Thursday, August 18, 2016

Review: The Sight by Chloe Neill

The Sight
Author: Chloe Neill
Release Date: August 16, 2016
Publisher: NAL Trade
Devil's Isle Book #2
ISBN:   0451473353
ISBN13: 9780451473356
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher
The paranormal war that engulfed New Orleans seven years ago is over. But the battle for the city is just beginning . . .

Claire Connolly is a Sensitive, infected with magic when the Veil that divides humanity from the world beyond fell. Magic can easily consume and destroy a Sensitive, and if Claire’s secret is discovered she’ll be locked into the walled district of Devil’s Isle along with every other Paranormal left in the city.

Bounty hunter Liam Quinn discovered Claire’s secret, but refused to turn her in. Together they saved New Orleans from the resurgence of magic that nearly destroyed it. But now a dangerous cult is on the rise, and it will take both Claire and Liam—and magical allies within Devil’s Isle’s towering walls—to defeat the occult threat before magic corrupts them both...

Don't try to jump into THE SIGHT before reading book one, THE VEIL. You will be lost and you won't know the characters or the storyline enough to understand decisions and events in THE SIGHT.

While we got a lot of action in THE VEIL, THE SIGHT leans more towards the government and politics of the Devil's Isle series. This made THE SIGHT feel a little slow on the start. It took me a little bit to get back into the story, but by the halfway point, I was in it and happy to be in the story.

Claire's family is gone, but her friends are always by her side and they play a big part in her story.  In fact, the secondary characters feel just as important to the story and it's growth as Claire and Liam.

The slow start to Claire and Liam's relationship is just so frustrating. It will seem like something is happening and then BAM, false alarm. They both REALLY care about the other but completely overthink things. There are valid concerns, but sometimes you just got to jump right in and enjoy yourself a little. Then there is the ending of THE SIGHT that sets things even farther back—which is all I will say about that. I have no clue what will happen to these two, but I have a lot of hope for them.

The ending of THE SIGHT leaves us with a LOT of questions about what will happen next. A lot of things are up in the air with the world and the characters. If you're looking for a new urban fantasy series to start this one should be on your list and it's a great time to start reading it.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.