Title: The Sight | Series: Devil’s Isle #2 | Author: Chloe Neill | Publisher: Gollancz | Publication date: August 16th 2016 | Num. Pages: 330 | Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
4.5 stars – Good arc to the plot and at last some proper romance
Many thanks for Stevie F and Gollancz for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review
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…
Well I need the next book. Stat.
If there’s one thing I hate in a book it’s a cliffhanger, if there’s another thing I hate, it’s having to wait another year for the next book. Ms Neill! Chop chop! Pretty please!
The Sight was infinitely better than The Veil, it had the continuation of plot line with Devil’s Isle and the Paras, the continuation of characters (some of whom I love – Moses I’m looking at you – and some of whom I don’t and sorely wish would die – Ezekiel that be you!)
The Sight continues to follow Claire and Liam on their journey to right the wrongs done to the Paras incarcerated in Devil’s Isle. This book however opens with a solid theme that prevails throughout – terrorism. A group of humans disgusted by the Paras and magic and what it has done to the Zone decide that the best way to succeed is to become xenophobic morons intent on destroying what is left.
Their belief that only magic can undo what magic done is not only simple but also quite stupid. As if it hasn’t been tried before. The theme of terrorism and shock and awe continues throughout with various bombings at Devil’s Isle, several fires and eventually a war.
Throughout this book the romantic interest between Claire and Liam finally gets steamy! It’s unfortunately right at the end of the book about 40 pages from the end and as in The Veil, the sexual tension is so thick you could cut it with a knife.
It’s good and well written, but I’d wished it had occurred sooner because after the battle Liam chickens out – though you can accept that it’s a good enough reason why.
“I want to be home,” I said. “And I’m home when I’m with you.”
That’s quite a sweet and slightly hard-hitting quote in the book. It gave me all the feels as did the below:
When I lifted my face to his, he took my hand, pressed it to his heart. “This is yours,” he said. “Whatever else is between us, whatever else happens today, it’s yours.”
Which makes it all more bitter when that cliffhanger of an ending rears its ugly head.
The book itself flowed well and had a steady pacing throughout – character dialogue were enjoyable and amusing.