Review: Through the Veil by Christi Snow

Posted February 4, 2015 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses, Reviews / 16 Comments

Review: Through the Veil by Christi SnowSource: Kindle Purchase

Format: eBook

Through the Veil by Christi Snow

Date Read: November 2014

Genre: PNR, Romance

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?

More Information:
Publisher: Createspace
Series: Through the Veil #1

Also by this author: Operation Endgame, Operation: Endurance, The Shadow of Mudflap, Found At the Library

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Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50

First Thought when Finished: Through The Veil by Christi Snow is one I put off reading because I am not a big fan of “angel” stories. Guys with wings who might be connected to the big guy in the sky, just don’t work for me (there are exceptions–Larissa Ione but it takes like 50 people I know telling me I will love them). So I tend to stay away from any story about a guy/gal with wings just in case.

Here is the thing: these aren’t angels (they do have wings but read more like shifters who can’t unshift wings) and they were OH SO FREAKING GOOD (well bad but good)! I have found the loophole by which I can totally love a guy with wings and not have to worry about the whole “Angel” thing! Now if this wants to become a trend, I am ALL FOR IT!

The synopsis doesn’t say a darn thing about Angels so this was a total case of me judging a book by it’s cover–which is totally a thing I do. Good or bad–I don’t tend to read a synopsis of a book. I read the first few pages to decide if I am going to continue. So covers are a huge deal to me.

Quick Thoughts:

1: The world building is fantastic!
2: The characters are engaging and unique.
3: I want need more of this world and the characters.

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Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4.5 / 5
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16 responses to “Review: Through the Veil by Christi Snow

  1. I am the same Felicia. No Angels-Religion in my books if I can help it. For me, Nalini Singh’s Archangels are my exception, nothing to do with Religion at all. Love love love that series.

  2. Ooh, really? My brain immediately thought “angels…meh” when I saw the cover (even with the pretty purple wings) but if they’re just shifter-like, I might have to check this out!!

  3. I feel horrible. I freaking love Christi, but I too have an Angel prejudice. So I wasn’t rushing to read this one. Damn! Judging a book by its cover. Thanks for setting me straight.

  4. Ha ha, I am so like you! I don’t really like angel books a few that were okay but I really shy away from them..I haven’t even tried the author you mentioned above though I have heard her books are really good. I would have judged this one just like you cause I am a cover judge and the dude has wings..makes me think of Might put this one on my list as a maybe. πŸ™‚

    • Oh Christi is great. I really like her Romantic Suspense series set in Lubbock. She really does put out good quality work plus she reads a gosh darn ton and is a fan of her genre. I love when writers show true love for what they write by reading within their genre.

  5. I’m the same way. The only big exception I’ve found so far is Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series, but those angels don’t have anything to do with the Big Guy in the sky as far as I can tell. Might have to check this one out too πŸ˜‰

  6. That cover is really off-putting. I’m glad there’s more to the story.

    I’m not usually a fan of angel/winged creature stories either – except for Nalini Singh.

    • From what I understand of that series–this is a bit of the same concept in that they are things with wings not Angels. The stories are different but now I think I should try NS.

    • I am going to try that series again, I believe I have read the first one (in both) but never went on aka Kate Daniels aka Kim Harrison. I have a problem but I am fixing it this year LOL