Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Veil by Chloe Neill (Devil's Isle #1)

The Veil 
My Rating: 5 Stars

Written by: Chloe Neill
Series: A Devil's Isle Novel
Sequence in Series: Book 1
Paperback Pg Count: 352 pages
Publisher: NAL
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
ISBN-10: 0451473345
ISBN-13: 978-0451473349
Genre: Paranormal | Urban Fantasy

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…
The Veil (Devil's Isle, #1)The Veil by Chloe Neill

The wondrous imagination of Chloe Neill strikes again in this exciting new series, Devil's Isle. After reading The Veil, I am convinced Ms. Neill will have the same success she's seen with The Chicagoland Vampire series.

Neill takes us to a modern day dystopian New Orleans. It is a hot spot for the Veil that was constructed to protect man kind from the fey and magic. When the Veil initially went up a lot of magical beings where trapped on earth side. Magic is forbidden, Devil's Isle was built as a short of prison for the all things magical. Many precautions to catch magic use were inacted.

Claire Connelly is a magic sensitive. If anyone discovers she has abilities she could be killed or sent to live on Devil's Isle.

Claire is attacked by a human magic user that has gone mad. In an attempt to protect herself, she uses her powers and is outed. Running from persecution, Claire meets Liam who agrees to help Claire.

The same mad magic user, sensitives that have turned into wrath like creatures from magically overload, start showing up all over the city. Claire is enlisted by Liam to help find out the cause. The deeper they dig the deadlier the tables turn.

All I can say is WOW! Ok, I'm going to say more but I finished this story with a deep breath...

Of course, I was left wanting MORE. There are so many what ifs that left me pondering the path this story will take and kept me pondering long after I turned the last page.

Neill's ability to write real people that pop off the pages and into your imagination is definitely what pulled me in and glued me to The Veil.

You are unsure where Liam's loyalties lie and are kept guessing for quite a while but man does he Ooze (with a capital O) that sexiness we love in a an awesome alpha hero.

Claire is someone you'd want as a friend. Loyal and deeply concerned for all around her but especially with those she calls friends.

I flat out loved it!

Absolutely a must read for any urban fantasy fan, The Veil is a superb start to a marvelous new series.

I received this ARC copy of The Veil from PENGUIN GROUP Berkley, NAL / Signet Romance, DAW - NAL in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication August 4, 2015.

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