Thruogh the Veil by Christi Snow
Published by Self-published on September 25th 2014
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58 years ago a gorge opened up from Mobile, AL to Quebec City, Canada to split the United States into the Western States (WS) and the Eastern States (ES). 40 years later, a fog rolled in on the WS that they called the Veil. Within twelve hours it formed an impenetrable wall between the two sides. It's been 18 years since anyone has known what's happening on the other side of the Veil. Now, Lori, an Other, in a desperate attempt at escape from the ES's torture and experimentation, has crossed the Veil and found a world beyond belief. Marcus is a Warrior, but when Lori collapses at his feet wounded and exhausted, he knows he has to protect her. But seeing that she's the first person he's seen in 18 years without wings, he's worried about what her appearance means for his people and the world they've created since the Veil fell. Two new societies: one built on a respect for the natural order of nature and the world, the other built on mistrust and corruption. Can they learn to co-exist once again?
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
This is my first book by this author and I really liked the storyline, I found it original and intriguing.
The world has been parted in two. One side is ruled with fairness and virtue, the other still nourishes all the evils of mankind.
Lori escapes from the clutches of the scientists studying her gift at a government facility and finds herself on the other side of a barrier that hasn’t been crossed for almost two decades. She didn’t know what to expect to find there but a hot winged guy was certainly not her first thought.
Marcus is a Warrior, a winged Warrior… a winged, hot, buff Warrior who carries a great sword strapped to his back and goes flying around without a shirt on. What’s not to like?
Marcus is even more surprised than Lori to see someone without wings after all this time, and so takes her to his people. Soon they’ll find they have a connection unlike anything they have known before, not only physical but psychic too.
Lori couldn’t imagine what her crossing through the Veil would unleash but there’s nothing anyone can do about it now. She must go back to the other side and rescue her friends who are still being held captive and tortured for what they are–gifted, special, Other. Now Lori needs to go save them with the help of the Warriors before it is too late.
While the storyline is very captivating and initially our couple had hot chemistry, I found it got less and less so as the story progressed. This being the first book of the series, it had to set all the background work to the story to begin. I get that. It needed to be that way, I just wished their relationship had a little more… air time. You know what I mean? It could have been really hot, but it wasn’t, and that was a little frustrating.
There was a scene, and I understand the need for originality in sexy scenes…but that was just NOT sexy, or hot. For me, it was kind of gross (while reading I was like: ewwwwwwwwwwww).
Not being a native speaker I sometimes have to look up words or re-read a sentence. It’s not often but it happens. I found the writing in this book a little complicated at times and found myself having to re-read sentences more often than I’d like to admit.
The cover is also a bit of an issue for me. Those wings look really fake and for a moment I thought the book might be a little lame because of that. I’m really glad I got over that, because it really is a good book with a strong beginning for a fascinating story.
It is not a cliffhanger, but a HFN. We are left with tons of questions that will be flying around in my brain for some time. I hope the author types fast because I need to know how and where this is all going!
Rating: 4 I Want To Know More Stars
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