Series: Devil's Isle

Audio review: The Sight by Chloe Neill

Posted August 18, 2016 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | , | 8 Comments

Audio review: The Sight by Chloe Neill

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Audio review: The Sight by Chloe NeillThe Sight by Chloe Neill
Series: Devil's Isle #2
Narrator: Amy Landon
Published by Tantor Audio, NAL on August 16, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 10 hours
Source: Publisher
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four-half-stars
one-half-flames

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.

I am new to the Chloe Neil party.  Some Girls Bite  of the Chicagoland Vampire series was one of my first ever audiobooks when I moved halfway across the country last year. Needless to say, I was hooked and now she is a favorite author.  I moved on to the Devil’s Isle series on audio as well. As urban fantasy, the books should definitely be read in order.

Amy Landon is a comfortable narrator to understand and very enjoyable. She lets the characters come alive in the voices and brings their emotions to the story. I like her voice in my mind for Claire; it has a southern feel even though there is not really an accent. Landon does accents where appropriate.

Claire and Liam captured me in The Veil (reviewed by Jennifer here). Their friends and family, Gunnar, Tadji, Gavin, Eleanor, Malachi, Burke, and Moses all add layers. Their personal growth, in this crazy after-war world, is suddenly pushed by necessity for survival and social pressures for change. Claire learns more than she wants and yet not enough about her past and family, and herself.

There is just so much more I want to know. As with any book or series I come to love, The Sight has multi-faceted characters and brings out my emotions. Claire did do a few things which felt reckless and worrisome. I care about them and their world. That’s the best it gets; it’s everything.

 

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The Book Nympho Giveaway (US Only)  through August 27, 2016

The prize packet will include:

  • Devil’s Isle tote bag, pen, and sticker sheet
  • Royal Mercantile Koozie and bookplate
  • The Veil screen wipe
  • Chicagoland Vampires and Devil’s Isle bookmarks

 

If you want to be entered in the giveaway, please comment and let me know if you have read any Chloe Neill books and what you thought of them.

Tour Wide Giveaway

The fun doesn’t stop here. Want more chances to win? You can also enter Chloe’s Grand Prize Giveaway, which will run August 8 through August 19 on Chloe’s web site.

What’s included in the Grand Prize Giveaway?

About Amy Landon

Amy Landon is a classically trained actress with numerous off-Broadway, film, and television credits. Her voice can also be heard on many television and radio commercials. She has an easy facility with dialects, which she also coaches and teaches, and she is happy to find her lifelong obsession with books is matching up with her acting and vocal work.

About Chloe Neill

Chloe Neill is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Chicagoland Vampires and Dark Elite series.

She was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest–just close enough to Cadogan House and St. Sophia’s to keep an eye on things. When not transcribing Merit’s and Lily’s adventures, she bakes, works, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her boys–her favorite landscape photographer/husband and their dogs, Baxter and Scout. (Both she and the photographer understand the dogs are in charge.)


The Veil by Chloe Neill

The Veil by Chloe Neill

Posted August 4, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 4 Comments

         There’s no vampires here . . . Chicagoland fans should not go into The Veil thinking they will get a repeat performance from Chloe Neill. The Veil is a different animal and that’s not a bad thing. The Veil did everything the first book of an urban fantasy series should do, it builds the world, sets the tone and establishes the characters in a phenomenal way. The veil is the barrier that separates the human world from the magic world where all the paras live. But eight years ago the veil was broken and the human world and magical world collided letting the humans know that magic and paranormals were real. After the veil was put back up, magic was banded and anyone […]