Sep 17, 2016

Review--The Sight by Chloe Neill

The paranormal war that engulfed New Orleans seven years ago is over. But the battle for the city is just beginning . . .

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 received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

Chloe Neill brings us back to a magic infested New Orleans with The Sight! I was happy to be back with Claire, Liam, and basically everyone! Because, yeah, memory problems! Lol! It was a little rough going for a bit since I couldn't remember much of the first book having read it a year ago and like 100+ books ago, but diving into The Sight was actually fairly easy!

Claire continues to keep her magic a heavily guarded secret, only her closest friends know about it and Liam, naturally is one of them. She's still his apprentice of sorts for the life of a bounty hunter, but things are quickly thrown into chaos when a madman named Ezekiel comes into the scene. He's against all Paranormals, anything magic related, and anyone who sympathizes for the two. He's basically Public Enemy #1 in New Orleans. Worse yet, he has a battalion of followers who support him and his ways. 

Like any sadistic leader, all he does is lead and direct. He hardly ever puts himself into the thick of danger, such as bombing parts of Devil's Isle. New Orleans is in constant danger, the streets aren't safe because no one knows where he'll strike next. And he sets his sights on Liam and Claire because they are obvious sympathizers of anything magic related and Paranormals.

This one was intense and incredible read! Every moment was either filled with action or absolute tension! Better yet are the sparks that continue to fly between Claire and Liam in their game of potential love! Lol! Sparks have been flying between them since they met, yet they refuse to acknowledge them because Liam believes it will lead to bad things, such as him having to arrest her should her magic be exposed and he won't be able to do that and that will basically lead to more danger and trouble. But yet, despite all that, sparks are flying hard and bright between these two in this one! And I loved every moment of them!

The pacing to this one was just right, in my opinion. The larger focus, of course, is Ezekiel and his followers and the war he plans to wage across NOLA. Stopping him is key, but there are still a few other minor issues that will pop up and keep our heroes on their toes until the big bad can be faced. Like all good Urban Fantasies this one was filled with action, paranormal elements, magic and a nice dose of humor. Perhaps not as snarky as Merit would be, but still a good round of laughs will be had!

The ending to this one was quite surprising. While I suspected one thread of it to happen eventually, I was surprised by how quickly it accelerated! Where these characters will be next year is anyone's guess! Might have to badger Chloe about it in the weeks to come! Things are definitely in a very precarious situation. I am actually rather anxious to see what will happen to Claire and Co. in the next book, but unfortunately that will have to wait until next year! 

The Sight is the perfect kind of read for fans of Urban Fantasy! I feel like it's got a different feel to it than our traditional sense with all the "creatures". Here magic is the main focus and all the different kinds of magic users. It's got a nice edge to it and I am looking forward to seeing where this series will go! Bring it on, Chloe! 

Overall Rating 5/5 stars

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