Narrator: Amy Landon
Series: Devil's Isle #1
Published by Tantor Audio Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Length: 10hrs 9mins
Source: Borrowed | Format: AudioBook
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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 fell in love with Chloe’s writing while reading the Chicagoland Vampires series – so when I saw that she had a new series coming out I was beyond excited. Add that to my love and need of a new Urban Fantasy series.
The Veil has that first book in a series feel. It’s a slow build up of the world and the characters, but I don’t mind that. Info dump and I don’t get along. Still, Ms. Chloe always does a fantastic job with all these elements and the overall plot as well.
The world in The Veil is quite fascinating. Taking all supernatural creates and placing them in ONE central place. (And no, I don’t mean Devil’s Isle.) There’s a mix of supernatural creates that came into “our” world once The Veil came down. With that, there are sensitive’s – humans with magic abilities, bounty hunters, enforcement agencies and the like!
I adored all the characters. Everyone is so unique and adds depth to the story and world. The romance is light, which I loved and I can’t wait to see how things develop in the future.
As far as the narrator goes, this was my first Amy Landon book and while I didn’t wholly love her narration, I liked it. She was pretty monotone and lacked that added depth that I look for from narrators. Also, this is one of those books where I wish there was a male narrator as well, but.
All in all – I thought this was a great start to a new series! I highly recommend The Veil to all that love Urban Fantasy!
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