Thursday, 29 September 2016
Book review: The Veil [Devil's Isle #1] by Chloe Neill
The Veil is the first book by Chloe Neill that I have read, so although the synopsis definitely captured my attention, I went into this book with no expectations at all. When I began reading The Veil I fell into this world easily, it's a perfect mix of 'normal' and 'paranormal' as these two try to live side by side.
Claire lives and works in her family shop, looking after it all after the death of her father. She has a few close friends Tadji and Gunner, who look out for each other and thier neighbours, but what they don't know is that Claire is a sensitive. After the Veil was torn apart and then sealed, some magic remained, those who are 'infected' are move to Devil's Isle to live in a contained area, Claire must keep her secret to herself or find herself in the company of creatures who would gladly get rid of her. As The Veil progresses we see Claire in some life or death situations that will force her to use her ability, and put herself in danger.
The Veil was a book I really enjoyed. I found it easy to relate to the characters and liked reading how they are surviving in this new world. They have a nice community where everyone bands together to survive, raising crops, swapping food etc. The friendships that Claire has are small but strong, and when it really hits the fan her friends are there to stand by her side.
The Veil is a book full of magic, and culture, of survival, and hope. I found myself enjoying this book more than I expected and really getting lost within the pages. There were moments in the book that I didn't expect to happen, and some parts had me worried over what was going to happen to Claire or other characters placed in a bad situation.
The Veil was a book that surprised me with how easily I fell into this new world, I loved everything about this book and I can't wait to dive into the next book.