Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Book review: The Sight [Devil's Isle #2] by Chloe Neill

Title: The Sight
Author: Chloe Neill
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Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Series: Devil's Isle #2
Source: Publisher
Publisher: Gollancz
Publication Date: 18th August 2016
Rating: 5 stars

Tell Me About It
The paranormal war that engulfed New Orleans seven years ago is over. But the battle for the city is just beginning . . .

Claire Connolly is a Sensitive, infected with magic when the Veil that divides humanity from the world beyond fell. Magic can easily consume and destroy a Sensitive, and if Claire’s secret is discovered she’ll be locked into the walled district of Devil’s Isle along with every other Paranormal left in the city.

Bounty hunter Liam Quinn discovered Claire’s secret, but refused to turn her in. Together they saved New Orleans from the resurgence of magic that nearly destroyed it. But now a dangerous cult is on the rise, and it will take both Claire and Liam—and magical allies within Devil’s Isle’s towering walls—to defeat the occult threat before magic corrupts them both...
My Thoughts
The Sight is the second book in this series, and one I was very eager to make a start on as soon as possible. The threat of the Veil being opened has gone, but a new threat is in town, and Claire must find a way to not only save the ones she loves, but also the lives of humans and paras.

Ezekiel is the leader of Revellion, a group who want to see the zone cleansed of all paranormals and sympathisers, be they paranormal or not. They have no qualms about setting things alight or bombing Devil's Isle to make their point, and cause as much havoc as possible. Claire, Gunnar, Tadji, Liam, with the help of Delta, must find a way to stop Revellion and save their friends, without giving away their secrets. But when forces combine it's not going to be an easy task to avoid detection.

The Sight is a book that definitely has to be read in order. Whilst the first book did a lot of world building and history of the world, The Sight has less magic history, but more movement and character building. I felt like the plot itself was more fluid, leading us towards a definite end, but also let us see the characters grow and show what they are truly capable of as they are all pushed to their limits. We are also taken away from the city, and get to explore more areas as the characters leave their safety behind to look for clues on the enemies whereabouts, or for more training.

I enjoyed reading The Sight much more than The Veil, I went into this book with the characters, the world, and the history fresh in my head, and I was really happy to see that it's only mentioned slightly, and the main focus of the book is this new war and how it affects everybody. I loved getting to see the characters grow, especially getting to see Claire use her magic more and really push herself. There were some shock moments in the book, with secrets revealed. I loved the action and suspense in this book, never really knowing when Revellion would strike again and if Claire will finally get caught.

The final chapters of The Sight had me on the edge of my seat, desperate to find out how it all ends, but also nervous beyond belief. What happens during these chapters was not expected at all, and I had to re-read the paragraphs to make sure I had actually read it correctly. All I know from that is I need to know there is another instalment to this series, and when it's going to be published.

Final Verdict
I loved everything about The Sight, and I just need to know there will be more.....you can't leave me hanging like that with no hint at all.

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