovely book covers) I'm still getting a hang for Fantasy books but reading this review, I think I can't just leave it aside. I'll be checking out this story then ;) Thanks for sharing!

    xx
    http://www.blushinggeek.com

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  8. I wonder if this one would be more for me :)

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    1. Might be! Maybe check the library just in case ;)

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  9. Oh good! I enjoyed book 2 but haven't had time to get back to this one yet. I liked both Claire and Liam as well. I hope you enjoy the twists in book 2!

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