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... show more
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…
Publish date: 2015-08-04
Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: Devil's Isle (#1)
The otherworld invaded and brought magic which triggered some people and this has caused issues, humanity fought back and won the battle but the war isn't over. Claire Connolly is going to be at the forefront.
I'm just going to be upfront and honest.... I had some issues with this book. The Veil could have been great, better than great even, but somehow got lost between the idea of this book and the finish product. I'm not really sure what it is that wen't wrong, though I suspect the characters are partia...
terrible, terrible world building
Felt a little slow, lots of scene-building and history lessons that came off as filler-trying-really-hard-not-to-be-filler. Not much time was spent in Devil's Isle considering the series is named after it. A little more wrap-up would have been nice, too. Otherwise, I had a good time with this story ...
This review was originally posted on Bookish Things & MoreReviewI love Neill's Chicagoland Vampires series. I was hoping this one would be just as awesome, but it fell just short of it.This is a completely new world, and required a lot of set up and explanation. That is the only thing that kept th...