The Veil by Chloe Neill ~ Review & Quote-tastic

It has been a long wait, but The Veil by Chloe Neill is almost here! Pick up the first book in this new Urban Fantasy series tomorrow!! 
Title: The Veil
Author: Chloe Neill
Series: Devil's Isle #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published: August 4th 2015

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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 have been hanging for this new series from Chloe Neill for almost a year! Now that I’ve finished it… bring on the next book! Chloe has created a new Dystopian world, where magic and war have destroyed elements of the world, and paranormal or magical users are locked in Devil’s Isle. This first book set up the series, had plenty of detail into what has happened and introduced me to some strong and passionate characters.

The book is told from Claire’s perspective and begins on War Night, the celebration of the end of the war between humans and paranormals seven years ago. Claire celebrates with her friends Gunnar and Tadji, and on her way home she runs into trouble. She manages to get herself out of it, but knows her actions won’t go unnoticed. Liam Quinn appears and offers to help her, and soon they are working together to try and figure out what is happening to their city.

I liked what a strong character Claire was; she was willing to step in for a stranger and wanted to help Liam get to the bottom of the mystery they were trying to unravel. She is not afraid to speak her mind and will do anything for her friends. She also has this cool little shop, which has been in her family for generations, and people come from all over to visit it! I liked that it was a central point for them and a place for her to get away.

Liam has some secrets, and he slowly dropped his walls and let Claire into his world. Together they faced danger and became a tough team. There were other characters introduced and I look forward to see more of this group and what they can do in the future.

I enjoyed the different feel to this series, and that it’s not anything like the Chicagoland Vampire series. I liked how Chloe has taken the paranormal world and changed it up a bit. There are a lot of different paranormals, and in this world all are considered guilty and locked up. I enjoyed the magical elements, seeing what they can do to the world they live in and why it scares people. I thought that this was a great start to the series and enjoyed how this particular thread wrapped up, but a lot of other ones have been left wide open for future books. I am keen for more, I tell ya!  

Complimentary copy provided by the Publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

And while he looked at me, while we looked at each other, time slowed, and the moment seemed to stretch in front of us, full of promise.
Liam dropped his head, lashes falling as he moved toward me, stepped into me, his hands suddenly on my cheeks, thumbs stroking my face, the line of my jaw.
My heartbeat stuttered, sped. I closed my eyes, lips parted with wanting, waiting for that moment of electricity, of connection. His lips hovered, only a moment away from mine. Anticipation and desire built, rose, spun together.
He dropped his forehead to mine. “Jesus, Claire.” His voice was rough with desire, and I braced myself for the onslaught.

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Chloe Neill is the New York Times bestselling author of the Chicagoland Vampires Novels, the Devil's Isle Novels, and a YA series, the Dark Elite. Chloe was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest. When she's not writing, she bakes, works, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her boys--her husband and their dogs, Baxter and Scout.

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