July 28, 2015 by ceresbooksworld
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…
The synopsis resumes very well the book so I won’t tell you more about it. I just want to say that if you like Chicagoland Vampire series, it’s totally different, the characters aren’t the same, you won’t find Merit in Claire or Ethan in Liam. It’s totally different and I love it.
This is the first book and it describes the character, the universe, the story and it’s great, you’ll find action, humor and a little of romance but very little for now.
I like Claire, she’s strong, independent, she doesn’t hesitate to put her life in danger to save others and she’s stubborn. Liam will change her vision of life, all the Paras aren’t evil and all the humans aren’t good. There is always grey between the black and the white. She must learn who to trust or not, what she will fight for and what she won’t, who she must protect and who she mustn’t.
Liam on the other side knows very well these things; he will learn how to trust Claire and I like the interaction between these two characters. They are fun together and it’s nice.
The story is good, it’s remained me a little of Kate Daniel’s, specifically with the magic and electricity. It’s nice to discovers New Orleans, it seems like Chloe Neill has appreciate this city a lot, I like the fact that all New Orleans people, love their city and fight for her.
The writing style is good, Chloe Neill is talented, she creates good characters you will love and hate for some. I can’t wait to read the second book and know what will happen to Claire, Liam, Moses, Gunnar, Tadji and Gavin.
Chloe Neill is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Devil’s Isle, Chicagoland Vampires, and Dark Elite series. She was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest. When not writing, she bakes, works, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her boys–her favorite landscape photographer/husband and their dogs, Baxter and Scout. (Both she and the photographer understand the dogs are in charge.)
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