Title: Through The Veil
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?
Author: Christi Snow
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Operation Endurance, The Shadow of Mudflap, When Love Intrudes, Snowcroft Lost
Series: Through The Veil #1
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Through the Veil, Allied in Flight, Rejecting Destiny
Published by Self Source: Author
Published: September 25, 2014
Genres: Apocalypse, Dystopain, Paranormal Romance
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I have really been sucking lately when it comes to paying attention to details in blurbs. Honest to goddess I had no clue Through the Veil was going to contain PNR aspects. From the blurb, I was assuming either apocalyptic or dystopian but PNR, nope. And may I add how happy because A/D genres are turning into a addiction for me but add PNRs…CHA-CHING! Okay, you do have to have a good story to go with it as well. Lucky me author Christi Snow gave me just what I was looking for.
I’m not going to lie and say I was immediately sucked into the story. To be exact, I was just a teensy bit lost and I wasn’t quite sure if it was me or the book. We start twelve years after the Veil with ESIA coming to Lori’s business looking for someone, she uses her power to help him get away and it turns out it was her fiancé was the one who signed the order. Shortly after she’s captured at her apartment and hauled away by ES Enforcers because she’s consider an Other and she is imprisoned for six years until she escapes. The next chapter revolves around Marcus on the WS side, how he’s a Warrior, we get to meet the other Warriors, they all have wings and how Marcus’ love dies. *Shakes head very confused* Feeling lost because I certainly was. I had to check a few times to see if there was a preface that I missed – nope. As the story plotted along, I started to get why one was missing. Believe me when I say, just go with the flow it will make sense. There’s some serious world building that takes place throughout the story and now looking back, I can see how a preface would have been an overload.
Now back to the characters and what I thought about the story. Characters, there’s quite a few of them with the main two being Lori and Marcus. Liked them both! She makes for a very strong heroine for this story. Not Amazon strong but more along the lines she’s endured a lot and came out the other side alive. Marcus, he has issues because of his lost love that tend to get in the way. There’s not a insta-love between then but there is a insta-attraction. Of course it doesn’t hurt that he is built awesomely and he, and all men on the WS, go around with no shirts on…because they have WINGS! Throw some telepathy in there, too. And a few also have special abilities. Wha…??? Are they angels? Nope. Shifters? Nuh huh. They are humans who have changed after the Veil. I had to keep telling myself just go with it. There’s a bunch of other characters, Warriors and Others, we meet that strike my fancy and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for them.
As for the premise of the story, I loved it. I’m not going into details because it really is something a reader needs to take in as it unfolds. The world building is something that progresses nicely and gives a curiously interesting concept. The whole reason I like apocalyptic/dystopian stories is the possibilities of the what ifs. Can I see what goes on in Through The Veil as a possibility in the real world? Yeah, no. It is a bit farfetched but if it did, please goddess let me be on the WS side!
How I’ve never heard of Christi Snow before I have no clue. From what I’ve read so far, I know I have missed out, but not anymore. This author is firmly in my radar now and I will be telling my friends she is a must read. Now let’s see which of her books I’m going to be reading next. Looking, looking…