The Sight by Chloe Neill

Posted September 1, 2016 | 26 Comments

The Sight by Chloe NeillThe Sight
Author: Chloe Neill
Series: Devil's Isle #2
Published by: NAL
Publication Date: August 16, 2016
Format: eARC
Pages: 347
Source: Publisher

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’ve been feeling urban fantasy lately, so I was eager to jump back into this world. I liked The Sight, but not as much as The Veil. Does that mean it’s not a good book? Absolutely not. It’s still a solid read that left me wanting more.

Gotta love a New Orleans setting, even if it’s a messed up version of the real thing. A new danger comes into play that threatens paranormals and humans alike, wreaking havoc all over the city. On top of dealing with the new threat and keeping the city safe, there’s a bit of a mystery surrounding Claire’s life that she’s trying to unravel.

Claire is a great heroine who continues to grow and become more confident while learning to gain control of her magic. She has sort of a quiet strength about her that I like, but can pull out the badass when necessary. I think we’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg, so I’m eager to see her progression.

Claire and Liam try to fight their attraction, but those pesky pheromones are strong! I like how well they work together and that Liam doesn’t get all overprotective with her. They make a really good team.

The secondary characters are a big part of why I enjoy this book. I love Claire’s little group of friends, especially Gavin. He’s charming, funny, and cocky (in an amusing way). I always enjoy scenes that involve him, no matter who he’s interacting with.

Overall, I enjoyed The Sight and look forward to the next book.

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26 responses to “The Sight by Chloe Neill

  1. Second books are always a gamble b/c you know the first book was the stellar one they sold to the publisher. But she did her job if you’re still reading the series, yeah?? Its all in the world building 😉 I still need to buy this series but I don’t know if I have the time to start another one *sigh* Your review makes me want to, though!!!!!

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  2. I haven’t read CNeill yet and have considered starting here since it’s a newer series and therefore has fewer books. *ha* I’m glad this was a solid addition to this series even if it didn’t trip your trigger as well as the first. I love Nola for a setting – especially in urban fantasy. And I’m a sucker for a strong secondary cast, so it would seem this is a series I’d really enjoy. I just have to decide between this one and Chicagoland. Decisions, decisions… 😀

  3. I need to find another urban fantasy series I think. All I ever seem to read is the Charley Davidson series which is still totally awesome and one of my all time favourites. I do love the sound of this one and I do find that the sequel never lives up to the first book in the series. Great review, Christy.

  4. I recently picked up The Veil on audio and I can’t wait to dig into it. I figured I should into this series while it’s still early so I’m not swimming up impossible creek like I was with the CV series (although I just gave up on that series).

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  5. I know what you mean! The main characters have to pop off of the page in a book as well as the secondary characters for me in a book have to be an important part of a book because if not… WHY THE HECK AM I BOTHERING WITH IT THEN?? I love it when two characters that totally belong together are trying to fight their attraction.. it’s just like… GET TOGETHER ALREADY… PFFT.

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