Series: Devil's Isle, #2
on August 16, 2016
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 330 pages
Sexual Content: one sex scene, kissing
Reviewed by: Kristina
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...
Halfway through reading THE SIGHT I lost track of who wrote this really well written and interesting book. I blame the heat this summer for that. There is really no connection to Chloe Neill's beloved Chicagoland Vampires series and that is entirely a great thing as it shows the versatility and creativity it takes to create not one but two solidly built worlds. Neill does a wonderful job pulling you into a magically war-torn world set in New Orleans. While there are magic users around this urban fantasy has a very dystopian feel to it with abandoned city sections, crumbling buildings, and different factions of survivors. The story does have its moments where it lags in set-up and dialog but eventually makes up for it in its action sequences.
Claire is a very realistically written character and I could see someone like her trying to survive in a world that is very anti-magic. The secondary characters even felt real and well-rounded. I loved her friend Tadji with her mad merchandising and organizing skills. I also loved seeing them work together as a team with very different talents to suppress a radical group of anti-magic humans. One issue I had was with Claire's love life. I sensed with my magical paranormal spidey-sense a love triangle trying to come through between Claire, Liam, and Malichai. It felt a little forced and mechanical, as if we needed to have a romantic conflict while so many other things are going on in this world. I just didn't really feel any connection between Claire and Liam and I feel like Malichai is going to be a contender for Claire's attentions in future books. I don't see any spark there either.
Issues with the romantic subplot aside this a riveting story and a unique take on a dystopia destroyed by magic. I am looking forward to what comes next in this series.Series Titles:
- If you're looking for more books by the same author try Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill