Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Series: The Veil #1
Published by Independent on February 7th 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 8 hours 2 minutes
Format: Audiobook, eBook
“They say I’m half a demon, but I like to think of myself as half human, especially as the demons want me dead.” Charlie Henderson is living a lie. Her real name is Muse and her attempt at a normal life is about to go up in smoke. When a half-demon assassin walks into her life, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake, Muse must return to the one man she hoped never to see again and ask for help. The Prince of Greed isn’t known for his charity. The price is high and the cost could tear her apart. Trapped between the malevolent intentions of a Prince of Hell, a bounty-hunter with ulterior motives and all of demon-kind, Muse must embrace the lure of chaos at her core; the demon inside her, in order to survive.
If your ex is the Prince of Greed, you’d better be ready to raise hell.
Beyond the Veil is a book I wanted to read so badly at one point that I owned it not only on ebook, but as an audiobook too. And then it sat there, unread for at least a year. So thank you for voting it in as my November read. As always, I’m a month behind (1 month is just too much pressure for me lol!) and I’m super happy to share this book with y’all. Those of you who kept voting for it, it was worth the wait, this was a good one!
So I did something I rarely do with Beyond the Veil, I used whispersync to read it in both formats. I don’t usually do this because I tend to like to stick to one format for my books. But I have to say, I enjoyed reading both ways and can’t say I preferred one over the other. The narration was very good – Hollie Jackson is a new narrator for me, I think, and I’ll definitely read more of her books.
I think one reason whispersync was a win for me this time was that I was so eager to see what would happen next. This is a very fast paced, high action story. From the get-go it’s fast and doesn’t really slow down. Sometimes it’s action that’s keeping it fast, at other times it’s the mind-fuck. Y’all I felt for Muse, the main character, because I really couldn’t figure out who to trust 99% of the time… so how was she?
I loved this world. Muse is part demon part human, living in the human world among humans who know that demons live among them, and yeah they don’t love it. I would have liked to see a bit more about how the average human is dealing with this fairly new knowledge, but that wasn’t the reality Muse lives in. She’s always known and would like people to NOT know she’s part demon. But as the book begins, her life of passing is coming to an end because she’s under attack and the trick is, who is trying to kill her? It could be any number of demons, as they HATE half demons; it’s very rare for one of them to survive infancy. She’s hated simply because of who she is.
The magic and the way the human and demon worlds overlap at times, conflict at others really made this interesting. And Muse trying to figure out who she could trust while running from Hell Hounds, Demons, elemental attacks just made this an almost perfect read. Definitely need to read more!
Berls loved Beyond The Veil! An almost perfect read... 4.5/5 stars! Click To Tweet