Friday, August 12, 2016

#Friday Review - The Sight by Chloe Neill (Urban Fantasy) @chloeneill @BerkleyPub

Series: Devil's Isle # 2
Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Release Date: August 16, 2016
Publisher: NAL
Source: Publisher
Genre: Urban Fantasy

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 is the second novel in author Chloe Neill's Devil Isle's series. This is a series that is set in a dystopian like New Orleans. This series has absolutely nothing to do with the author's Chicagoland Vampires series. Protagonist Claire Connelly is not Merit. Liam Quinn is not Ethan. Claire is a Sensitive who was exposed to magic when the veil opened up and led to the Paranormal war that ended Seven years ago. Those with paranormal abilities like Claire's are sequestered in a walled community known as Devil's Isle

Claire's biggest fear has been being discovered by Containment or being consumed by the magic thus making her a Wraith. Those like bounty hunter Liam Quinn are paid to bring back wraiths to Devil's Isle. Liam knows about Claire's ability. He knows because he saw her using it to save a human from a wraith and she also used her ability to stop another war. Since then, he has tried to keep her from being discovered, showed her some interesting characters that live in the Devil's Isle, and has chosen to take her under his wing, and make her a bounty hunter trainee.

Claire is also finally undergoing magical training thanks to Malachi, the Angel member of a group called Delta. Delta has both humans and paranormals dedicated to keeping another Paranormal War from happening. One of the things that makes Claire interesting is that she is surrounded by those who genuinely care about her, and don't want anything but friendship from here. Those like Gunnar, & Tadji Dupree, & Moses who is a demon with sick computer skills, and the group from Delta who know that she is getting more skilled with her abilities.

The Sight's main storyline is the arrival of a Cult like group known as Reveillon. They hate magic and paranormals. They hate any human who even thinks about being friendly towards those with magic. They agree that magic should be illegal and all magic should be removed by any means necessary. It is up to Claire and Liam to try to gather a group together of the willing in order to stop Ezekiel, the mouthpiece of Reveillon, from starting yet another war that will destroy what is left of New Orleans.

It's also become apparent that every day that Claire's abilities grow, the more she needs to know why her father didn't tell her about magic. There are a whole lot more secrets just waiting for Claire to discover. As to the romance, it kind of reminds me somewhat of what readers got from the whole Merit/Ethan simmer & burn in the early installments of Chicagoland Vampires. Claire and Liam have a lot going for them, but they also have a lot that needs to be addressed after a heart racing finale.

Please do yourselves a favor. Read this books as they are released. If you don't then you missed important events that happened, and are left without a real summarization since the author pushes forward with this story quickly and rapidly.

1 comment:

  1. OOh nice! I really need to read this one! But I fear I won't get to it before its release as it's sitting very patiently in my review pile! Glad to hear it is still an awesome series! I remember enjoying the first one, but that's about it! Lol! Memory problems! Great review!