The Sight by Chloe Neill – Review & Giveaway

The Sight by Chloe Neill – Review & Giveaway


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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…



The Sight by Chloe Neill is the 2nd book in her Devil’s Isle series.  The story picks up pretty much where the first book left off. You can read my review of The Veil here, if you want a refresher.  Claire Connolly is our heroine in this series; she is a Sensitive, but she also has magic, which she hides, with only a select few knowing.  If she is discovered to have magic, she would then be locked up in Devil’s Isle, instead of working with Liam, our hero, in learning how to become a bounty hunter.  Claire is also learning how to control her magic, to be able to protect herself. Most people in New Orleans know Claire, as runs a local store for food and supplies.

While she and Liam are searching for a sensitive that lost control of his magic, and become a dangerous wraith; they are approached by a group of people chanting.  This new cult, wants to eliminate all paranormals, including those on Devil’s Isle, and anyone who befriends or protects them.  The leader of the cult is dangerous and thinks nothing of killing innocents.  It is up to Claire and Liam, and their friends to find a way to stop them from destroying New Orleans.

What follows is an action packed intense story in a dark urban fantasy world that will bring even enemies together to help fight off the terrorist cult that has now outnumbered them.  In between the oncoming attack, Claire and Liam finally succumb to their growing love for each other.  I loved the secondary characters that are Claire’s friends,  who will play instrumental parts in fighting off enemy. 

At times, things were a bit slow, as you learn so many details on this strange new world; but the story overall was very exciting with lots of action.  The best thing about this series is the heroine, Claire, who made a wonderful heroine; she was determined, strong, loyal, rational and fearless.   As we race to the finish, there are a few twists and turns that were surprises, which will lead us to the next book in this series.  I look forward to see what happens with Claire, Liam and the rest of their friends.

Reviewed by Barb

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The Veil by Chloe Neill – a Review

The Veil by Chloe Neill – a Review


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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 Veil by Chloe Neill is the first book in her new Devil’s Isle Urban Fantasy series. This is an interesting new world that Neill has created, which takes place in war ravaged New Orleans. Seven years ago the Veil which separated super naturals and humans was torn apart, and a war ensued causng havoc and massive destruction. Humanity won, with the Veil put back and sealed. Those who remained outside of the veil that have paranormal powers were relegated to a territory, which was guarded. They may live in a community with freedom within, but the paranormals call it Devil’s Isle. Now 10 or so years later, the Veil is weakening again, with someone determined to open it again.

We meet our heroine, Claire Connolly right from the start, as she runs a store in the Quarter, which offers all kinds of commodities that are hard to find, since the war ended. Claire meets up with her friends, but she holds a secret from everyone; she is a sensitive. Sensitives are humans who were endowed with magic that had seeped through the Veil during the war. Claire can move or stop things (telekinesis), which she discovered on her own, and keeps it a secret, since if found out she would be sent to Devil’s Isle.

On her way home from meeting with her friends, Claire tries to help a woman being attacked by Wraiths. The wraiths are damaged sensitive’s that were overloaded with magic, and need kill to absorb magic from others.

Though Claire manages to escape the wraiths, she unknowingly catches the eye of Liam Quinn, a bounty hunter, who finds and captures wraiths. Liam is our hero, and convinces Claire to get training to teach her how to handle her magic, and ensure she doesn’t turn into a wraith. Most of the above was early on. What follows is an adventure that will have Claire and Liam working together to find the people trying to open the veil. As she learns how to control her magic, Claire will find herself in dangerous situations hiding who she is from those in control, and trying to discover who she can trust among her friends. A romance between Claire and Liam slowly begins to build; something we can expect more of in the future books. Can Claire and Liam stop the Veil from opening again?

Chloe Neill has created a nice world building that is dark, filled with magic and paranormals, great secondary characters, and a nice couple in Claire and Liam. In any world building, the first book leads the way. Though there was some type of closure, the story is left open ended for us to patiently wait for the next book. I enjoyed The Veil, though early on it was a bit slow and confusing trying to absorb everything. I expect the following books to be even better.

Reviewed by Barb

Copy provided by Publisher


Cover Reveals-January 11, 2014

Cover Reveals January 11, 2014

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AUTHOR: Cynthia Eden


RELEASE DATE: March 2014




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RELEASE DATE: February 2014




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RELEASE DATE: February 2014




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RELEASE DATE: March 2014




Forever Ours Apr 14


TITLE: Forever Ours

AUTHOR: Cassia Leo

SERIES: Shattered Hearts prequel

RELEASE DATE: April 2014




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AUTHOR: Cari Quinn

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RELEASE DATE: February 2014




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RELEASE DATE:  July 2014




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RELEASE DATE: August 2014




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RELEASE DATE: April 2014




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RELEASE DATE: August 2014




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RELEASE DATE: March 2014




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TITLE: Blood Games

AUTHOR: Chloe Neill

SERIES: Chicagoland Vampires 10

RELEASE DATE: August 2014




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AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas

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RELEASE DATE: March 2014




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SERIES: House of Night Novella #4 (YA)





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AUTHOR: Maya Banks






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AUTHOR: Michelle A Valentine

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RELEASE DATE: Spring 2014




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AUTHOR: Richelle Mead

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Better Homes and Hauntin June 14


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AUTHOR: Molly Harper

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AUTHOR: Terry Spear

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RELEASE DATE: August 2014




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RELEASE DATE: March 2014


Cover Reveals-October 14, 2013

Cover Reveals-October 14, 2013



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AUTHOR:  Cynthia Eden


RELEASE DATE:  November 2014




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AUTHOR:  Jessica Sorensen

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RELEASE DATE: November 2013







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AUTHOR:  Katie Reus

SERIES:  paranormal

RELEASE DATE: November 2013




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AUTHOR:  Jennifer Ashley

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AUTHOR:  Chloe Cox

SERIES: Redemption #1

RELEASE DATE: November 2013




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SERIES: Anthology

RELEASE DATE: April 2014




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RELEASE DATE: January 2014




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RELEASE DATE: January 2014




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RELEASE DATE: April 2014




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RELEASE DATE: March 2014




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RELEASE DATE: April 2013




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AUTHOR: Kerrelyn Sparks

SERIES: Love at Stake #15

RELEASE DATE: April 2014



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AUTHOR: Jennifer Armentrout/J.Lynn

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RELEASE DATE: February 2014




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AUTHOR: Ednah Walters


RELEASE DATE: December 2013




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AUTHOR: Kiera Cass

SERIES: Selection





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AUTHOR: Jennifer Estep

SERIES: Mythos Academy

RELEASE DATE: February 2014




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RELEASE DATE: October 2013




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SERIES: Arcadia Bell

RELEASE DATE: April 2014




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Sinful Seconds Mar 14


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SERIES: Anthology

RELEASE DATE: March 2014




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AUTHOR: Marjorie M. Liu

SERIES: Hunter Kiss

RELEASE DATE: February 2014


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AUTHOR: M.A.Abraham


RELEASE: November 2013




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AUTHOR: Sylvia Day


RELEASE DATE: November 2013




The Midnight Breed Companion


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AUTHOR:  Lara Adrian

SERIES:  Midnight Breed

RELEASE DATE:  May/June 2013





Obsession May 31 2013


TITLE: Obsession (Re-release)

AUTHOR: Jennifer Armentrout






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TITLE: The Dragon Legion Collection

AUTHOR: Deborah Cooke

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DAngerous Seduction Oct 13


TITLE: Dangerous Seduction

AUTHOR: Zoe Archer

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RELEASE DATE: October 2013




What Really Happend Aug 13


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AUTHOR: Cassandra Clare

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RELEASE DATE: September 2013




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RELEASE DATE: August 2013




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RELEASE DATE: Summer 2013




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