Monday, August 15, 2016

Review Veiled by Karina Halle

Title: Veiled
Author: Karina Halle
Series: Ada Palomino
Release Date: July 28th 2016


It’s something that Ada Palomino has always known so well, having grown up in a house of horrors, surrounded by a family plagued by ghosts and demons and things that go bump in the night.
But after the sudden and tragic death of her mother two years ago, death has never felt so personal.
Or so close.
Now eighteen, Ada is trying to move on with her life and the last month of summer holds nothing but sunshine and promises with her first year at a Portland design school just around the bend.
That is until her increasingly violent and realistic dreams, dreams of other worlds, of portals and veils where her mother is tortured and souls bleed for mercy, start to blend into reality. Ada has to lean on her older sister, Perry, to try and make sense of it all but even then, she’s never felt more alone.
Then there’s Jay. Tall, handsome and deeply mysterious, Jay would be just another stranger, a familiar face on the bus, if it wasn’t for the fact that Ada has met him before.
Every night.
In every single dream.
And the more that Ada is drawn to him in both worlds, the more she’s in danger of losing everything.
Including her heart.
And her very soul.

***Veiled is a new adult paranormal romance/urban fantasy with sex, bad language and violence. It is a spinoff of the EIT series, however it can be read as a standalone. You do NOT need to have read EIT to enjoy Veiled***

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Review by Iza

I finally managed to finish it!

I started this one on my vacation, a couple of weeks ago, but had to put it aside. I picked it up again and wouldn't put it down until I finished. That was a good sign, indeed.

I read a few books by Karina Halle, but none of them were paranormal. I'm not sorry I picked this up, I ended up really liking it, though it did scare the bejesus out of a me a few times and I really couldn't read it at night, in the dark. Call me a chicken, but Ms. Halle sure knew how to describe the scary scenes.

But there weren't only scary. It had some funny parts too, mostly black humor but that works for me. Oh and some really hoo boy hot scenes that made me wish I had a Jay.

At first, I didn't know how I felt about him, but he gradually grew on me. Same as Ada. Now, having finished the book, I honestly am eager and curious about more. It can't just end that way. I mean, sure, it has an ending but I do hope more will come our way. And soon.

Did I like it? Yes. I'm giving it 4 - 4.5 stars because it would have been best had there been another round of editing. Quite a lot of typos, missing words and whatnot. Do I recommend it? Yes, I do. Even if paranormal isn't your thing, you should still give it a try. I mean, live a little, ruin your manicure by biting your nails off. You can always fix it.

Author Bio

Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky, Racing the Sun, The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.


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