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.
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.
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… @goodreads
I started out not really sure I was going to like this book. The book is
kind of slow in the beginning. That being said, I don't have to have an
action book right off the bat. I just felt like I couldn't get into the
characters, but that soon changed :)
I started to really like
Claire after getting to know her, her background and I loved her store. I
also loved her friends Gunner and Tadji. But.... what really got me was
Liam Quinn. He is an awesome bounty hunter "hunk" that helps Claire
with her abilities as a Sensitive. If you don't learn how to stabilized
them then you turn into a Wraith. Oh joy!!
As you can read in
the blurb of the book, the Veil fell a few years ago and a large number
of paranormals escaped into our world creating a war. There is more to
that story but not giving you a spoiler. Anyway, the Veil was sealed,
but there were still paras stuck here. Some were good, but the humans
were having none of that and put them all in a prison containment area
called Devil's Isle. It's just an area of old homes, etc they sealed off
and called it their prison.
There are some wraiths loose around
the city that are attacking people so Claire and Liam team up with some
other paras to try to find them and get them taken care of and at the
same time keep the Veil closed. Yep... some peeps are trying to get it
open again. One of the paras they team up with is Malachi, the angel. I
really like him. He's just too cool.
There are a lot of characters in the book that are really good and you have the bad guys of course.
ultimately liked how the book turned out. I hope the next one is good
as well. Oh and I just love the cover of the book as well! I just had to
I would like to thank Netgalley and the Publisher for the opportunity to read this ARC!