Through the Veil by Christi Snow
Date Read: November 2014
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?
Series: Through the Veil #1
Also by this author: Operation Endgame, Operation: Endurance, The Shadow of Mudflap, Found At the Library br> br>
NOTE: These “reviews” are as simple as it gets (and mostly for tracking purposes)! They will have a rating, first thought, narrator thought (quick), and will officially be filed 🙂
Read for Fun (Kindle)
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.
1: The world building is fantastic!
2: The characters are engaging and unique.
want need more of this world and the characters.
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