The Veil by Chloe Neill

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This was my first Chloe Neill book. I’ve heard loads about this author, but I’ve never managed to catch her at the beginning of a series. I love paranormal. While it’s not my go-to genre, when I come across a good paranormal book (series or not) it makes me happy.

I’m glad I decided to give Chloe a chance. While there was nothing in this book that wowed me or stood out from others alike, I did enjoy it. The characters are strong; there wasn’t really one that I didn’t like or felt needed any more development than they were given. The story is told in Claire’s POV, but none of the others are left out; you get a clear understanding of all the characters. It’s a very well executed first person. Thank Liam for that because as I’ve stated many times before, first-person is not my favorite.

It was easy to read and everything was very understandable. I thought the pace was a bit slow, but it is the first book, and there is character development. Now that I think about it, I guess it wasn’t too slow.

I can only give it three stars because I didn’t love it. However, I did enjoy it enough to keep up with this series. I am officially a “Devil’s Isle” reader.

book • details

T I T L E: The Veil

S E R I E S: Devil’s Isle (Nº 1)

A U T H O R: Chloe Neill

P U B L I S H • D A T E : August 4, 2015

P U B L I S H E R: Penguin / NAL

I S B N: 9780451473349

Urban Fantasy, Paranormal



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 received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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