Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Review: The Veil by Chloe Neill

Publication Date: 8/4/2015
Series: Devil’s Isle #1
Rating:  4 Stars

Official Blurb:

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…

Chloe Neill has hit the mark with the debut book of her newest series, Devil’s Isle. I have been a huge fan of Ms. Neill’s since discovering the Chicagoland Vampire Series. She has this marvelous ability to work your into an emotionally charged relationship with her fictional characters and continues to do so with her new series.  The dystopian world of post war NOLA is quite shocking and yet, it draws you in with its mystery.  This is a very different story from her vampire series and I loved that. It seems so common place to see bits and pieces of an author other works in a new piece. Claire is about as far as you can get from Merit. She’s got the spunky attitude, but not the dangerous death wish.  I will say that the book was a little slow at first before the action starts to brew, but with a complicated world such as this, its to be expected.

Since I am reviewing this so early, I do not want to give anything away for future readers.  I will simply say that in the case of The Veil, different is very good. Neill has brought to life a world of mystery and intrigue deeply seeded in NOLA culture. The Veil is definitely in my top 10 debuts of 2015!


  1. Chloe is an amazing author. I'm looking forward to listening to this new series, it's bound to be great...Mud Mymudes